TTC to Adoption - Our Journey to Our Little One! :D

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TTC to Adoption - Our Journey to Our Little One! :D


~*Welcome To My Adoption Journal!*~

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my journal! Smile I hope you find it entertaining, and if you're considering adoption, I hope it helps at least a little bit. My husband and I are currently in the process of adopting a little girl from India. We are in our early twenties, and this will be our first baby! The adoption process is one of many hills and valleys, so please bear with me through my roller coaster of emotions! Wink
Enjoy your stay! Biggrin

The Current Weather In Poona, India:





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Sunday, Feb 12, 2006:
Hi there!! Biggrin Thanks for stopping by and reading my TTC journal. I guess I should fill you in on my situation. I am 22 years old, and DH is 23. We have been TTC on and off since April 2005, but my cycles have only really regulated themselves since about November or December 2005. So here I am, stuck in the TWW, with nowhere to go! Lol Actually I am late for AF, but I've taken two tests so far and both were BFN's. So I guess I'm kind of in limbo - waiting for the :witch: to show her ugly @$$ face!! Lol
Hmm, what else can I say? I go to school, and am almost done with my Bachelor's (yay!!) and DH is in the United States Air Force. We live far, far away from family :cry: but we'll be moving back home in a couple of years. Cannot wait! Biggrin
So back to TTC. I really have no preference about whether we have a girl or boy first, although I am kind of leaning a little bit towards boy. But then I think how cute DH would be with a girl, and I want a girl! Lol DH doesn't have a preference either, but he is leaning towards girl more because he wants her to look just like me! Biggrin He's so cute.
We have the nursery painted (bright yellow), so now we're just waiting for baby! I keep looking at all the crib bedding, etc on line, and I sooo want to buy something! Come on spermies, catch that eggie! Lol Geez, they're taking their sweet time, aren't they??
Today we watched March of the Penguins. It was a cute movie, but it made me sad too. It was a documentary, so it showed the penguins dying, etc. Some of the poor penguin babies died too. Sad That was sooooo sad.
Anyway, I better go. It's time for bed! Smile I'll see ya later!

Today:
I was working out at the gym today with my friend, and she said that when she was pregnant with her first, her HPT didn't show up positive till 2 months into the pregnancy! Now I'm filled with a kind of hope that maybe that could happen for me, too. But I don't have ANY pregnancy symptoms, not even sore boobs. I'm thinking about calling the clinic tomorrow and seeing if they suggest just waiting it out. *Sigh* I am so ready for the next cycle!!! :evil:
I worked on a bunch of new stuff for the website today! Mainly just bracelets. I'm incorporating "Mommy Bracelets" into it, which is basically where moms can customize the bracelets for girl or boy, and add their baby's names and birthstones to it. I think it'll be so cute on new moms! I also made a charm bracelet and a Swarovski bracelet. I'm hoping we'll be able to get those up on the website by this weekend at the latest.
Oh! Almost forgot - I took an OPK today because we BD'd yesterday and I saw what I thought was EWCM. I wanted to make sure it wasn't just semen, but it turned out that's exactly what it was - the OPK was negative. So at least I know my cycles aren't going crazy and making me O whenever. Lol
I'm thinking that if I don't see AF by Monday the 20th, I'll POAS one last time to see where I'm at. After that, it's off to the OB clinics for three pregnancy tests and one blood test for me!

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Wow. :shock: I was on my board (TTC 0-12) and apparently, one of the regulars on there was a troll!! I was sooo shocked to learn that Missy had to ban her from the boards! She's been banned from a lot of different TTC boards on the net, apparently. She made up this whole life! :? She said she had 11 kids, and wanted 15, lived in this $400K house, had a BMW among other cars, her DH was 60+ years old and they still BD'd every single day!! I never pieced it all together (I never even saw most of these posts) but I guess I just took her word for everything else that she said and never questioned her. Yikes, what a mess.
Anyway, I took another HPT last night, and of course, BFN. Not that I was expecting anything different, but I am so tired of a MIA AF!! :evil: I forgot to call my doc today, too. :x Have to remember to do that tomorrow!
Oh! One of DH's friends came by today and bought a bracelet and earrings for his girlfriend for V Day. I thought that was very sweet of him to buy from us. Biggrin

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Okay, so new developments! Biggrin I called my doctor's office this afternoon and told them that I was on CD 38 and AF was MIA. I was really impressed, because I rec'd a call back in 15 minutes!! :shock: Record time for the Air Force! Lol Anyway, the nurse who helped me was a civilian, and she was really sweet. She said that I might still be pregnant, because for many women the hCG doesn't show up in OTC HPT's until 6 weeks past the first day of the last menstrual period (which would be February 19th for me). She set up a lab urine pg test for me on Tuesday, the 21st. She said they open at 8:30 AM (and believe me, I will be there at 8:30! :lol:) and if it comes back negative, then they'll take a look at me and we can advance with other treatments. Biggrin Yay!!! I am sooo happy!! Finally, I won't be stuck in limbo land anymore!!!! :woohoo:

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I am pondering whether I might want to get started on Clomid. At first, when my doc mentioned it to me, I said no way. I wanted my body to go back to normal in the most natural way possible. But now I've been off Depo since April 2005, and here I am with messed up cycles. Maybe I'll chart for a couple of cycles and if I'm not O'ing, I'll go on Clomid for a round or two and see how it does with me. *Sigh* I am not feeling very optimistic about being pregnant at all. I really believe if I was pregnant, it would've shown up on an HPT by now. I mean, I tested as late as 02/14/06 (not with FMU) and that would've been about 20 DPO by my calculations!! There are certain people who don't get + HPT's before then, but they also have other pg symptoms and I have none. Nada. Zilch. I don't even have sore boobs, which I usually get before AF. Blah. I just feel so down. Sad

