Sunday, August 27, 2006

Number 9

Last Thursday was our nine month anniversary being a "waiting family". This has been an emotional month for us, as every month will most likely be from here on out. (Okay, I'll admit that I've been emotional since we started the process, so last month I was closer to nutty.)

Another group of referrals came out last week that matched families up to July 22nd, 2005 as far as we can tell. At this pace, we are still many, many moons away from meeting our daughter.


In the meantime, we have stayed very entertained by watching...
WINNIE the Cat

This should be fair warning as to how many cute baby pictures and home videos you will be subjected to once I am Mommy to the most beautiful daughter in all the land whose every smile, cry, and wiggle will be worthy of being digitally captured.

Friday, August 18, 2006

How about a story?

Remember picture stories from way back when you were in elemenatary school? Okay, maybe preschool these days. Anyway, I surfed across this artist's website last night and felt she has captured the essence of our journey thus far. Have a read....

The artist's name is Seonna Hong. I read an interview with her here and the gallery where I lifted the pics from is here.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


This news team did a short piece on several families that adopted little girls from China and how they've continued their friendship. To view the sweet story, click here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

And Mommy-mush brain starts....NOW!

I'm useless these days. I'm constantly checking rumor sites, adoption boards, etc. I can't seem to focus on anything else for more than 15 minutes at a time (on a good day!). I'm working invisible overtime just to make up for my lack of focus during the day. I just want to know a date, a hard fast date. At this point, I don't even care if *they* lie and tell me next July 1st, then call me up anytime before that, but I just need to know something.

More like I'm craving information.

Come on ladies you know the feeling-- 11pm urge for chocolate hits, so you raid the cabinets for just a taste, and end up licking the bitter baking chocolate because its the closest you can get to the real thing without having to put on a bra and head to the store. So that's what I'm doing right now, I'm licking up all the referral pictures on the www I can get my nubbly little mouse on. So many beautiful babies joined families in the last round-- I've just gotta get my baby fix.

So I've added up the number of families, just in my agency, remaining ahead of me in line~222.

Certainly by the end of August we'll know if The Process* is going to speed up, slow down, or just plain put me in the madhouse.

* The Process should forever more be said in a hushed reverent tone with humming monks as the background music for fear of upsetting the delicate balance of adoption karma

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

July's referrals came...

They covered through July 13th 2005. Many congrats to the families included!

For those wondering what that means for me --since why would you be reading this if you didn't care about me? ((winky wink wink))---, that's only a whopping 15 days more than last month which means we're about as far away from Kayla as we ever were. And, things are continuing to slow down or at least they're not picking up yet.

Okay, so I'm not feeling the love and optimism in my little universe today. This month's been a little rough on the psyche since we originally figured we'd be home by now at the latest.

Tomorrow will be better.