Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A New Picture!....kinda.

Yesterday we got the full-size picture of Riley! It's really the same picture but you can see more of him. For some reason I am just captivated by it!
I don't know what it is about being able to see him head to toe, but I just want to snatch him up and cuddle him! It's also given us a clue about his cerebral palsy symptoms. Up until now all we knew what that he has "mild cerebral palsy but is able to stand on his own". From the picture it looks like his right leg is affected in some way but his left leg looks ok. It's not a lot to go on, but we'll take anything we can get at this point!

We purchased some books on children with CP and I started reading through them a few weeks ago. To be honest I started to freak out a little bit and had to stop reading. There's just so many different forms of CP, and we have no idea what Riley's specific symptoms are, but reading about all the possibilities is just overwhelming. Hopefully we can get his medical records soon.

A homestudy update: Rob and I have both had our physicals and are healthy! Not much of a surprise, but still nice to know and very important for Riley's country to know. I'm getting ready to send in a boat load of papers to Forever Families, then we need to finish our online coursework, and then I think we'll be basically done with the homestudy! Yippee!


Felicity said...

And I would SO love to cuddle him too!! It's lovely to see all of him.

Anonymous said...

He has got to be the cutest little bundle of joy I have ever seen! Oh, what a LOVE!!!

Gwen said...

What a beautiful young man! I live in VA and pray regularly for the special kids on RR (and have a child w/DS and a child by adoption). Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as he becomes a part of his forever family!.

Jess said...

Hi Gwen, thank you so much for your prayers! Where in VA do you live?

Leanne said...

He melts my heart - how could he not?! Look at him (ok, so I am sure you do every hour of the day, ha!). I think I have said it before, but I am just so thrilled that the family for Riley is one like yours. Not only will you give him physical life, but you get to introduce him to the One who gives life forever! Can't get better than that! We continue to pray for you and follow your blog. Stay strong!