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CD 41! Sheesh. :roll: I'm starting to lose faith in the whole TTC process. DH says I need to be optimistic - he had predicted we wouldn't get pregnant till March or April, and here it is in February and I'm already losing hope. :oops: I guess he does have a point. I am just so tired of AF being gone. I have been charting my temps for the past three or four days now, just to see what they're doing in this seemingly never-ending LP, and I had a big spike this morning. So I'm guessing it was an annovulatory cycle, or else they would be pretty low. :dontknow: Ah, who knows? To avoid all this questioning and wondering, I'm going to chart my temps from now on. I don't care when AF comes or what happens, I am going to chart my temps every morning! Lol That being said, I'm getting pretty nervous about getting that pregnancy test done on Tuesday. I know I definitely need to rule out pregnancy, but I soooo don't want to hear her say, "Sorry, you're not pregnant." I don't know how I'd respond to that. I hate when people pity me, so I don't want to show disappointment. But she knows we're trying, so I can't exactly say, "Woo hoo!" either. :roll: I guess I'm making things harder than they have to be. She seemed like a sweetheart, and I'm sure she'll be professional with me no matter what the results are. It's just so heartbreaking to get those da** BFN's. Sad
DH and I babysat R's kids the other day. They were so cute, especially the little guy. It made my heart ache for a little one! He laid on DH's lap and hugged me around the knees while I was making him oatmeal. *Melt* Biggrin
Edited To Add: Well, I was on the Adoption Option boards, and it got me thinking: we were planning on adopting a child from India before we decided to give TTC another chance. Now I'm wondering if we should take that up where we left off, if we don't get pregnant by July. We were planning on just stopping TTC if we weren't pregnant by July, so I could just do school full time (I'd have to start commuting). What if we started paperwork to adopt from India instead? I'm an NRI so I would be given preference over all the other people trying to adopt. The most it would take us from start to finish is 16 months; which means we could have our little girl by November 2007! The kids are between 10 and 14 months when they get to the US, which would be just perfect. Biggrin

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DH and I had a long talk this morning. I told him how stressful this whole TTC thing was starting to become for me. So we came up with a plan. We are going to try till June 2006, and I'm going to keep charting. If we're not pregnant in June, we're going to see my doctor and see what they say. If they tell us to keep trying indefinitely, or if they want me to start on drugs that I'm not comfortable with, then we're going to pursue adoption! Biggrin I feel so relieved that we have a plan now, something that I can look forward to. I feel less like I'm just floating around in limbo land! Phew.
I took a pg test this morning, and BFN of course. Sad I just threw the test on the floor, I was so mad and frustrated. DH held me and told me everything was going to be okay. Smile He thinks we still have a chance. I'm not so sure.

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Well, DH and I had a long talk about adopting a little girl from India. I started crying while we were talking because of how strongly I feel like I need to help the kids there. I've lived there - I've seen the conditions that those poor children live in. And since I'm Indian, I guess I feel a sense of obligation to adopt from India. DH completely understood; in fact he said he feels the same way, that we could change a little girl's life all around and love her with all our hearts. So we're actually talking about going ahead with the process in a couple of months!! We're just really going to keep talking this through and thoroughly researching agencies (we already know of a couple of good ones from starting to pursue adoption in November). DH's promotion pay kicks in in either March or April, so that will be a good time to get things rolling. Plus, we're paying off one of the cars with our tax refund this year, so that will free up a lot of money per month as well. Biggrin I am so excited - I cannot believe we're going to have a little girl next year!!! Yahoo I am also a little in shock - I am going to be a mommy!!!!

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Here's a picture of the crib bedding I really like! It's very, very girly, and since it's got so much pink, I would probably just get the quilt and bumper and wall art. The rest of the accents would have to be plain so it wouldn't be pink overload like it is in the picture! Lol

I really like it. DH thinks it's too girly! The ballerina bear theme is just sooo adorable, imo. I had saved this in my favorites from when we had first started talking about adoption. It's so much fun to drag all this out and look at it again! Biggrin It gives me so much hope and so much to look forward to.
Oh, and DH and I were discussing names again. We want names that have Indian roots but can also be pronounced by people who speak only English. So far we have Ria and Maya. DH LOVES Ria. Biggrin I wonder what would be a good middle name for Ria? :question:

Edited To Add: Wow, it's 4 AM here and I cannot sleep! I took a loooong nap earlier today though, and that's probably why. :roll: Well, I guess I'll tell you what DH did for me today. As you know, I was bummed from the BFN. We were supposed to go to this awesome Carribean themed restaurant tonight to celebrate our date-aversary (anniversary of our first official date 5 years ago!), but I fell asleep instead. DH tried to wake me up but I said I didn't want to go. He felt bad because I felt bad, so... he ran to the grocery store and bought a whole bunch of ingredients. Then he printed off the restaurant's menu. He also decorated our dining room to look like the restaurant would look - Christmas lights around the windows, a gorgeous table runner down the center and candles everywhere. Smile Then he woke me up, told me to get dressed (fancy) and meet him downstairs. When I got downstairs, he gave me the menu and told me he would make me anything off the menu!!!! :Iloveyou: How is that for sweet??????????? And then, I told him it was so amazing that he had done all of this for me, and he says, "Baby, you are worth so much more. I would do this every night for a thousand years if that's what it takes to make you happy." I melted. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell this man is going to make a wonderful father???? Biggrin *Sigh*

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I've decided to get a job! I've always had a job but seeing as how we live in a podunk town, the jobs here usually entail working with people who are pretty ignorant. And being that I'm A) A woman and Dirol Indian, I always manage to attract the idiots. :roll: So I quit, started the jewelry business, and just focused on school. Now that we're going through with the adoption, though, I think it'll be a good idea for me to start adding to our savings account. That way we can take out a smaller loan in a couple of months and finance certain things with just cash. I'm going to call my old boss and ask him if he would like me to come back on an as-needed basis, for 10-15 hours a week. When I quit, he told me that I was welcome back at any time, so I'm hoping there won't be a problem. Smile
DH and I were calculating, and we think we'll start the process (homestudy and everything) in May or June. That way we'll have a few more hundred dollars in our savings, our car will have been paid off for a month or two (thus adding an asset to our fund) and I'll have a job. I cannot wait! Biggrin I bet it's going to drag until we bring our baby home, and then we'll look back and say, "Wow! We're all done!" Biggrin
We're thinking we won't tell anyone about adoption until we have a referral for a couple of months. Except DH's parents, of course. We'll probably tell them as soon as we complete the homestudy and dossier paperwork. Oh! And we were thinking, and we'll probably go stay with them for a few days once we bring our daughter home. Biggrin I'm a little worried about her being stressed out, but like DH said, it's all going to be new to her anyway, and we'll just tell DH's family to show up in two's and three's so as not to overwhelm her. They are really good about stuff like that, so I don't think we'll have any major problems. She'll just sleep in our bed with us (which I think we'll do anyway for the first month or so) at night, and we'll bring extra clothes and baby things with us. Biggrin I bet they'll be so excited to see her!!!!

