Thursday, January 29, 2009

Officially Waiting

The day that I started to think would never happen has finally arrived. I am now officially waiting!!! I am so grateful that the paperchase has ended. Unfortunately, I really have no idea when I will have the baby. My tiny agency has gone from 18 clients to 100!!! I know, I was looking for a small agency and did not want a mid-size agency, but life happens. I have made my peace with these changes and hope that my journey resolves soon.

I'm stealing an idea from Robbin. So, every week of my wait, I will be posting a pic of my self that corresponds to the age of my waiting week. Unfortunately, our house flooded and most of my pics were lost. There will be some weeks when I will not post the pic of me at that age, but I will provide an explanation for the pic I have posted instead. I will probably only provide the weekly updates from this point on. I'm going to try to not become completely obsessed during this wait.

Enjoy the pic of me at one one. I am one and in my easter dress standing in front of my paternl aunt. Please don't laugh at the black sandals and white socks, I don't know why that was considered acceptable.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Presidential Neighbor

Yesterday, was an amazing culmination of an impossible dream. I never thought in my lifetime that I would see this country as a whole unite behind a black man as its leader. In this dark time where our men face such a difficult climb and our women have been regulated to stereotypes, this is quite an achievement.

I don't want this blog to be too heavy, so that's all I will say on that subject.

But on a lighter note, I used to live no more than two blocks from Obama. Prior to going down this baby path, I lived in the cutest condo in the incredible south side, black middle class hamlit known as Hyde Park. President Obama and his family lived about two blocks from me (pretty sure my dog has done his business on the President's lawn :)).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So, there are a few families that have adopted little girls from ET and I am completely stalking them. I am absolutely in love with their kids. I know that this blog will be closed off from the public soon after baby girl is home, but I love it that others are willing to share.

Here is a pic of a little one that I'm in love with. She reminds me of myself as a toddler. I have so many photos of myself with head tilted and flirting with the camera.

I have cleared the last barrier to my dossier being sent to ET. I was told that it should by the end of the week. Can't wait to have that process over with. Now all we need is some referrals!!! Apparently, there are lots of electrical and travel issues that can complicate and lengthen the process for my agency, join me in praying for their resolution.

I'll let you all know when i'm "officially waiting".

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Car Day!!!

I got my new CAR!!!! I haven't had a new car in eight years and cars are sweet now!!! This car is fully loaded and was an incredible deal. The dealer almost gave it away. I looked at Edmunds and I paid less for this car from a dealer than what I should have paid a private party. My baby is pictured in this post. He's a beauty. I'm naming him "Regal", the case from hell that has taken over my life for the last year.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Too Cute!!!

Nothing new to report. Still waiting to see if my dossier has been approved. I was told not to expect anything before the end of the month. But on another note, I got the cutest dress this weekend. I have recently lost 10 pounds and haven't updated my clothes (making sure it's a long term loss and tyring to save for Ms. Aden's arrival). I decided to treat myself to a dress for next new year's to make sure that I had incentive to not put any weight back on. I think I should make it. I have another mini-brief due on Friday and that usually adds a pound or two. Going to try to keep it under control.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dirty Dancing

I'm going to see the play tomorrow afternoon. I'm really looking forward to it. I was addicted to the movie in my tweens. The play should hopefully be a good distraction. I have been on vacation for two weeks and his is enough for me. I have become addicted to the internet. If I had a referral, I would have spent a fortune by now.

So, the dossier did not happen for today. My SW returns from yet another vacation on Tuesday so I plan on leaving work early and picking up two copies of my home study. I will then send it out two day mail to BFAS!!!! Hopefully that means I will be on the wait list soon...

Will give you folks an update on Tuesday...