Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Currently


Having a hard time believing...that our homestudy is so close to starting, and we are (hopefully) so close to being approved!

Thinking...I've caught myself thinking God might actually give us a baby.  We might be entrusted to care for a real, live miniature human being.  When these thoughts freak me out too much, I catch myself thinking But some people actually GROW humans INSIDE of them!!  Very freaky, lol!  You know you've been baby-less too long when you start thinking pregnancy itself is strange, haha!

Eating...just finished a homemade pepperoni, goat cheese, bacon, mushroom, green pepper pizza.  Well, not the whole thing.  I just ate half of it.

Thankful for...running into my friend Jaymi in the grocery store.  Her & her husband were waiting parents with the same agency my husband & I are going through, and then she got pregnant unexpectedly!  She's due in just over a month now.  I don't know many other people in real life who can truly understand this journey (really only my mom-in-law and my sis-in-law; I honestly can't think of any peers, per se) but Jaymi can.  It was soooooooo good to talk to her.  Okay, yeah, usually I avoid baby bumps like the plague, haha, so that part wasn't the easiest, but I'm sincerely happy for her.  It was really nice to talk to someone who thoroughly, genuinely, gets it.

Surprised by...how unstressed I am by the fact that we have 7 days until our homestudy starts and we still haven't completed everything that we need to.  Also we've borrowed a number of tools and saws and things for the renos on our house, and Hubby's parents need most of them back by tomorrow.  So we've had to put a hold on working on some adoption stuff so that Hubby can finish up some renos so that we can return the tools.  One of the saws my father-in-law brought here in his pickup and we're supposed to somehow return it in our vehicle.  Our new countertop got delivered today and we discovered that the lady in charge completely forgot to order our island countertop - OOPS.  I'm surprised how unstressed I am by all this...maybe that should worry me, haha! 

Making me happy...Our house is coming together very nicely.  As soon as it gets finished up more (after the homestudy) I want to post before & after pictures for y'all to see!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 2013 ICLW

Welcome here!  I'm making this short this time.

We're in the process of getting approved for adoption.

Homestudy starts on March 5!!!

We're cramming to get everything done before then.

I just read the best quote ever to sum up our journey to adoption.  Read it here.

Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

So Much Going On

Sorry I have been MIA for a while.

We were busy packing and doing renos for a while.  It was stressful (PMS didn't help).

Then we moved on February 2.  That went well.

Renos are continuing while we unpack and settle in.

Today we finally got our phone connected!  This means we also have dial-up Internet until we get something better, hopefully soon.  But I am still very thankful to have some Internet!  I was using Internet on/through Hubby's cell phone on occasion, but that was only when he was home.

AND...we have a date for the first meeting of our homestudy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  March 5.

Before then we have to get our photos together (two double-sided 8 1/2 x 11 papers with captions) and do the part of our Application II in which we state how much cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, etc we are okay with birthmom having used during what parts of her pregnancy.  Otherwise we are mainly finished everything!

The first meeting will be at the agency.  We'll hand in everything we've been working on.

I believe the next two meetings will be with a social worker (where they ask you everything including "the colour of our underwear" to quote my brother, who has also adopted, lol).

The last meeting will be back at the agency again, and then we will be approved!!