Wednesday, February 24, 2010


So, what's up with our adoption? Well, our homestudy update was completed in November and we're officially in "waiting" mode. This could take weeks, months or, gasp, years. Yep, I recently found out about a family that waited FOUR YEARS for their child. Oh my. Am I prepared for that?? Heaven help me!!!!

The wait for China was much easier. I knew how their system worked and I knew that we were kind of standing in line for it to be our turn to be matched with our child. But now? Oh my. There is no line. There is no system to figure out. It's just one big waiting game. Sigh.

So... what does a girl do while waiting? Well, you go shopping, of course!!!!

I didn't buy anything major. These are just some burp cloths, tiny socks and tiny onesies. I realized the other day that we have NOTHING in this house for a newborn, so when "the call" finally does come, we'll be going crazy trying to get things together!! So I figured I'd buy a few things here and there to prepare.

I don't know whether to buy girl or boy things. We requested a little girl because we already have tons of girl things and also because our house is small and the baby will be sharing a room with Elizabeth. If the agency calls us with news of a little boy, I am KNOW we will be more than thrilled and, well, we'll just figure out what to do about the bedrooms. :)

So that's where we stand with our adoption. Waiting. Just waiting. And one day "the call" will come and I'll be a nervous wreck. I CAN'T WAIT!!!


glenna marshall said...

oh the waiting! four years--that's a long time! i hope you don't have to wait that long, but it's really the uncertainty that's the kicker. i'm excited for you guys! looking at those tiny baby items makes me realize just how big my son is. was he ever that tiny?!? :)

i pray it's a short wait! :) thanks for updating.

Lynn said...

I was truly wondering how things were going. I sent you an e-mail a while back and didn't hear back from you so I was a little worried! Glad things are still a go! It is such an exciting time! Enjoy your sleep now!

Scientific Housewife said...

Hope your wait is shorter than 4 years!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading about you bringing sweet little Elizabeth home -- such a special time! I hope the time until your newest blessing arrives passes quickly.


Unknown said...

Thanks for keeping updated. I pray that it's a short wait.

Charree said...

You will continue to be in our prayers as you wait. Thanks for letting us know what it going on.

Have a blessed weekend!


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