Seriously…these are random!! I have the urge to nest: clean & rearrange the kitchen, sterilize the bottles & nipples & pacifiers I’ve gotten, launder all the gender-neutral clothes, spend my gift cards I got at the shower. I also have the adoptive-mommy fears: if I do those things, the adoption will fail, so I may… Continue reading Today’s Random Thoughts
SO…our lawyer called us a little over a week ago. S, is moving into a new apartment on November 1. She (so I’m told) shyly asked the paralegal if she thought we would want to maybe come see her new apartment, let her make us dinner, and meet her other children. Wow. We’ve gone from… Continue reading Help! I need advice!!
First, I have to say thanks to DINA who posted a comment on my last post. She’s new to my blog, but she left wonderfully helpful info. However, I don’t know what “pink lotion” is that she uses for her son’s hair. And I can’t seem to find a way to track back to her… Continue reading Thanks, Questions and Musings…
The Baby, that is. That’s ALL I think about. I have to meet with my principal tomorrow (simple monthly meeting) and I’m going to have to tell her that I can’t hardly concentrate because all I can think about is Baby and that I’m going to be a mommy in less than 12 weeks. Do… Continue reading It’s ALL I Think About…
It’s definitely a boy!!!! I should be writing my message for the chapel service I’m doing at school tomorrow, but instead, here I am on blogger. We got a letter from our lawyer today. Actually, the letter is from S, sent to us via the lawyer. Enclosed were ultra.sound pi.ctures. I am crying massive tears… Continue reading Tears and Fears
Okay…so here was today. Rainy. Like 3″ of rain. Plus it was chilly. The kiddos were on “fall break” while we had “professional development.” Seriously? Why can’t the teachers have a few days off? A friend of mine told me today she is pregnant. Yah! With twins. Seriously? She’s getting ready to pop out #4… Continue reading Seriously?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
When I started this blog, it was for me. I admit it – I’m selfish. I wanted to know I wasn’t alone, and I wanted to keep a record of our journey. But sometimes it’s so intimidating to write it. I read my blogroll (see the right side of my page) and I am amazed… Continue reading Friday Night Ramblings…
Did I ever tell you we have a family of girls? I mean, there’s me, of course. But then there’s my brother. Then there’s Keith. And his two brothers. Of the “blood” relatives, I’m the only female. I have two wonderful sisters-in-law. And five nieces. Okay, well, really, 4 – 1/2. My brother & his… Continue reading We’re Having A……..
Tomorrow at 1:00, my mother, my step-mother and my mother-in-law are coming over for lunch. They want to throw us a baby shower in November. We are due January 14, if our match is successful, and they want my pregnant sister-in-law to be able to attend. As she is due January 19, she can’t really… Continue reading Shower or Not to Shower: Today’s Question
Spring, 2003 – In premarital counseling, we independently decide that if we can’t conceive we will adopt. May, 2003 – Married! February, 2004 – Stop trying to actively prevent pregnancy and expect to get pregnant soon. After all, we want a big family! August, 2004 – I get vertigo but think it’s pregnancy. It’s not.… Continue reading Our Adoption Journey Timeline