Yesterday we got the last updates on our son that we will ever need to receive from someone else. From here on out all the great stuff about Noah T will come from us.
First update came with 5 new pictures that I haven't received permission to share online yet so those will come soon but our case manager Christy was in Ethiopia a couple weeks ago and this is what she had to say.
"T is such a beautiful boy! He was a little unsure of me, and I am thinking it is because either I was so pale or just a stranger, and that is why I was not able to get a picture of his adorable smile. I tried getting others to help me get him to smile for a picture, but as soon as he would see me lift the camera he would get all stoic again At least I was able to see him having fun and smiling. The special mothers would begin to sing little songs and T would smile, sway from side to side and clap his hands. So cute! He is not walking yet, but he can crawl all over the place and he likes colorful toys—I noticed he would reach for those more than other ones with more neutral colors. I am so excited for you to finally meet him soon!"
And then we got this update from Maria who just saw T last week.
"i have a few pics for you. not real close ups but he is in them. i love him! each day he would just squeal when i walked up to him and loved being talked to and played with. he hangs in one of the walkers alot, he loves it so a jumpy thing or exersaucer is a must for him. when he smiles his eyes just squish up and his whole face lights up. no worries about him being frightened of you or pale faces, it was never an issue for me. he is truly beautiful boy. small but skinny :)"
We are so greatful to everyone who has sent us updates on T and spent time with him while they were in Ethiopia. It would be impossible to thank them enough for taking time out of their day with their children to spend some time and get some information about ours. In less then a week we will hold Noah T in our arms forever. I can't even begin to describe the emotions i'm feeling right now. He is a gorgous boy and we are so blessed that he is ours. Soon we will hold him and show him how much he is loved.