Our Ethiopian Adoption Journey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Second Update: Chicken Pox but Still Smiling!

We got our second update from the Transition House in Ethiopia.  Isaac is 81/2 months old and as you can see he has the chicken pox.  It has been going around the transition house for the last couple months so it was just a matter of time before he got it.  He certainly has a lot of spots even on the bottom of his feet but this doesn't stop this cutie from smiling.   He gained 0.3kg in the past month and weighs 8kg now and he has grown 3cm which makes his height 73cm.  It's nice to see him thriving and looking so healthy with exception of the chicken pox.  We were also told that he goes to bed at 7pm but needs to be rocked to sleep and he wakes 2-3 times a night for a bottle (yikes, no wonder he's looking so healthy!) We can't wait to get him home, come on visa!

All our paper work arrived at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi on March 9th.  We are exactly 7 weeks and counting into the wait for the visa from our court date. We are hoping it comes within the next few weeks but there is no way of knowing.  We are staying busy by getting all the projects done around the house because I'm sure our time will be limited once we finally get him home. We love you Isaac and can't wait to see you soon!


  1. So great to hear.

  2. Isaac is absolutely beautiful!! After chatting with you on the phone James I stopped to pray, asking God to allow your travel visa to arrive soon - today would be GREAT!

    Praying for you and your sweet Isaac. Asking God to be with each of you and help prepare your precious little one for the changes that are coming.

    Cannot wait to follow your journey back to Ethiopia and to see Isaac in your arms once again....forever!!!