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Monday, August 31, 2009

Homestudy, part 1, complete!

I think it was a success. We met for two hours at Bethany Christian Services with our social worker, Amy. She's our age and an LVC grad, so we had some things to talk about. She mostly just asked us about how we met, about our dating and engagement, our struggle with infertility, and our jobs.

The next homestudy is Sept 21, at Bethany again. Following that will be homestudy 3, actually in our home, hopefully at the end of October. Amy said that it will take a few weeks after that for our approval to come through, but we're thinking around Thanksgiving it should all go through. SO THEN we can say, "Anytime now."

And, just in case you are wondering, I am pretty sure in the world of adoption, "anytime" can be days, weeks, months, or years.

One.step.closer.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Babymoon Trip 1

Herb and I just got back from a weekend in DC. It was spontaneous and fun, and the whole time I kept thinking, "We probably won't be able to do this kind of thing for much longer." We really enjoyed couple time, but I couldn't stop myself from looking at every stroller we passed to evaluate the age and cuteness of the baby, the ease of travel for the couple with the baby, and of course the pattern/color scheme on the stroller (sorry, I can't help it). I concluded that a weekend trip like this could be done with a child, but minus the hotel bar, the fabulous night of sleep, the 3 hour, stinking hot walk, and the fact that we didn't eat or bathroom from 10:30-4:30. That being said, I think over the next few months we might be trying to appreciate our time as just us a little more, and "doing more" things.

I feel so refreshed and actually ready to start school this week. Also, we have our first (of three) homestudy on Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

12 Weeks In

Appointment to hear heart beat? No.
Appointment to listen to my heart? Yes.

Walk from store to store to buy clothes for my expanding belly? No.
Walk from store to store looking at baby clothes to remind myself we're still in the game? Yes.

Eating for two? No.
Eating better so I don't look like I am eating for two anymore? Yes.

Wondering if I could love a baby who is not of my flesh? No.
Knowing I could love any baby? Yes.