Saturday, April 30, 2011

My own fairy tale story!

When I got up yesterday morning, April 29th, I knew it was a special day... it was The day of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding. Never in a million years would I have imagined that I would receive an email from Elaine saying our Dossier was OUT OF IBESR!!!! What a feeling that was. I was on the side of the highway with my blinker reading the email:

From: Dixie at GLA []
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 12:07 PM
To: Babineau, Elaine (SD/DS)
Dear Elaine,
The Cormier dossier is out of IBESR and needs to be put into Parquet and the courts. We need the family to make arrangements to come to Haiti and appear in front of the local judge and also the civil court judge. They will need to be here about 3 days. Melissa, the adoption coordinator, is in Canada visiting family and will return to GLA tomorrow.

I my knee caps were shaking so bad I was not able to get back on the highway right away. I got that same feeling once before. It was when my friend Renelle called me that she was in labor and I had to drive her to the hospital… I had a standard car at the time and she almost had to drive LOL! So then the phone calls started… Called Victor, Nicole and Renée. Try to get my mom on the phone during the day is like trying to find a needle in a stack of hay! 

I really felt like I was in a fairy tale… I am finally going to meet MY PRINCESS!

I’ll blog again soon with the trip details!!!! When and who is coming with us.  Renée really wants to come and Nicole was there at Christmas so not sure what she is going to do... and if there is room at GLA for 4 of us.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Easter all the way from Haiti!

I guess getting my Happy Easter update today is better than not getting any update all… If our Province would let us get our updates directly from our orphanage, I would of got it on Good Thursday, but when we have to deal with people who like to control... you get the updates later. Ah well, I am a very happy Mama!

She is growing so fast. I had tears in my eyes when I opened the email and saw her beautiful smile.
Here is the update enjoy!

This was in her update for April 2011. Berline loves to go for walks with her volunteer. She is very observant and will watch everything that is going on around her. Another of Berline’s favorite things is the swings. Whenever she is grumpy, needs a nap, or is not feeling well the best way to sooth her is putting her in the swing.

Her smile lights up whenever you call her name. It is really amazing how well she focuses on faces and respond to her name. She is truly adored by her nannies and volunteers because of her incredible smile and giggle.

Berline has begun to cry when she is taken back to the nursery or not picked up when she wants to be. She definitely knows how to make her voice heard and is learning very quickly how to get what she wants. She is a very bright girl! She is also started to thin down. She has lost a lot of her baby fat and is beginning to look more and more like a little Toddler. I will be sure to keep you updated on her crawling and walking progression. Right now she is taking steps with assistance and is very good at holding herself up against furniture. She loves to bounce in the Johnny jumper chairs to strengthen her legs.
It has been fun to see Berline grow and thrive here at GLA and we are even more excited for the day she is at home with you!

Berline is healthy and growing:

Height: 69 cm
Weight: 20 lb 7 oz

I hope you enjoy these fun Spring/Easter photos of Berline.