Sunday, May 22, 2011

Our dossier is off to Ethiopia!!!!

I was so giddy on Friday when I got the email confirming that our dossier had been shipped that I could hardly stand still all day. I think I've tracked the package 12 times in 36 hours. (It's been stuck in Memphis, Tennessee thanks to some thunderstorms.)

We have been added to the unofficial waiting list that our agency Yahoo Group keeps up to date so that we can somewhat track when we might receive our referral. Currently there are many people ahead of us, but I'm not worried, everything will fall into place with God's perfect timing.

However, sneaking continual looks at that unofficial list is super tempting. I can image myself spending way too much time lurking around our yahoo group waiting for people to get referrals so we can move up the list. When I was pregnant with Landon I was so excited to purchase the What To Expect book, but I always forced myself to only read the week I was currently on. I was never allowed to skip ahead. Every Sunday I would grab the book and read about the upcoming week. I've decided to do something similar with the unofficial waiting list: I will only allow myself to check it on the 20th (our DTE date) of every month. That way I won't waste countless amounts of time staring at the list willing our name to the top.

Also, some families celebrate there DTE date each month. (Ex: Since we are DTE (dossier to Ethiopia) on 5/20/2011 we would celebrate 1 month waiting on 6/20/2011, two months waiting on 7/20/2011, etc.) I think I want to do the same and somehow document each month. RJ thinks I'm weird, but I feel as though it's my way of "taking belly pictures" like I did with Landon. I want to have some sort of documentation to show our kiddos how much we anticipated their arrival, just as we did for their big brother.

Just for fun: 5 months pregnant with Landon


Tim and Debra said...

Congratulations! And good job on the will power. I always read ahead in the what to expect book and it was never any fun to open to a new week. Hopefully we will see you soon so you can meet our new addition. Nothing happening yet.... ;(

Bethany said...

Yay! Yes, you should celebrate each month! I think it's a great idea!

Linda Z said...

I think it's a great idea to document the months! And I love the preggo pic... you are adorable! :)

Jessica G. said...

Congrats! And I love the idea of documenting something every month so you can show your babe how you prepared for them. I think its cool.

Ryan and Camille said...

I totally get your "pacing yourself!" I would probably have to make the same rule for myself. I've missed catching up on your life via blog or phone. Can't wait to connect. Sending you a hug and continued prayers.

Holly said...

so fun! great idea, however i get our date all mixed up. i'm not sure if its a defense mechanism, but i have been so casual about the waiting. maybe b/c i know not to expect anything for a loooong time... like a year from now! anyhow, our agency doesn't have an 'unofficial list' on our yahoo group. not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing! lol! anyways, so excited to be on this journey with you!

Erin said...

This is soooo great!!!!!! What a huge step for you guys! Praying that the list continues to move right along!

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