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Apr 23, 2009

What a night!

TJ and I rushed to the airport this evening to see Jill, Trevor and Aliah come home from Ethiopia. It was a memorable event! I don’t think you could wipe the smile off of their faces as they arrived through the gate. I looked around in the crowed there were tears of joy in everyone’s eyes. There were lots of hugs and congratulations going around. It was nice to see that so many people wanted to come out to share this moment with Jill and Trevor. Congratulation guys! We are so happy for you guys.

I also have to say that we got to see a picture of Carolyn and Adam's little boy. Let's just say that he will be a heartbreaker when he gets older. Jill and Trevor got to see him when they were in Ethiopia and got to take a few pictures of him to take back to Carolyn and Adam. It's hard to believe how much they grow from picture to picture. I can't wait for the day we welcome Nathan home!

For many months I've been in suck a rut due to all the issues we've had to deal with our process but after tonight I can say that I've let go of the anger. I know we will be parents and it might take us longer to get there then most but either way we will get there.

Apr 13, 2009

Picking up a few things....

Since I had the day off today I decided to go and check out some things at snuggle bugs and sears. I must say that I did find it totally overwhelming. I have not idea of what I should actually need for a I just want to get things that we would need not the novelty things till the child(ren) are home. I find the prices go from a avg price to over the top. When you look at things it's hard to know what you should be looking out for. If anyone could help guide me in the right direction please feel free to let me know.

I did happen to pick up a stuff lamb with a blanket for the room. I wanted to use the lambs as the themes but it looks like the family think I should do something I got two now just in case they try to buy something else. I really don't have a theme idea other then a neutral setting as we have no idea of the sex. Wish me luck!

Apr 11, 2009

Baby Nursery

I've been thinking of starting the nursery but wonder if I'm jumping the gun on this. I just feel like I have to be doing something. Since we don't know what sex the children will be I'm thinking of doing something unisex. I thought that I could pick up a few things from time to time when things are on sale. I'm I crazy to even be thinking about this? I just want to feel some sort of connection to them. I may not be able to have them in my arms or even see thier faces but I need to feel that in some sort of strange way that they know I'm thinking of them. That I love them even without knowing them. Maybe I'm just having one of those mornings...I don't know.

Apr 10, 2009

Another Ethiopian baby coming to PEI.

I'm so excited to say that there have been now four referrals from Ethiopia. Our friends J&T are coming home soon with thier little girl. This will be the first child from Ethiopia that has been adopted from PEI. They have sure paved the way for the rest of us. Soon there will be travel plans for our other adoption friends D&C and S&J. I can't wait to be cheering for them when they land home. We also just got word that our friends C&A just got a referral for a baby boy! I've talked to C many times about this journey and she has turly understand how this rollercoaster ride can break you at points. She's been a huge supporter for all of us and I can't say enough how grateful I am for her support along the way. I can't wait for her to have her son in her arms. Congratulations to all the PEI families that have now gotten their referrals! TJ and I wish you guys all the best!

Our Timeline

First Adoption

Started the process in Jan/11
Home study approval Mar/11
DTC May 16. 2011
LID June 1, 2011
Referral July 26, 2011
Sent letter of Intent July 28, 2011
PA Aug 4 , 2011
LOA 119 Days....Nov 28, 2011
TA Dec 20, 2011
January we're Parents!

Second Adoption

Started Process Feb/13
Provincial Approval April 26/13

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