Y’all, we got to FaceTime with our Sonny on Wednesday afternoon. 🙂
He was super smiley during our call, but also a little bit sleepy because he’s still in school every day ’til 2:30. This is his third year of school, but I think it’s the first year he’s gone past lunch time every day. I asked when they get out for the summer and our adoption coordinator said they’d be finished in another week or two.
He’s holding the pillow we gave him in the screenshot above. I noticed there is some wear-and-tear on Kevin’s forehead. I’m hoping that means he’s been using it! 😀
We talked about motos, and machins, and avions, and batos (motorcycles, cars, planes and boats) and, of course, we promised (repeatedly) that we would be there to pick him up soon. He blew us kisses and said “I love you” before we hung up, and then, like we always do when we have calls like this, Kevin and I spent the next several minutes in silence. It’s hard to know how to react after 45 straight minutes of extreme joy, and then POOF: he’s gone and we don’t know when we’ll talk to him again. Do we jump for joy because we got to see him…or cry our eyes out because we don’t know when we’ll see him again? We always just end up silent. Doing neither, because we can’t do both.
Thankfully, it doesn’t take too long for our happy feelings to prevail, and we usually spend the next couple of hours trying (unsuccessfully) to go back to whatever it was we were doing before the call because we can’t stop recalling/repeating all the things he said. 🙂
One day, we’ll tell him about how we spent hours thinking of and writing out phrases in Haitian Kreyol so we’d be able to have a conversation with him. How we couldn’t sit still and would pace the room for 30 minutes before his calls. How we’d obsessively check to make sure my ringer was on and the volume was all the way up. How we would always say, “I’ve never been this excited/nervous to talk to a 4-year-old!“- ha!
We found out our in-country rep signed for his passport last week, so we’re hoping that means there was no typos on the paperwork and that they’ll be printing it (correctly) soon. After that, we’ve only got about 4-6 weeks to go in USCIS (medical appointment, visa and I-600 approval). It makes me feel incredibly blessed to even think about being able to book our plane tickets so soon. I will be typing his name through tears when I book his seat!
One last note before I sign off for the weekend: I mentioned yesterday that we’re hosting one more 4-day Blog Threads pre-order sale (since our new site/logo/photos/shirts aren’t quite ready yet), and all the details are the same for this one. All of the shirts are the same super soft Next Level shirts (50% Polyester, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon) we’ve used in all of our previous sales and all the adult shirts are available in unisex or ladies cut. (The baseball tees are unisex) The unisex shirts run very true to size and they don’t shrink when you dry them. The ladies cut shirts run two sizes smaller than the unisex shirts, but also don’t shrink when you dry them.
For example, I’m 5′-5″ (129 lbs) and I wear a small in the unisex t-shirt, and a large or x-large in the ladies cut t-shirt. I like to wear an XL in the Ladies Cut- CREW NECK shirt because I like my necklines a little on the looser side. Here are the size charts for both kinds of cuts. You lay the shirt FLAT to get these measurements:
Ladies Cut v-neck:
HPS stands for “high point of shoulder”. It’s the measurement that goes from the highest point of your shoulder straight down to the hem at the bottom of the t-shirt. The Bust 1″ Blw Amhl measurement is the one that runs from side to side, across the bust area- 1″ down from the bottom of the arm hole if the t-shirt is laying flat. The third measurement (SLV Length Frm Shld Edge) is the outside edge of the sleeve. When I was trying to decide which size to order, I measured one of my other t-shirts that fits well to see which size would be the most comparable.
You can hop over to the Blog Threads website by clicking on the banner below:
Again, this is a 4-day pre-order sale. Once the sale is done (Monday night around 8pm CST) I’ll deactivate the site so that I can tally up the order and send it off to the print shop on Tuesday. Kevin and I will start packing them up and mailing them out as soon as we receive them, and I’m thinking they’ll all be delivered between July 1st and July 6th depending on what part of the world you live in.
Thanks for taking the time to read this far if you’re still here, and let me know if you have any other questions about the “threads”! XO