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Saturday, January 26, 2008

9 Months

Well, I couldn't really let this milestone go without commenting. So, here it is. Yesterday, we reached 9 months "Paper-Pregnant". It's an important hurdle to pass. It's the half way point of our original estimated wait for a referral. The good news is, we may not have another 9 months for our referral. Unfortunately, we will likely have close to that before we meet our baby boy. I am hoping the rest of our wait goes quickly. We still have lots to do in that time! I am still working on my "To-Do" list in the side bar. I was SO very organized during the paperwork phase. I had very specific checklists for myself. Now, I feel a little disconnected. There hasn't been a lot to do adoption related lately. So, once again I am trying to make checklists so nothing gets forgotten.

Now for something tasty. On the recommendation of Ladybug's Momma I purchased the book Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mia Pham. This is a wonderful book. It is full of stories and text about Vietnamese families and their food. I have been reading it for a few days. I think I'm ready to try one of the recipes. I have made my list and I am on my way to the Aihua Asian Market. I need a few more ingredients to make my first batch of pho. The cookbook makes it sound so easy. I hope that's true. Wish me luck! I will fill you in on the results. A

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


We are so excited to be working on the nursery. D's parents got us the prettiest baby crib. It is one that will change to a toddler bed and then to a full size. Later we will get the matching dresser. It arrived yesterday and we couldn't wait to put it together. Isn't it sweet!

I'm so excited to get the rest of the room finished. My sister is already planning the murals for the walls. I will be sure to share pictures of our progress. I really need to work on getting the clothes under control! I LOVE shopping for our little man!

So far, 2008 has been a great year for our adoption. There have been 4 boy referrals so far this month. We are steadily climbing the list! There is a chance we could have our referral in 4 - 5 months. Of course, with adoption, anything can happen. Congratulations to all my fellow FTIA waiting families who have referrals. It has been such a blessing to be able to share you joy. Looking at the pictures and hearing other family's good news... makes the wait easier to take. Thanks so much for sharing. I will continue to pray that your travel comes quickly!
That's all for now, A.