Friday, May 14, 2010


Court went well today. We did not know what to expect. Everything was very relaxed and easy going. We met family and friends at the courthouse after lunchtime. We all congregated in the hallway waiting to be called. Our case was the first one after lunch so that was encouraging. You never really know when a baby is going to expire when they are experiencing new surroundings.

I just love how Micah gazes up at  his Daddy!

The Bailiff came out right on time to call our crew in to the court room. Everyone filed in and found a seat. Within a few minutes we were asked to come and sit at a table and the kids, or whoever else was able to enjoy the jury box if they chose. Of course all the kids took advantage of this special seating.

Once everyone was settled  the Judge began. He went through a variety of formalities and them we were sworn in. The Judge then proceeded to ask us several questions basically confirming that we promise to take care of Micah in every possible way and that we are committed to being his forever family. Now in the midst of this, Micah decided to mix things up a bit. He was probably wondering why everything was so serious and thought a game of peek-a-boo was in order. His version of peek-a-boo is to throw his head back so we can kiss it, then he pulls it up and throws it back again almost instantly. So the game began in an attempt to keep him happy. Micah won the hearts of the Judge and theother court people who could see his smile and hear his talking.

Before we knew it we were done! It was really very fast. We shook the Judges hand and it was done. Now it was picture time.

Our family headed up to the Judges seat to take a family picture.
We then waited around for a few minutes waiting for the official stamped to be brought to us. Before we knew it we had six copies of official paperwork confirming all that had just took place. Now we can take this paperwork and have Micah's name changes officially from Sidamo Randy Coombs to Micah Paul Coombs. This is really a surreal feeling to realize the great significance of this day. Micah has a world of possibilities ahead of him. I'm so excited to see all that God is going to make him into.

Next...The After Party! I scream....You scream....We all scream.....for Ice Cream!

More pictures will be posted soon!

Day of Stimulation

Today was quite a day! Micah started his day bright and early at the Pediatrician for his one year check-up. He is now weighing in at 15 lbs 3 oz. and is 26-1/4 inches long. Micah did well and him and daddy were home just in time for him to get a nap.

Soon after nap Micah got all spiffied up along with the rest of the family in our most patriotic colored clothing. Today was his re-adopt court date. He is now officially Micah Paul Coombs and is a US citizen! Woo Hoo! He did very well the whole time. There were no instances of foul gas, blow outs, crying or anything else embarrassing.

To celebrate Micah's new status we had an ice cream sundae "After Party" with family and close friends. At this point Micah was wasted and fussy, so once everyone saw him he went off to bed promptly. Now, you would think he would actually sleep. He stalled his rest time not realizing how much he was going to wish he had just fallen asleep. He layed in bed for a good hour and a half just talking to his fish tank and then his blankets. He jibber jabbed most of his naptime away.

Late in the afternoon our friends stopped by to be a part of the celebration. Micah was still awake so we brought him out to say Hi since he wasn't sleeping anyway. Then again, he turned on the fussiness and we returned him to his nap. This time he did sleep, thankfully.

Micah's next and final event of the day was to experience a birthday party at Chuck &. Cheese for a family member. Going into this I was wondering how he was going to take all of this. Talk about sensory overload. Again Micah had a variety of people to meet who were enamored with him and enjoying his sweet dispositon. He faired it all well. He never really got fussy or grumpy. As long as one of us was holding him he was all good. Weather it be cuddling with mommy or cruising with daddy, Micah was enjoying the sights and sounds. When the "show" would start and the lights would start flashing, flipping and turning that is all he wanted to see. He was glued and mesmerized with all he was experiencing.

We were very impressed with how well he did. If we did this day, with either of our other girls at his age, they would not of made it 45 minutes. Micah did extemely well the entire time. As we headed home it was cute to hear Micah talking from the back seat. He had been relatively quiet at the party. Now that there was little competiion he was ready to chat.

Micah rounded out his day with some floor time. As he hung out kicking and stretching his sister enjoyed tickling his tummy and daddy found a new tickle spot on the top of his head. Once his head hit the pillow he was out like a light, not a peep of any sort.

He is such a joy and blessing to have as a part of our family. His personality is so addictive. He can tie anyone around his finger in a matter of seconds. I can not imagine our lives without him.We are all enjoying him in so many ways.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Court Date

Today we received our re-adopt court date! Yippie! Our date is Friday, May 14th. This is where Micah will officially become Micah Paul Coombs as well as a US citizen! This will also allow him to have a US birth certificate. This is a big day. We are so excited it has come so fast!

Tomorrow we also have a very important meeting about Micah's Physical therapy and Occupational therapy. Pray it goes well and I have clarity of thought to get all my questions answered and also that Micah gets what he needs.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Micah!

All the days ordained for me (Micah) were written
 in your book before one of them came to be.
 Psalm 139:16b

We are so proud of all you have accomplished in this first year of life.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,
 "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

"With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26

We are so incredibly in love with you!

It's an honor to be your forever family.

(Birthday pictures will come soon)