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Woo hoo!!!! :woohoo: DH found out that he's getting promoted April 1st!!! Yeah!!!! Yahoo This means that we will start the paperchase in May 2006!!!! I am soooo excited!!!!! Biggrin
So far we haven't told anyone, but I am sure once we start the paperwork I wll be hurting to tell people! I have to remember not to, though. Since the process might take a long time, it will get frustrating if people keep asking when we're brining Ria home. Oh yeah, that's another thing - we decided we're definitely going with Ria for the first name! Biggrin It's so nice to be able to refer to our daughter as Ria. Feels really good. DH likes Lee for a middle name, but we're not 100% sure yet about using it. I like it, but he's having second thoughts. He thinks Ria Lee sounds a little awkward to say. :dontknow: We have a long time to figure out a name, so I am not worried about it.
We figured out our monetary plan last night, and we're in much better shape than I had thought! That makes me really happy. Biggrin It's going to be so much easier with DH's promotion! Oh, and he paid off one of the cars today! Woo hoo!! It's officially ours. :kaos10: Add one asset to our fund! We think we're probably going to get a loan to cover most of the big expenses, and take care of the rest with cash, like the trip to India.
Right now we're looking at two agencies - Dillon International and Children's House International. Both of them look really good, although Dillon only has one orphanage that they work with (might extend our wait for a referral), and CHI is kind of hard to find people who have worked with them. I've posted on my forums and am just waiting for a response. It's great that we have two wonderful agencies to pick from, though! Biggrin Good options.

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Warning: Silly Post :bleh:

I've been looking at girl's stuff online (again! Lol ) and here's some stuff I love!:

Stella Doll for my little brown girl Biggrin :

Isn't this little outfit just so adorable?? I LOVE the little hat and how cheerful it is!!! Biggrin :

I adore rompers!!! Biggrin :

Aww, cute little girly dress. I LOVED pink when I was a little girl, and I suspect our little girl will too! (Like she even has a chance with me as her momma! Lol ) :

I hope you don't think I'm too silly! Biggrin I am just so excited about having a little girl running around the house! Yay!!! :babydustpink:

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Some middle names I've been thinking about:
Ria Madison
Ria Natalie
Ria Lee
Ria Grace
Ria Abigail
Dirol
I'm a little confused. I posted on the Sept 2004 birth board about bringing Ria home when she's between 1 and 2, and they said to buy a toddler bed vs a crib bed, so she wouldn't climb out. But online, it seems like they sell toddler beds for girls 3 and up, so all the themes are pretty mature. :question: Does that mean we have to choose? Because I want to get her something more geared towards a baby, without barbies on it Lol . Well, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
I think we're in pretty good shape as far as all our paperwork. The only thing I forsee us having a problem with is my birth certificate. It's pretty old and ratty, and it's from India, so I don't know how they go about notarizing that. :dontknow:

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Geez, I've got to get on a more normal sleep schedule! I woke up at 3:30 AM and couldn't get back to sleep. But I guess being a jobless college student with adoption on the brain will do that to ya. Lol
I've been corresponding with this really sweet lady via email who's in the HS part of the process. :communityhelper: She seems like she's really researched all her agencies, and she told me her honest opinion on a lot of them. I am so glad to have her as a resource! She's caused me to learn a lot of things I never would've thought about. She told me about another agency I was kinda sorta looking at. It's called MAPS, and it's a Maine based adoption program. I have an information packet coming in from them as well. They have exclusivity with three orphanages, and therefore significantly shorter wait times for a referral. I hope they come through, because that would be awesome! The faster we can get to our little girl the better! :bfing:
Later today I'm going to call my old employer, Scott, and ask him if he'd like me to come work for him again for a few hours a week. Hope he says yes! It'll be great to add the $ I make to our savings account. The money from the business is still going back into the business because it's so new. But if he doesn't need me, it won't be a big deal. We're doing fine either way. But it would be nice to contribute. Biggrin When you really think about it, $15,000 seems like such a pittance for a lifetime of love from a child. With tax credits from the government and adoption credits from the military, we'll have that paid off by the following tax year. But our little girl will be with us forever - we'll get to watch her learn, and grow up, get married, have a career and kids, if she wants that. Biggrin She's going to be a little miracle happening right in our house.

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Here's a picture of Ria and me! Lol Pretty lame, huh? What can I say - it's 6:20 AM and I've only had 4 hours of sleep!! :wootjump:

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I called my ex-boss, Scott, to talk with him about me going back part-time. Turns out he's out of the office all this week. Go figure. :roll: BUT, I did speak to his office manager, and she said, "Oooh! I know he was looking for someone for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let me have him call you back!" And also, the other PT that works there crossed her fingers and had the office manager ask me if I was free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Biggrin So it's looking pretty good, so far. I can do two days a week, that'll be a nice change.
I'm going to go work out with my friend at the gym today. We work out Mondays and Wednesdays, and it's really been fun! She's in really good shape, so it gives me something to work towards. Biggrin Plus, she's really nice about me not being in tip top physical shape! That's always a plus. Lol
DH and I have decided that we're not going to buy anything for the baby until after we get the referral. I told him once we get the paperwork all sent in, and the HS done, I'd like to buy something small, like an outfit. But all the big stuff will be after we get the referral.
I emailed Dillon's Indian adoption rep, and I guess their website was a little misleading. According to her, people will wait 2-2.5 years to bring their kids home! She said the wait will be slightly shorter for us since I'm Indian, but not by much. Also, their license is getting renewed in May 2007 and anyone that's in the system at that time will just be in limbo until they get their license back. Sad I don't like the sound of that. I think we'll be able to cross Dillon off our list once I talk to DH. I hope the other agencies' waits aren't that long!!

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Geez, I've gotta stop posting in here so much! Lol It's just that I feel this constant need to talk about babies, or adoption, or Ria, or her room and I know DH is about to :kaos16: me soon! Not that he would ever say it, he's too sweet. Biggrin So this is my sounding board! This must be how newly expectant mothers feel - always talking about their pregnancies! Gosh, think how bad I'll be when we actually have a referral picture! :roll:
I was reading a post on the Adoption Option board, and it got me thinking. I can start gathering up paperwork for the whole adoption process now while I wait. That'll give me something to do, AND it will take my mind off the waiting! Plus, all this paperwork just stresses me out, so the sooner I can get things together, the better.

