Monday, February 22, 2010

Wisconsin Dells

Last week I was fortunate enough to have the week off of work. So of course we planned a trip. This time we headed to Wisconsin Dells. It was a great trip. The girls had a blast going to water parks, horseback riding, and getting to play in the snow. We traveled with some people from work so I think that made the trip all the better because the girls had some other kids to play with. It was actually funny watching Lennah get up in the morning on knocking on our connecting doors yelling friends get up, open door please. She just wanted to play every chance she got. Delylah was addicted to the water slides and had fits whenever we had to take her away from the pool or from the water park. I am just amazed at what a little daredevil she was just running up the steps to get to the slides. Lennah enjoyed the pool but was not fond of going to the water park and getting splashed by the other kids. The best part of the trip for me was horseback riding in the snow. It was absolutely beautiful. Too bad Delylah fell asleep on Keith's horse and missed the whole ride. It was a wonderful trip and it was great having time to spend with Keith and the kids. We did however, have to cut our trip a little short because Lennah came down with a fever on Thursday. We decided it was time to pack up and head home. I would up taking her to the immediate med and it turned out she had a double ear infection.

I guess the last thing to report is that I had my medical today for the homestudy and Keith has his tomorrow. I guess we are one step closer to bringing home baby Paulsen. We should have our homestudy completed in about two more weeks and this Friday we have our fingerprint appointment with USCIS. We were shocked that we got our notice on Saturday and have an appointment so quick.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Homestudy and Wild Night

Delylah at the ER

Yesterday we met with our new social worker for our first homestudy visit. Things went really well and smooth. I guess it helps that this is the 3rd time around. We really liked the new social worker and it is a blessing that we met her to help facilitate this adoption.
Last night turned into a little bit of chaos. We were eating at a friend's house and of course Delylah decided it was her night to get into some stuff. Needless to say we think she swallowed some nicotine lozenges and wind up in the ER for several hours. All is I know she came up to me with something minty in her mouth and that is what we are thinking she got into. Considering having to take her to the ER on a Saturday night she was a real trooper. She listened and did everything the nurse and doctor told her. However she did not do so well with the charcoal they give you to bind up whatever may be in your system. Anyway, that it it for now. She is home and doing great and back to her chipper little self.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I guess it has been a few weeks since my last post and you think with baby number 3 I would be updating more often. Well our first homestudy visit is this upcoming Saturday. We have a new social worker so we are a bit nervous being we do not have an established relationship with her left. We were sad about not being able to work with our former social worker but everything happens for a reason and this is just another person entering our lives through the journey of adoption. We also sent off our I-600 A application so at least that is checked off our list. The big hurdle in our journey is California. I guess since all their budget issues their government is extremely slow in processing birth certificates. However, thanks to my friend Nicole's mom this process should be a little quicker since she is being so wonderful and going to have our certificate state certified for us when we get it. I don't know what I would do without her.

I also had Delylah's second birthday photos taken last week. I was quite shocked that she was not her usual happy to be the center of attention self. She was a little scared of the camera guy. But one amazing thing was that lennah was excited and jumped into the photo shoot to get some shots of herself take.