Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
I was having a hard time even thinking of what to call this post so I just called it what it is, paper pregnancy. To tell the truth I'd much rather go through a physical pregnancy than all this paperwork! I have been both kids of pregnant before and even all the morning sickness and hormones and weight gain are nothing compared to an international adoption. The amount of paperwork required for it is crazy huge and very stressful. You have to make sure everything little thing is perfect every i dotted correctly, every t crossed just right. Right now we almost done with our home study, there were a few paper work issues that delayed it getting done sooner:( We went ahead and have started on our dossier paperwork while we wait for the home study to be completed. We know we are going to miss the November cut off date for submitting everything before the country we are adopting from shuts down for the winter but we are hoping to at least have eveything done so when they do open again we will be one of the first families to get a travel date. I would love to be there before our girls birthday but I dont think thats going to happen. Another family we know will be traveling next week to go adopt their two kids who happen to live in the same orphanage as our girl so we are excited to hear how she is doing. Unfortunately the probably wont be able to go see our boy "Leonid", they adopted from his orphanage before but dont think they will be able to go back and visit but I'm praying maybe they can just one day go see my little guy. Tonight Jared and I are going to have the rest of our paperwork for the dossier notarized then we will have to send it all to the team to check it for errors and if it is correct I can drive to Austin soon to start having it all apostilled. It feels like its never ending but I know after I get all the paperwork done and am just waiting and fundraising I will feel even more helpless since i will have no control over any of it anymore! I just want to see my kids and have them home:)
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Today was definetly a manic Monday for me, Ashlyn was moving suuupper slow this morning getting ready for school. Kaeden had such a messy diaper I had to give him a quick bath first thing and Savannah kept flopping around like a fish out of water while I was trying to changer her diaper! Then I couldn't find Kaeden's lunch kit for mothers day out today so he took his lunch in a target plastic bag!!! I had planned on taking the new to me jogging stroller to the park to walk a few miles after dropping off Ashlyn and Kaeden but since we were running late I didnt have time to load it in the suburban, and tomorrow is out I am going at 8am to get my medical exam for the adoption paperwork. Fun times, not. I gathered all the documents today that Jared and I can go ahead and get notarized tomorrow so we can start on this huge monutain of stuff for the dossier. I knew it was a lot but geez, how did you other parents who have done this before survive??!! Especially those of you with lots of kids???!!! It doesnt help that I hate paperwork, always have! In my previous job as a hiring manager at Bath and Body Works I hated the hoilday seasons like Christmas and Mothers Day when we hired a bunch of people because of all the paperwork I had to fill out for them to be hired then trained. I was good at training people and organizing a stock room and getting stock out fast, not paperwork so this is like a nightmare for me! I'm going to go today and get a few small gifts to send over to Masha with a family who is traveling this month to adopt two kids from the same orphanage she is in. Apparently she was very excited about getting something, I told her in our last letter I was sending something for her and the missionary said Masha told her several times that day that she was getting presents. To a child that has nothing even the smallest thing seems special. You should have seen her when she was here and we took her to target and let her choose whatever shoes she wanted she was shocked! Well nothing really new to report jusr paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Oh yeah and trying to get ready for a yard sale Friday and Saturday.