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I'm back! Biggrin I didn't get to bed until 4 AM this morning! Yikes. I really need to get on a better schedule, especially if I'm going to get a job soon. No more college student hours! :-?
Anyway, while I was wide awake, I've been pouring through Yahoo's listings of adoption agencies, and kids waiting. It seems like there are a ton of minority infants in the system that are waiting for homes. People apparently will not adopt them based solely on their skin color. :? Call me naive, but I think that's hideous. If you're waiting for a child, how can you say no to a minority infant just because of the fact that they're dark?? Anyway, I called an agency called PLAN who has this type of program and requested an information packet. I don't know if we'll go through with it or not, but it does seem appealing. For one, I don't care what my child looks like as long as the child needs a good, loving home. And for two, the children are younger when they come home, you know more about their medical history and most minority infant adoptions are closed adoptions, which does appeal to me. I wouldn't mind an open adoption either, but I guess a closed one is more familiar. The agency is located in OR which is not too far from here, so hopefully their packet gets here in a couple of days. I will have to ask DH what he thinks, although I know he's going to be fine with it. We had looked into AA adoptions in November as well. He might think I'm flakey for wanting to adopt every child that needs a home, though! Blum 3 And I know I do, but I'm only one person! I have to remember that. I cannot bring every child into my home that needs one. A tough pill to swallow.

Edited To Add:
Well, I guess I should change the name of this journal now! Biggrin DH and I talked and we've decided to go the domestic route! We definitely still want to adopt an Indian girl, but we talked about which we wanted to do first. We decided to go with the AA infant adoption because:
1. DH is getting out of the Air Force in 2008, and we might not have our little girl from India before then. (Slim possibility, but a possibility none the less)
2. We want to contribute something to the domestic adoption side of things, and we've always known we wanted to adopt more than just one child.
3. The wait would be significantly shorter, and since we are childless, this means everything to us (especially me) right now! Biggrin
We could have a baby by the end of this year!! :eek: That is just crazy! But I am so excited - we have so much to do and plan for! Here's our timeline that we came up with:
May 2006: Start Homestudy
July 2006: As soon as HS is done, turn in application to agency
And then the waiting starts! The program that we're looking at right now says the average wait is anywhere from 1-6 months if you don't specify gender (which we're not). Isn't that nuts????? 1-6 MONTHS!!!!! Yahoo I am seriously on :cloud9: right now! Biggrin We were talking about getting a crib and everything and I had butterflies in my tummy. This is getting to be more and more real everyday! Biggrin DH wants to make the baby's changing table/dresser himself, so that will save us a lot of money. We're also going to register at a bunch of places because I know his family will want to buy us all kinds of stuff! This is the first grandchild for his parents, and the first great grandchild for his maternal grandma! :binkybabe: That will help us out a lot! Plus, I know it would mean the world to them. When we first got married, we didn't have to buy any of the big stuff ourselves because they bought it all for us! All we had to say was, "This is what we want." Lol And his mom's already told us that when we register, we have to let her know so she can buy us all the stuff we want. Biggrin They are the best, we are truly lucky to have such a supportive extended family!

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Wow, I actually went to bed at a normal time and woke up at a normal time today! Lol I am so impressed with myself!
I am getting my eyebrows waxed!! :woohoo: They really need it, too! I'm one of those people that think if your hair is neat and your eyebrows are waxed, you can get away with very little makeup! Smile I'm silly, I know.
Oh! I got an email from this lady who told me about an adoption agency near here who hold classes for adoptive parents. One of those is "Transracial Adoption". I think I might ask DH if he's able to take leave that day and the next day so we can go (the place is an hour from here and it's at night). I know he said he's supposed to go TDY for a class in April, so hopefully this won't clash with that. But they have the classes on a rotating schedule, so it doesn't really matter. Plus, we have this really awesome book on Transracial Adoption that we bought from B&N back in November. I haven't read all of it yet, but it seems to address a lot of issues. I'll have to remember to recommend it to the ladies on my Adoption forums.
So far I've requested information from WACAP and PLAN. From all the research I've been doing these are the two agencies I like the most. I know WACAP has a really good reputation. PLAN is a little smaller, and based in OR, so I haven't been able to get a lot of information about them. They only do domestic adoptions for people who live in OR, but they do Minority Infant adoptions for families throughout the US. The lady I spoke with at their office (I believe she was the office manager) was very sweet and helpful. I'm hoping she represents the whole agency, or at the very least, the coordinator for our program! Lol
I gotta go get ready to leave for the salon. I'll write more later! :wavehello:

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Well, I'm back from the salon! Smile My eyebrows look awesome. Shawnna always does such a great job! While I was there, I was playing with her 6 month old son. He is soooo beautiful!! I love that kid. He's part AA, and he is the most gorgeous baby. He has these gorgeous green/blue/gray/hazel eyes, and the sweetest disposition. He's always laughing and talking and cooing. Biggrin I can't wait! It's going to be so nice to be able to say all those things about my own child! (Well, except for the eye color, unless he/she has the same unique eye color!) Lol
DH and I were talking about names again last night (obviously Ria won't work anymore!). For boys, the only ones we kinda sorta agreed on were Marcus, Nathaniel and Luke. DH likes Sean a lot too, but I'm not so sure. I like Noah, but he doesn't. :roll: This is going to be a hard process! Lol For girls I really like Samara, but we didn't get to girls' names before we fell asleep. Lol
It was soooo cute, last night we were talking about how we could very well have a baby as soon as November or December! I was jumping and up and down with excitement, and DH started to get first time dad jitters! I think it just slammed into him that we're going to have a BABY, and soon!! With Ria, it was like, well, we don't know exactly when, but probably at the end of 2007. But with the domestic adoption, it's like, we don't know when, but probably really soon! Biggrin He started flipping out about, oh my god, we don't have anything prepared for the baby, and we need to get a bigger insurance policy so the baby isn't ever left without anything if we die, and I need to start making his/her changing table, etc. etc. It was adorable. Biggrin I could tell he was so excited, but really nervous at the same time! I just reassured him and explained how I had been thinking of all of this for a year now! Lol We are definitely going to be prepared for the baby, we just need to calm down and take it one month at a time. The way I see it, each month we should buy something for the baby - onesies, diapers, crib, bedding, etc. And of course, register as soon as we get approved by the agency and are placed on the waiting list. That way everyone has time to buy us stuff and have it mailed to us. Biggrin I was so glad to see DH all excited and bouncing around! I guess it's just different for guys - they need tangible evidence that this is going to happen SOON before they're able to get all hyper like most women do at the very beginning. Biggrin
I was thinking about it, and I think we'll have a welcome home party for the baby about a month after he/she comes home. That way everyone can come and see the baby without us feeling overwhelmed when everything is really new. And I think we'll ask his parents if they can come visit us too, so that we don't have to make the all day flying trip with a little one! I am sure they'd be more than happy to. Smile

