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Thursday, August 16, 2007

All is well

I wanted to make a quick post to say that D is doing well. The surgery went as planed and the recovery has begun. He's up and around some, but mostly on the couch with ice packs. Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and prayers. A

P.S. I have a really cute picture of him in his hairnet and hospital gown... but I decided not to post it... at least not right now ; )

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Well, I'm on vacation. I had lots of plans for all I would get done, mainly I've just been relaxing. We've spent some time in the pool, and I have almost finished a sweater for the baby. It's my first attempt at a top down pattern. I enjoyed making it and especially enjoy the lack of seaming that it needs. I'll post a picture when it's done.

D had to get an MRI on Friday. He's been having a lot of knee pain. Today we saw an orthopedic surgeon. He will be having cartilage in his knee repaired Thursday morning. Please, say a little prayer that all goes well. They will be doing the procedure as outpatient and are pretty optimistic for a quick recovery. I've already told him he's grounded from sports!

There have been no real updates on the adoption recently. We are still waiting to hear about some referrals for our agency and hope to finally be move up some on the waiting list. It will be a thrill to just have a new answer when people ask how it's going. I usually just say, "Fine, still waiting". What I really want to sayis something like, "Well, one day I'm excited and hopeful, one day I'm weepy, and the next day I'm anxious and nervous... and other days I'm all of those and more... and of course we're still waiting ; )".

I can't imagine how hard it will be when we are closer to getting our referral. I'm over-the-top excited for these families right now.

Best Wishes, A

Monday, August 6, 2007

Vaccinations Complete

Well, we finished the last of our Hep A & C vaccinations today. If you are planning on traveling to Vietnam, it's a good idea to get started on these. The series of vaccinations takes 6 months to complete. D had to get a tetanus shot too. I had one a year ago ... (icy roads, shattered windshield, staples in the head... Yikes) so I was good. Later on we will have to decide if we will take Typhoid and Malaria medications. I'm not sure if those will be needed so we will see what our agency says when we find out which province we will be traveling to.

In other news, one of the families in front of us in line is expecting a referral for their little boy any day now! We are so excited for their family and can't wait to here their good news! A