Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So nice to be back home - I headed, after a very difficult return trip, straight to Ira's boxes of things. How odd is that?

While I was away, his Dr. Seuss bedding came in along with 2 diapers, 40 hangers, a box of baby wipes (Seventh Generation) and some body wash/shampoo for the little guy. I think that makes 19 and I think I have #20 ordered - need to assess :)

The roof is nice so we will be doing a new photo for the profile on American Adoptions website. Phyllis is going to come over and bring some Spring-like items to spruce up the photo. The carpet is being installed on Friday but the painter cannot come for a couple of weeks so we are doing this a bit backwards - it will be fine. {I keep telling myself that...}

It was so funny on Saturday that as soon as we got off the boat in Sausilito, we saw an art gallery that was featuring Dr. Seuss artwork....I would love to have one of THOSE pieces for the room - but I refrain!!! I'm sure in no time he and his daddy will have baseballs, basketballs or something similar in here...:) If Haley has input, she will add the football too!

We ARE moving forward ------------as Easter approaches this weekend, I know next Easter will involve Ira, hiding Easter eggs, Easter Sunday suit, etc. I cannot wait!!

On the pills and pumping, still doing it religiously (almost) and waiting to see that first drop. As much as I hate taking these hormones and others, I know it will be worth it in the end...I believe~

Blessed day today~ Ira, we love you and continue to pray for you every, single day. You are in our hearts, minds and thoughts every day - your family loves you -


Friday, March 26, 2010

In San Francisco! Ending my quarterly visit to Room to Read's Global Office, brought Haley for her Spring Break and Jeremy joined us yesterday for him a long weekend. Haley and I spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights on a fashion shopping frenzy~;)
Her goal was a Prom dress and ended up with several new outfits, new Coach bag and a beautiful Jessica McClintock gown and jewelry. She is going to be stunning on Prom Night!
Jeremy and her spent the day today at Fisherman's Wharf and we are planning on taking a beautiful ride tomorrow on a ferry to Sausilito. The weather has been gorgeous and all the staff were wonderful to Haley.

We received great news on Monday after we landed in San Francisco - WE ARE LIVE ON AMERICAN ADOPTION'S WEBSITE! So that means that potential birth parents out there looking to make the ultimate sacrifice for a child can now see us!! It is so exciting.

I, of course, had to celebrate this news with buying Ira a few outfits from San Francisco. :)

OH, and to make things a little better than this (can it get better?), we found out we will return home to a new roof!! It was supposed to be put on the 2nd week of April, but because of some scheduling problems on their end, the roofer got us moved up a few weeks - Woo Hoo!!

With all this fantastic news, why have I been a little down today? I couldn't really figure it out...thought maybe I was just tired or needed some alone time...but it hit me on the way back from the office walking to the hotel. I miss seeing Ira's car seat, and his diapers, and his boxes of clothes and seeing the Amazon boxes coming in knowing that his nursery bedding was delivered this week....I miss Ira....I miss him...I miss our connection that we have at this point until the day we meet. I'll get to see it all on Sunday night when we return - crazy, huh?

But I have SO enjoyed hanging out with my princess. These are the times of our lives ~

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just overnight sent some contracts to agency and am waiting for us to go "live" on the agency's website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DIAPER SPRAYER IS HERE! So is Diaper *17, his changing table pad and a gorgeous hoodie!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ordered new flooring!! This will complete the entire downstairs - Woo Hoo!!
Should happen in the next couple of weeks; in the interim, MUST have painter do some magic in Ira's room, Haley's room and their bathroom. :)

Sling from Dr. Sears' website ordered this weekend - cannot WAIT to see that.

Beautiful newborn outfits from Dillard's purchased over the weekend...just waiting for a little baby to go in them. I love him SO much already.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Diaper 16 (blue) arrived today - did an inventory last night and I have enough blue diapers!! LOL - diaper 17 (white) is on order :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Diapers 14 and 15 arrived today (on Mom's birthday!).

We had our APQ interview today. No big surprises; I don't like the wait time averages - praying for strength.

Our profile and Home Study is complete!! Here we come, Wait List!!! Hope we don't have a long relationship...tee hee

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Picked up Ira's changing table and ordered his cushion tonight. Woo Hoo!!
Also ordered his BumGenius Diaper Sprayer!!

Tomorrow is our APQ Interview - so sweet it is on my Mama's birthday!

Phyllis and I started brainstorming earlier about a baby shower/sip-n-see where everyone can meet him....Wow - I can hardly wait to meet him! I wish my eyes were the first things he sees. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

today was a good day! It was:
Magnolia's first birthday - YAY!
My baby bag came in today - love it!
And we received confirmation that the Home Study had been notarized and mailed off to Kansas!! We have our APQ Interview in two days....:)

Going with Phyllis to pick up the changing table and must decide between Duck Duck Goose or Rhea Lana's this weekend....I have a feeling Rhea Lana's will win out! :)

Please say a prayer for me and my "pumping" - :)

love to all~

Friday, March 5, 2010

Phyllis, Tim, Claire and I picked up Ira's crib tonight and brought it home - it's so pretty. It's a white sleigh crib - it will go fantastic with the Dr. Seuss bedding and room decor!
Thank you, Phyllis and Tim, for helping me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 4, 2010 - started pumping to trick my body into thinking I am pregnant. Let's see how long this takes. Clock starts........NOW!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another update for today!

Got an email from American Adoptions; they are now setting up our 45-90 minute joint interview to go through our APQ (Adoptive Parent Questionnaire) that we submitted. Yay! One more thing knocked off my spreadsheet!!

So ironic that while I was on the phone with Tina Chavez today, the breast pump and new parts arrived! :) Woo Hoo!
Also, diapers 11, 12 and 13 came in too!
Slowly getting there -

Monday, March 1, 2010

Domperidone - Day 1!!!!
Prenatal Vitamins - Day 2
Hormones - I've already lost track...LOL

Baby bag bought in the wee hours of the morning!! :)

Love to all~