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Aren't these shortalls just adorable??? I LOVE them!! Biggrin

I am back to my shopaholic ways! :twisted: DH and I agreed to start buying baby things in April, so I am totally feeding my inner demon, too. Lol It's going to be so much fun, I can't wait!
I was working on the first draft of our Dear Birthmom letter, and I think I'm doing pretty well! I'm a marginally better writer than DH, and I love to do it, so I think I'll do the major writing and he'll give me input on what to change, etc. He's also going to write a paragraph about me. Biggrin I thought it was going to be harder than this, but it's flowing pretty naturally. We also have to send in 10-20 pictures of us and our lifestyle! I'm going to definitely include pictures of our pets. Biggrin Our cocker spaniel's face would win over the toughest mom! Wink

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Yay!! :party: I am all done with the birthmother letter! Biggrin I am so proud of myself! :boogie: Also, I am realllllllyy excited!!! I got an email from the lady at the adoption agency. I had asked her how realistic she thought it was that we could expect a child soon. Here is what she had to say:

And being open to gender, ethnicity, a bit older infants, and being a multi-cultural family? I suspect it will be sooner than later. But the more "popular" a family is, the more they have to expect some ups and downs... (being chosen by birth mother, you being ready to travel, and then she changes her adoption plan...it is hard, but it happen...and we try to keep you from traveling until we know it is quite a actuality!) I don't know, BUT it could be a very short wait time...

Sounds like she was trying to be cautious, but I think we'll be getting a baby soon!! Biggrin One of the ladies on my support group said she waited 5 weeks for her first son and 2 months for her second. She also didn't specify gender or ethnicity composition (how weird that some people DO)!! :jumpingbeans: I am super, super excited!! DH is getting really nervous that we won't have had time to 'prepare' but I don't think he realizes that no matter how much you think you've prepared, it's never going to be enough. Babies turn your world upside down, no matter what! Lol I can't wait!

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Woo hoo! DH and I did one out of the two online courses that we need as part of our pre adoption requirements. Biggrin We see eye to eye on a lot of parenting issues, and that is such a huge relief! Of course, we've talked about parenting in the past, but just having tangible evidence of it now that we are so close to becoming parents is amazing. Biggrin
We looked around the BX (kind of like an Air Force Wal Mart) today for baby things, and they actually have a pretty good selection of cute little clothes. But as far as car seats and strollers, they didn't have very much. And the stuff they did have was pretty cheap and low quality. So we'll probably have to do most of our registration and buying at BRU and Target. I can't wait to register! We're going to have so much fun. Biggrin We're also going to buy a fridge and microwave for our room. That way, when the baby comes, he/she can sleep with us in our room (we'll need to buy a bassinet) and when it's time for the 3 AM feedings, we won't have to go all the way downstairs while we're half asleep. Lol
This lady on my support forums invited me to go to their playgroup once the baby comes. I am so excited! Biggrin It'll be so nice for the baby (especially once he/she gets older) to be around other adoptees, and people of African American origin. Not a lot of people around here are minorities, and that bothers me. It's a lot different from South Carolina! My best friend here is African American, though, so I know my baby will have at least some interaction with people of his/her ethnicity on a daily basis. Smile

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The president of this group I'm a part of (it's a group for families who have adopted minority children) told me in an email that it's best to have basically everything ready for the baby as soon as you get on the waiting list with the agency. She said you just never know when you're going to get THE CALL. Biggrin I am so excited! We're going to buy stuff for the baby every two weeks, starting in April (which is when DH's promotion pay kicks in).
My best friend sent me a picture of our coworker who had adopted a little boy last summer. She looked so happy, and he looked so CUTE!!!! Biggrin Motherhood really agrees with her. She looked like she had lost some weight, and she was absolutely glowing. Biggrin I am so happy for her, and excited for myself!
Last night I worked on our family photo album. DH and I picked out pictures that we want to include for the birthmother to see, and then I opened them up in Photoshop and wrote little captions on them. I am very satisfied with the results! Biggrin Now we just need to take them to WalMart and have them make 4x6 prints of them. Everything is coming along so well so far! Biggrin

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Wow, I am so touched. Someone nominated me for Queen of the Day on the TTC 0-12 boards, even though I'm not even active on there anymore! I so do not feel worthy of their sweet compliments and praise, but I am in awe of how sweet and kind they are. :bighug: to all my TTC sisters!! Biggrin

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Woo hoo!! :woohoo: We are going to WalMart tonight to make copies of the pictures we are going to use in our scrapbook to the birthmother. We are also going to get some scrapbooking supplies so I can get to work on the scrapbook!! Biggrin I am so excited!! I already have a bunch of scrapbooking stuff, but I want to look at what they have baby-wise. The front page is going to say our names and then, "Waiting on our little miracle" or something to that effect. Hope it comes out cute! Biggrin
I have to go work on DH's birthday card - his birthday is in two days!!!! :? Be back later!! Biggrin

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I've been thinking... mostly about myself. The idea that I might be a mom soon has led me to this pondering, self analyzing phase (not that I'm not like that already!). Lol I was just thinking back over the last few years and how much I've changed. I feel that because of what I had to deal with as a child, I was forced to grow up faster than most. I felt like I only had myself to depend on, and I had to constantly watch out for my safety and well being. Then, when I met DH, it was like pure heaven! Here was someone who would always protect me, never played mind games, would never hurt me - physically or emotionally. And now that I'm settled, I realize that I like who I am. I'm not overly high maintenance, I'm not mean (in fact, I would describe myself as a kind person), I'm not given to drama, and I am honest and genuine. Sometimes I can be flakey, but not to the point of irresponsibility, and those that know me like this about me. Biggrin I don't have to have things 'just right', and I don't think that I'm always right. I am loyal to those I love, and when I love, I love with all my heart. All these traits lead me to believe I will be a great mom. Biggrin
Alright, enough philosophy!!! Lol I didn't get to go to WalMart last night because DH was really tired, so I am going today while he's at work. I also have to pick up something for his birthday, so it actually works out really well! Biggrin I think instead of cake, I'm going to get him Pumpkin Pie (his favorite) since neither of us are very big into cake. And of course, I'm going to get our pictures for the agency printed! Biggrin We have 22 pictures, which I think is a good amount. I also want to see what kinds of scrapbooking stuff WalMart has. If they don't have what I'm looking for, I might stop by that other store that specializes in scrapbooking stuff. They are a little expensive, but I know it'll be well worth it. Biggrin

