Friday, March 21, 2008

Just truckin' along (warning: child mention and photo at bottom)

I sure wish I had something interesting to write. Unfortunately I don’t, but I don’t want to let another 10 days pass without posting. Since I last wrote, I played a massive game of phone tag with my nurse. I still haven’t gotten all the answers I was looking for, but I did start the met.formin on Tuesday and am happy to report that so far I haven’t had any bad side effects. I thought I was getting my period last weekend, but it turned out to be just some brown spotting—which is unusual for me. I’m hoping this is a leftover from the follistim/hcg and that I’ll get my period for real soon. The fact that my body is not “acting normally” makes me all the more convinced that waiting until May to do our next IVF is wise.

Regarding our adoption efforts, things have been a little stressful at home these days. We FINALLY got the draft home study. It seems pretty nice to us – though it is really weird to read a bio of yourself, including a description of your marriage, your parenting style, and your daily activities written by someone that you really don’t know. The stressful part is that it turns out that it’ll likely take longer than we expected to make it’s way through the mess that is the immigration service, so it will likely be 2 ½ to 3 months until we are able to submit our dossier. UGH! We’ve realized that we kind of did everything backwards. We didn’t start the home study process right away because we knew we’d need a lot of the paperwork done FOR that. So, we started compiling paperwork first and then started the home study process. We now realize that we should have just started the home study process from the beginning. If we had we’d probably have our dossier submitted already. I suppose it’s silly to beat ourselves up—certainly that’s what I’ve been telling my husband, who is really frustrated.

All in all though things are ok. As I said, I’ve had no problems with the met.formin (yet) and I was a bit worried about that. I’ve been going back to acupuncture once a week and I really love it. Last weekend I got to have lunch with the TOOTPU gals and it was great. Unfortunately, we soon learned some sad news. While we were enjoying lunch and wondering where our friend Sunny was, she was receiving some tragic news about her mother. Please go over and give her some support, she could really use it right now.

Thinking about Sunny's heartache makes me all the more glad that I'm going to get to see my parents this weekend. My husband and I are driving down to my parent's place tonight and tomorrow we'll all be celebrating my dad’s 70th birthday.

But the best thing of all is that on Sunday my girl comes home! She's having a great time visiting with her cousins and I'm happy she's getting the chance to visit, but I miss her like hell. I can't wait to give this face a million kisses and hugs!!!

Happy weekend to you all and I hope you enjoy whatever holidays you may be celebrating this weekend. :)


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Sunny said...

You are too precious. I so missed you girls. I hope you truly enjoy your family. Give your mom a huge hug for me. Life is precious!