Saturday, January 28, 2012

Referral story...

So I have had the craziest week ever.  It has been crazy busy....but SO fantastic and amazing.  I have so much more to say but am going on about 16 hours of sleep since Monday. Pure excitement and adrenaline.  I could prop my eyes open with toothpicks but am opting for bed.  Tomorrow = sleeping in and an overnight friend's trip to Carmel. Fun!

I've decided to put my adoption blog url here. If you want to come and follow along, I would love it!  I am almost caught up with this week's excitement and have another post in the works. I want to remember all of this and there is so much already.  If you look, please don't share any of our names/agencies on this IF blog by name or refer to this blog. Thanks!  You can visit us here Adoption Blog =0)

Happy weekend to all of you! Much love!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Dream is a Wish........Coming True!!!!

I am one ecstatic girl right now. Over the moon to be exact and that might not even be the best descriptor. I am also a very shocked girl because the call we received Monday night has forever changed my life. Hubby and I received a referral on Monday night.  We decided to accept the referral Tuesday afternoon, although my heart knew he already belonged inside.

~:in love:~

More details to come here and on the adoption blog.  We are so thankful and amazed at the quickness of this event. This was a complete surprise. But I like love happy surprises, don't you?!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zip a dee...

Zip a dee doo dah,
Zip a dee ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine headin' our way
Zip a dee doo dah,
Zip a dee ay!....

....wonderful feeling, feeling this way!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The latest and greatest...

We sent off our application last Saturday.....they received it Tuesday and sent us the agreement contract on Thursday!!!!!! We went out to dinner to celebrate and my dear friend brought us our first baby gift...little booties.....should be the right size for our little one when he or she comes home. =0)

super cute!

  We received the agreement (signed all pages and had both copies notarized) on Tuesday and sent it back Wednesday.  So now the real waiting begins.  Their office is closed on Fridays so I will wait to hear the official "waiting" news.....but my heart is happy and I am super pumped.  We are many steps closer to our baby than we were this time last year. And in my excitement last week, I even made a fb announcement and was so happy with the positive response we received. It just feels good to be able to share it with more people.  It is tricky though because everyone wants to know when and right now we don't have an exact estimate.....just hoping for 2013!

  In all my happiness I was thrown a small curve ball yesterday.  Turns out our placing agency sent out letters to our listed references.  Fine and all with me, but I feel bad because 4 of the 8 people already kindly wrote us lovely letters of reference and for that I feel guilty!! If I had known, I would have listed other people.  My dear friend told us "we are worth it" but I still feel's a bigger more in depth set of questions than our homestudy agency and I know our friends and family are busy.  And is it bad I wished I had put other people down for one or two...we have one friend who is super busy and I worry he won't make the time right away to write our letter and I wished I had listed my sister as a reference.  I just feel like I have lost some control over the process...I can't control, I can only beg and plead our friends get them in soon.  On the other hand, Hubby is calling tomorrow to see if the quickness in which they receive and contact our friends and family by phone (another thing they want to do) will have any effect on our referral wait time.  In my head, our reference letters were already done, since we had to four written from the other agency.  It never occurred to me, both agencies would want different letters.  So until then I am trying to not to stress.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paper Chase Complete!!!!!!!!!!!

We have been busy over here.  

Today we turned in the paperwork for our placing agency. Feels so wonderful to (finally!) have it on it's merry way!!!!!!!!  It took much longer than I wanted since the holidays had our college and Hubby's dr's office closed and I had poor planning on my part. But it's done and I couldn't be happier!

Sending off our papers..............
   We also have sent out Happy New Year cards with a letter officially announcing our adoption to our dear family and friends. I am so over the moon excited I could burst!! I also feel relieved and feel a huge weight lifted because I have been dying to share our news for a long time.  I have loved the texts and messages we have received from people sharing their happiness with us.  I plan on telling the staff at my school shortly since some people know and I would rather the staff hear it from me than others. Also, some more great fantastic news, Hubby called our placing agency to ask about our travel date..sounds like they are pretty confident we will travel in 2013 and 2014 is not even on their radar. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!

  I also started back to school this week...longest short week ever.  Funny enough I find myself thinking about our baby and what we need to do rather than school stuff......which is a major change and I am so glad.  Although Hubby seems to just wish I would fall asleep instead of talking!!!!! That has not changed.

  I also started an adoption blog which I had been toying with the idea for awhile now....if you would like to check it out, send me an email at ushi311 at gmail dot com or leave your email below.  I'd be happy to have your support there as well.  It isn't set on private as of now, but I would rather leave it sort of private and not share the url on this blog.

Hope your new year is going as well as mine!!!!!! Lots of exciting things happening for some of you too!!