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Grr. :evil: DH and I had an argument. In the military, they usually give you your birthday off. Well, we had talked about it a little while ago, and it seemed like he was going to take it off. Then yesterday, I ask him, "You're taking Wednesday off, right?" And of course, no, he had totally forgotten it was his birthday. This is pretty normal for DH, he has a terrible memory, so I let it go. He said he'd ask his supervisor today. Well, of course, it's too late now and they're short staffed, so the supervisor says he'll have to talk to his supervisor. So DH says, "Don't worry about it, how about if I just come in late and work the rest of the day?" So basically, he's going in at 9 instead of 7. :roll: How does that help me?? I wanted to spend time with him on his birthday, because even though it's not important to him, it's important to me. I made him a card, and I was going to bake him Pumpkin Pie, and then we were going to go pick out his present together (he wants a gun, and I don't know what kind, so I was going to take him to the store and let him pick it out). So I got a little annoyed, and I said, "Well, that doesn't really help because I still don't get to spend the day with you." And he says, "Fine. I'll go in early and get out early." So I said, "No, don't do that. You want to sleep in, so sleep in." And then he gets all martyr-like and says, "No, no. I want to sleep in, but it's not my birthday! Let's do what you want to do." Arrrgghhh! And then he asks me what I had planned for his birthday! Yeah okay, let me just tell you what I had planned and ruin the surprise. I mean, why can't he just take the day off and trust that I have something planned?? I don't even get why he's making such a big deal of it! It's so irritating! So I got pissed, and I said, "Do whatever you want." Ugh. I hate when we argue. :argue: What makes me even more mad and hurts my feelings is that he has to work all weekend, so it's not like we can even postpone his birthday! And when I said, "Well, when are we going to celebrate your birthday?" all he could say was, "Oh yeah, I forgot I was working this weekend." :banghead: And his response to me saying the whole point of him taking his birthday off was so I could spend time with him? "I didn't think about that." Well, I wish he would! I wish he would've made more of an effort to remember! And he said, "I made a compromise between work and you by going in at 9 instead of 7." Umm, how is that a compromise?? It still doesn't give me time with my husband on his birthday! Sad
Phew. Vent over.

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Aaaarggghhh!!!! Today is not a good day. :evil: I just spent 2 hours at WalMart getting my pictures done, and somehow I didn't upload all the pictures off my CD to their machine, and of course, didn't realize that till I got home so I don't have all the pictures I need to do my scrapbook!! :blowup: I'm going to have to drive back down there tomorrow or maybe later this week. It's a 20 minute drive into town, that's what makes me mad. Grrrrr.

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Okay, today got steadily better. Biggrin DH and I talked when he got home, and we both apologized and got everything sorted out. He basically said he had NO idea I had planned anything, and he would try to go in late and get home early. Biggrin They are just majorly understaffed with all these changes taking place at work, and he didn't want to leave his team high and dry (it's just him and this other guy right now). So I said I'd wake up with him a little early, and give him his presents, and then continue the celebration when he got home! Biggrin So it's all good now.
Also... I got my old job back!!!!!!!!! :kaos10: My boss said he could really use me right now, so I can basically set my own hours. I've agreed to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and 9-3, respectively. That way I don't overdo it or compromise my time for school. Oh! And I get to work with my best friend! Yay!!! Biggrin I'm also going to talk to him tomorrow about pay. There is no way I'm going back for those hours on what I was making before! This is really cool because all of this money is just going straight to our adoption fund! Yay!!! Biggrin I am so happy that I'll be able to make such a sizable contribution! I think I'll be starting either Thursday or Tuesday, depending on what Scott says tomorrow. Smile

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Hehehehe, DH was so excited that he's actually getting a gun for his birthday! Biggrin He was totally fooled because I had told him all our money needed to go towards the adoption and I didn't want to spend any on a gun for him. Poor guy! Lol He wants us to drive into the nearest city from here (an hour away) when he gets home from work so he can register and all that good stuff. Biggrin He's so cute!!
I worked on two pages in our scrapbook last night! The second page turned out better than the first, but I'm still happy with the results. DH really liked it too. Biggrin The lady from the agency said I could email her if I wanted to see samples of what people have done in the past. I think that would give me a really good idea! Of course, I'm going to take her up on that offer. Biggrin

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We're back!! Biggrin DH got his gun, and we went and had a nice dinner at this little Chinese place. It was a fun night overall! Biggrin We also went and browsed baby things - I just can't wait to buy something!! I had to severely restrain myself tonight! I am so bad. Lol April is just around the corner, 4 more weeks! I can do it! Dirol
I also worked some more on another page in the scrapbook. It's coming along really well! Biggrin The lady from the agency said she already mailed out samples for me to look at. Biggrin Yay!!

