Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New photos of Mateo today!

The Gladney Center was able to have their Guatemalan representative, Claudia go to the orphanage on the 14th of August to get pictures of Mateo...he is getting so big! He looks great, believe me, the Sept. 22nd court hearing cannot come soon enough! We are having to get an extention on our I-600 form, this will be good for another 18 months. Although just got notice today in the mail from USCIS that they will not do an extention until we do another homestudy update, as in the state of KS the are very strict and want a new one every 6 months....even though our homestudy doesnt expire until Nov of another $400! I will look forward to the day we have Mateo home and all of these kinds of things are done....

Below is the written update I got today from the Gladney rep....
& I will also attach pictures...


Date of Visit: August 14, 2008

Name of Adoptive Family: EDWARDS

New Child’s Name: Mateo

Name of Child: David Manuel Morales

Age: 1 year 6 month (Born March 3, 2007)

Report completed by: Claudia, in-country representative

Description of Daily Routine:
a. Sleeping: Mateo sleeps in a room with other 5 kids that are more or less the same age. He sleeps in a crib. He goes to bed at 7:00 p.m. and sleeps the whole night until 6:00 a.m. Mateo naps after his lunch for 1 to 1 ½ hour. The rest of the day he’s awake.

b. Eating: Mateo drinks 8 ounces of Nido (Nestle) Growing formula mixed with a Guatemalan cereal named Incaparina.. He also drinks water once a day. For breakfast Mateo eats rice cereal with spoon, black blended beans with bread or scrambled egg. He eats a snack around 10:30 a.m. For lunch (12:30 p.m.) eats veggies mixed with chicken or beef. Mateo eats dinner at 5:30 p.m. and drinks a bottle before going to bed. Mateo also eats noodles, rice and tortilla. He’s a good eater.

c. Bathing: He takes a daily bath around 9:00 a.m. He likes water.

d. Health and Measurements: At his Aug. check up, he weighed 22 pounds, measured 78 cms. and had a head circumference of 45 cms.

He has 2 bowel movements per day.
Mateo has had good health but today he’s having a little runny nose.
He has 4 bottom and 4 upper teeth.

Mateo is well adapted at his new Home
He gets along well with the rest of the children at the Home.
He likes to play with a book that you brought him.
At the beginning of my visit he was a little shy but after few minutes he started to play ball.