The three photos that we got are so wonderful. He is smiling and looks so happy and healthy in all of them. We have gotten a couple of sets of photos lately from other adoptive families (you know who you are - thank you!) where he looks so sad and lonely. It has been making me so sad. But in these photos, he is full of smiles! I thank the Lord for this encouragement that he is doing OK.
AND in their comments about him, they said that he is "happy and smiley" and is "interactive and likes to play with people." Hooray! Maybe he was just caught at a bad moment when those other photos were taken. Who knows, they might have had to wake him up from a nap in order to see the people who were there to see him.
AND he now weighs 17 pounds and is in the 62nd percentile for his age! Just last month he was 14 pounds and at the 6 percentile! Obviously, they are taking good care of him and giving him plenty to eat. :) All of this makes me feel so very good.
AND, as if that isn't enough, I choose to ask some specific questions about his background and birth family this month. I didn't know if they would have the answers or not, but I figured that it certainly didn't hurt to ask. But I'm so glad that I did because I got some very interesting information about his birth family that could explain a lot of the questions that we have had. (Sorry, it's a little too personal to share specifics here.) I got the name of his birth village too.
So all of this makes me a very happy mama right now. I am seriously considering breaking all the rules and posting the new photos of him. I just want everyone to see him! (We're not allowed to post any pictures to the internet until we have passed court and he is legally our son.) I hope and pray that we will be able to do that two weeks from the today. I wish 3/17 would come quickly! I am praying about it constantly, and I have a really good feeling about this time.