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Oh my gosh, it seems like homework never ends!!!! :x I just want this semester to be over!
I just spoke to DH on the phone and he said he has Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off!!! :jumpingbeans: He has to work Saturday though, but this is so awesome because we thought he wouldn't get any days off at all! So... guess what?? We're going baby shopping on one of his days off!!!! Yahoo I am so excited!!!! Biggrin I don't know what we're going to buy, but we're probably going to start out small with clothes and diapers and stuff. I printed out a list of 'essentials' from babycenter.com, and we'll probably go off of that. I am dying to tell people about the adoption, but I know I should wait! We want to wait till we get closer to the homestudy and then we'll have to tell because we'll need references. Plus, we'll also be able to tell his parents then and register! :woohoo: I am very excited about registering! Biggrin

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Okay, so here's what I'm thinking we'll buy:
Onesies
Hooded Bath Robe
Bath Tub
Diapers (1 pack for now)
Booties/Hats

Shouldn't cost us more than about $50-$60 at most, I'm thinking. We're going to Babies R Us and the Carter Outlet. So excited!! Biggrin
My boss called me and told me I can start whenever I want. Since DH has Tuesday off, I said I'd start Thursday. So my schedule is going to be Tuesdays from 9AM-4PM and Thursdays from 9AM-3PM. Only 11 hours a week! Yay! Biggrin

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I love pregnancy.org!! :jarofhearts: The ladies here are so helpful! I got so many wonderful suggestions about what to buy for the baby when we go shopping Monday. I am so thankful! I would feel so lost if I didn't have this community, especially because we're waiting to tell everyone about the adoption - I have no support system IRL right now! Blum 3
I haven't worked on the scrapbook at all today, but I figure that's okay. DH is gone, so I probably will get to it sometime tonight. He won't be home till 8 PM. Sad He's working really hard this week. I feel so bad for him. I wish we could switch off and do his long shifts in halfsies.
I'm nervous... I have to call my boss and negotiate pay in about 10 minutes!! I'm pretty sure it's not going to be a problem, but I hate talking about money. That's definitely not the most important thing to me, but with working only 11 hours, I feel like it would be pointless to go back for what I had worked for before. Besides, when I quit he offered to pay me more than what I'm going to ask for. So I hope it's not a problem! And if it is... well, I think I'll be looking for another job in that case. He says I'm one of the best employees he's ever had, so if he respects me like he says he does, he'll pay me what I'm worth! That's what DH says, so I have to just keep telling myself that! It's just hard, I feel like a dirtbag asking for more. Sad Don't know why. Plus, my old boss is kinda tight with the money. *Sigh* I'll update on how it goes!
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Well, I'm back! And he's cheaper than I had thought! :evil: He was going to have me come back at the very base rate - that new employees sign on at before they even have any training! And I worked there for over a year! So I said, no, I'm going to need to go higher. And he seemed very against that. No way am I going back at what he quoted! He has to meet me in the middle, or there is no way. Grr. I am so mad. I HATE cheap people!! :evil:

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Poor DH!! Sad He worked 17.5 hours yesterday, didn't get home till 12:30 AM, and had to leave at 7:30 AM this morning again for another looooong day. I feel so bad for him! He says, "Don't feel bad for me - I like my job!" But he looks so exhausted. Sad Poor thing. He's so sweet, too, he calls me in the middle of everything to tell me he won't be able to come home for lunch, or that he's looking forward to spending Sunday going shooting together. Biggrin He's a keeper for sure.
I spoke with him last night about what Scott (my old boss) said about the pay, and he thinks I should just tell him to shove it. He said we really don't need the extra money, we can make it just fine without this job. I know that, but I still feel like I need to contribute something. Even if it's only like $300 a month, that's still $300 a month that's going straight to our savings account that otherwise wouldn't be there, you know? I don't know... DH is right, but I also feel like I need to do everything in my power to make sure I'm contributing financially as well. :dontknow: I guess I'll wait for Monday to make my decision.
Man, the house feels so empty without him! Sad I wish he was here!

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I got my scrapbook samples from the lady at the agency last night! I didn't realize this, but we'll need to make 40 copies of the scrapbook!! That's why all the samples I got were softcover, 8"x11" pages! Lol So I guess I'll have to start over and get some 8x11 pages from either WalMart or somewhere else that sells that size. I don't want to do plain white pages, so I'm going to make it as pretty as it can get! Biggrin
We're going shooting today! I am so nervous, I have never held a gun in my life. :? DH insists that I need to learn how to use it because it's going to be in the house. I agree with that logic, but I am so afraid! :spooked: Guns are symbols of violence and death to me. I guess that's because I've never been around them! I'm going to have to be brave and try to do this! DH said I'll want to know how to use it in case someone breaks into our house and wants to take our baby!! When he put it like that, I think yeah, I'll definitely shoot then. But yikes, it still terrifies me.

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Well, we went shooting! Or, rather, DH went shooting. Lol I chickened out! He gave me a crash course on gun safety and usage, and then I just couldn't shoot it. In fact, the shots made me jump so bad I had to go sit in the car. :roll: I know, I am such a chicken! :animalrooster:

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Here's a post I made on our Adoption boards:

Hey ladies! I don't really know what I'm trying to say, I just wanted to 'talk' to someone. Feel free to skip over this post, it's probably just going to be a lot of rambling! Well, April will be one year since DH and I have been having unprotected sex (TMI, sorry), which means that we're officially ready to be seen for 'infertility treatments'. I went to visit my doctor yesterday because I haven't had a period in 2 months (a frequent occurrence for me), and she wants me to go see my OB, who will do an infertility workup on me to see what is wrong. I guess hearing the words "infertility treatments" really made my head spin. I just never thought it would come to that. DH and I know that we want bio children as well as adopted kids, so we've decided that we should go get checked out while it's still free for us (he only has 2 years left in the Air Force), and so we can know for sure what's going on. We both know we don't want to go any further than Clomid (no IUI's or IVF, or surgeries for us), so I'm very nervous. I so want to be able to carry a child! But I know everything works out for the best in the end, so I am trying to stay positive. Anyway, we've decided to give the Clomid a chance and push our homestudy back to July, just so we can know for sure what's going on on the bio children front. I'm nervous and anxious, and no one else I know has had any problems getting pregnant, so I feel like no one really understands what I'm going through. *Sigh* Sorry if I sound whiny, I just had to get this out. Thanks for listening!

So that's what's going on. I don't know if that's what tainted our baby shopping trip yesterday, but I didn't want to buy anything. I was so depressed being around all those pregnant moms! I just wanted to walk out of there. So I went and bought a couple of books instead. Biggrin That made me feel better. One of them is the Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, and it has really good info on infertility treatments and everything. And I figure if we can't have bio children, I'll just sell it on ebay or something.

