Thanks for all the sweet comments, Julia! Btw, I LOVE that pic of your LO in your siggy!!
I am so glad that the move into your new house went well! It's a real task getting everything sorted and finding a place for everything, but once it's all done - ahhh, what bliss! Happy to hear also that you are taking the time you need to get the answers that you want. Yay!!
And also, congrats on the weight loss - woo hoo!!!!
That ornament is beautiful and classy looking. When Adriana is about 5 you can tell her the story of how you got this ornament b/c in your heart she was already with you. This totally makes me cry. It is a happy and sad occasion. This special girl is so lucky!
Thanks, Asha. You're right - this is a very bittersweet Christmas! On the one hand, we have our baby girl, but on the other, she is in an orphanage far away without her mom or her dad there. I am trying to send her mental love waves - think it'll work??
Absolutely!! Love can travel and make us feel better. For Adriana it's just a matter of time until she is with you , cozy and cuddly. She already has a MOM who loves her. She is safe, happy and well with her Aya but she "knows" there is a mommy and daddy waiting for her. She is truly lucky.
Now it's just a matter of time and paperwork in India.
Oh thanks hun, he totally owns my heart!! And thanks on the weight loss, I can't wait to be back down to a happy size lol
Anyhow - onto you!
That would be so exciting Sandy!! I really hope it works out for you too, I just know you'd love it
I'm so sorry your parents were like that I have nothing to do with my father due to how abusive he was while I was growing up, so I can understand the pain & ache that comes with that, I sometimes really ache over not having a dad sooo much that it physically hurts. Espeically when I see others who have such loving fathers & their kids have a grandpa that they adore - I am so sorry that you are having to face this, I honesty don't know when that hole will close up, I suppose I'm still waiting for mine to close too, but I do want you to know that you have my utmost sympathies & also know that from the sounds of it while the choice you made was a very difficult one, it was the right one (((((hugs))))
It is amazing how many women have (unfortunately) been touched by abuse in their lives. I am glad to have someone who understands where I am coming from. DH is as sweet as can be, but unless you've gone through it yourself it's kinda hard to understand completely, iykwim. Thanks for sharing.
I'm with you every step of the way, I swear I'm sweating less waiting to see my own, and they're right here! LOL
It's hard not really having your mom around (mine for different reasons of course, but it's still the same) you want your mom there when you get married, and to ask all sorts of questions waiting for your baby and to ask for advice. I latched on to my ex's mom and she did okay for me, and I can hope that you're able to do the same. It's not quite the same but I think we roll with it. I wish you the best.
As an aside.. what the hell? it's been days since you updated! I'm going crazy!