Our little man.
We don't have a name picked out yet, so we are just saying little dude or little man right now. We just can't seem to come up with one. We have played with several, but nothing that feels just right. We are totally open to suggestions! :)
I thought today was a great day to introduce him as he is 7 months old today. I wish I were holding him and snuggling him, but I know he is in good hands a world away. It still seems so surreal to be waiting for a son! What a precious gift. I bought his first care package stuff to send and will be posting about that soon. Our paperwork headed toward Korea on April 5th, so our waiting has begun. I am thinking 18 months of waiting....better to be surprised than depressed in this process! I am SO excited to return to Korea. I am not sure where my emotions are right now. We didn't expect a referral this fast so I think I am still in shock. Last time I really worried about Oscar and how he would handle a sister. This time, I am really worried about Olivia and how she will be. I know she will be fine, but she is our world right now and I don't want to hurt her in any way. I already find myself comparing my feelings to this process versus Olivia's journey. I know they are totally different, but I still compare. I was already painting and preparing her room, and I have no desire to go clean out that room. Partly because I have no clue where we will put all that stuff! With her, I just took the stuff from her room and put it in the workout room which is now our guest room--which will now be little dude's room. I also know we are in for a long wait, and my heart is really guarded. I started Olivia's room when I thought we were waiting for 4 months.
We will continue to pray for our little guy and wait. I feel so blessed to be waiting, honestly. The referrals are coming slowly due to the backlog, and I know this guy is meant for our family just like Olivia was. These things don't just happen. I remember imagining Olivia's little voice. I wonder what he sounds like?
We took some pictures of Olivia holding his picture. It was quite comical.
Olivia walks up to his picture and says, baby! I have his picture framed on a table and she took it and placed it behind a bigger picture. She said, "bye bye baby!" Um....we could have a problem. I think she will eventually enjoy having a brother and playmate. I sure hope so!