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I am such a slacker! I need to go get some pictures printed at the library for class tonight, and here I am, surfing pg.org!! Lol I wish DH hadn't broken our printer - life would be so much easier! Biggrin
I've been trying not to get my hopes up about getting pregnant, but now that I know the OB's going to see me, I am starting to get excited again. I really hope our only problem is that I have irregular cycles and nothing more! DH thinks I should call them on the 20th and make sure that the PA put in my referral. I think she was intimidated by me, because I knew so much about my body and the reproductive cycle. :roll: It's weird, but some military docs hate it when you know a lot more than the average patient. I would think they would be happy that we're being proactive and learning. It's not like my information is half baked either, I really know what I'm talking about! Maybe I should've pointed her to pg.org so she could see for herself how smart the ladies on here are! Lol
Well, I guess I better get ready and head out to the library! See ya! Biggrin

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I was getting ready to go to the library when I decided to take an OPK, just in case. Well guess what! It was almost positive! :shock: I took one a few days ago and it was a definite negative, so I think we're going to BD. I've been having O pains, so this might be it! Biggrin I really, really hope so. Wouldn't it be awesome if I got my BFP before I had to go in to the OB? Biggrin
In case you're wondering, I did go in to the library and get those pictures printed out. Biggrin Now I just have to work on my paper!

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I'm definitely having O-like pains! I read on peeonastick.com that you can have O pains as early as three days before you O, and even after. So DH and I BD'd tonight, just to be safe. Biggrin I'm feeling pretty positive about it this time - I hope my feeling turns out to be right! Biggrin

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I am getting so frustrated with my body! Today I have pinching on my right side and cramping like AF is coming, and my boobs are sore. So now I'm really bummed. Sad *Sigh* Oh well, at least I get to see my OB and get some help.

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Today's cleaning day at our house. :evil: Yuck. I HATE to do anything housewifely, even though that's what I am right now! Lol Poor DH. He's definitely the cleaner of the two of us. Blame it on right brain vs left brain! That's what I do! Lol
Well, AF is still not here but I am definitely feeling weird. Stomach pains, gas and a feeling of 'wetness' down there even though my CM completely dried up. I just wish I knew what was going on with my body! Why did my OPK turn up positive and then my CM dry up??? WTH??? Stupid TTC. I am starting to remember how frustrated I used to get with it. Can't wait to go in to see my OB!
I got another brochure from an agency in the mail today. I am not sure we'll go with them, but I have heard a lot of nice things about them. And they're local, which is nice. The thing that ticks me off is that it took them a LONG time to respond to my emails, and that just makes me wonder if they're overworked and underpaid, you know? Also, they only work with agencies in two states, and one of them is LA. And recently, LA adoptions have been going slow because of Katrina. So we might just end up sticking with WACAP. They are definitely looking really good to me right now.
I have also been keeping up on my 'baby education'! Being that I have never had kids, sometimes it's terrifying to think that I have absolutely no idea about what's normal and what's not! I got a few free magazines and was reading them, and I feel a lot better now. I absolutely love American Baby (they had a promotion where I got a few free magazines from them - I might subscribe once we actually adopt or get pregnant). I also like Baby Talk, which was free at Baby Depot (Burlington Coat Factory). Btw, I love Baby Depot! Their prices are great!!!!! Biggrin
Well, I better go get some chow. I am starving!! See ya later! :wavehello:

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I have an OB appointment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jumpingbeans: It's for March 30, 2006. Apparently they had called DH's cell phone a few days ago to try to reach me and he forgot to tell me. :roll: But I don't care, because I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!! Biggrin I am so excited!!! Finally, we'll be making some progress!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well, I went into town today to fill out two applications - one was for a preschool teacher job and the other was for a bank teller position. I really wanted the preschool teacher position, since it's more along the lines of what I want to do when I get my degree. Well, the lady said they were desperate for a teacher, and that my application looked good! She also said that she'd have to speak with her husband since they both owned the place, but she could say with confidence that they'd want me to start on Monday!!!! :eek: I am so excited!!! I am trying not to get my hopes up just IN CASE her husband doesn't want me to work there for whatever reason, but she said she pretty much runs the show so I can't help but be excited. Apparently most people who came in for an interview weren't qualified (you have to have some college) or they didn't want the responsibility of being a teacher, and just wanted to be a darcare worker instead. She said her first teacher quit to be with her husband (I didn't ask her to elaborate) and the second teacher got pregnant and decided she just wanted to stay home. The atmosphere there seemed really relaxed and they all seemed to be really friendly. Biggrin I am going to look into getting CPR certified because mine expired in May. Yay!!! I am so excited! This means more money goes towards our adoption!!! Biggrin

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I spoke with my MIL last night, and she was so excited for me about the job! Biggrin She is really sweet. She made me promise that I'd call her on Monday to tell her how my first day went. I'm so glad DH's family is so nice and warm. I am so lucky! Smile
I have to go run errands in a little bit. Blah. I am so glad I am getting this job because I never seem to want to go do anything when I stay at home! I would rather just lounge around in my sweats all day. Lol
Oh! It turns out I did O on either Friday or Saturday last week. I am now either 4 or 5 DPO today! Yay! Biggrin We'll see how this 2ww turns out. Everything crossed!

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:clink: I was formally offered the Preschool teaching job today!!! :clink: I am so happy! Biggrin I start Monday. My classroom is really cute, but it could use some work. This weekend I'm going to spend some time making some charts, etc. to brighten it up a little more. I am going to have between 6 and 10 kids in my class at any given time. They also gave me a curriculum to follow as I need to. It's going to be so much fun! Biggrin The owners' grandson is going to be in my class too, and he's a cutie. I got to meet him today. When I was leaving, he was playing on the swings, and he yelled, "Byeeeee!!! BYE!!!!" until I turned and acknowledged him. Lol
We got Scrubs from Netflix so I'm off to watch that with DH! See ya! :wavehello:

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I had my first day at my new job today as a Preschool teacher! Biggrin It is so much fun!! We had a ball! The kids are awesome. I started out with 4 kids, and by the end of Preschool time, we had 6 total in the class. Tomorrow I should have one more. I did a Windy Spring theme in class today, and we talked about wind, and did a couple of activities with that. They are such cute little sponges. Biggrin They just soak up everything!! We also had some free play time for them to just do whatever they wanted, and they were pretty good for the most part. My TTC friends are so sweet (especially Carrie! Biggrin ), they posted a "good luck" message yesterday for me and today Carrie wanted to know how it went! Biggrin I love them all so much!!!! :jarofhearts:

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I am still having a blast at my job! Biggrin I can't believe it's already Wednesday night. Seems like last night I was freaking out about my first day. Biggrin And I'm already so comfortable with the kids. I know it'll just keep getting easier.
AF came. Sad I am disappointed, but determined to get some answers on that appt on the 30th! I want to get pregnant!!

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