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San Francisco, Ca, United States
I'm on the left, Andrew is in the middle and my partner Ed is on the right. My partner and I met in October 1993 and have been together ever since. Our son Andrew graced us with his presence on Christmas Eve 2007.

Update on Andrew

Andrew had his last visit with the doctor regarding the shape of his head. He had been wearing a helmet for 23 hours per day for the last month and a half. The doctor told us, he no longer needs to wear the helmet. We were so excited.
Andrew is now 16lbs and 27 inches long. He is really showing a lot of personality. He can laugh histerically which is extremely contagious.

We are taking Andrew on his first plane trip. We are going to visit his grandma in San Diego. I'm a bit nervous about taking him and I am hoping he is an easy travel companion. ANY SUGGESTIONS would be extremely welcomed!!!!!! This trip is a test run for our REAL trip. We are going to Asia in December and that's a 15 hour flight.

I tried calling Andrew's mommy a couple of times but she has not returned my call. I will keep trying and hopefully she will call back. I want to set another time for us to get together.

We received Andrew's birth certifcate and we are almost done with our post placement meetings with the social worker (of the agency we adopted Andrew). After the last meeting, we will go to court to finalize the adoption. Ed and I are soo excited about that moment.


Oceans... said...

WOW - That was pretty quick re-shaping with the helmet!! Congrats!

Good to hear you're all doing well! I don't have many travel tips for infants but I'm sure you'll get some good advice.

Laurel said...

Good news on all fronts, it seems, for you daddies and handsome Andrew.

I don't have children...but I have lots of little cousins and a niece. What I know works best for some is to plan the flight - if you can - around a nap time. They suggest you hold the child a certain way on take off and landing...but giving babies a bottle on take off can help them to keep swallowing and it pops their ears like it would for us chewing gum. If you're lucky...the noise of the airplane will put Andrew to sleep and he'll have a nap.

Don't worry too much about travelling with him. If he's pretty easy-going and happy now...he'll be just fine. And, you guys are awesome parents and I'm certain all will be great.

beckydoshi said...

Excellent news about Andrew getting his helmet off. I can't wait for that day for us!

On flying: I find that the best thing you can do is be calm about it yourself. I think if you are fussing around, babies pick up on that and get fussy too. Get there extra early so that you have plenty of time to get through security.

You can formula through security (even more than 4 oz)- just claim it before you go through. I've never had a problem taking a bottle or 2 through. Good luck!


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