Friday, August 31, 2007

A few updates

We started working on the nursery this week. I was so excited to work on it. Shane said he will be glad when it's done (MEN!). We have painted, put the chair rail up and assembled the furniture. It's slowly coming together. I won't be posting pics till we are completely done (sorry). I got a little tykes toy box on ebay that matches the colors in his room. It was just delivered a few minutes ago and it is cute!

He now has some clothes in his closet and dresser. My order from Kohls came in (most of it did anyways). It will be easier when I know what size he wears, but in the meantime, I have bought for 12-24 months. Shane asked me how much clothes does a baby need. I guess he forgot who he was talking to and what my favorite thing to do is - SHOP! I will just buy stuff and sneak it in his closet and hope he doesn't notice.

I think we have almost decided on a first name. We are 90% sure we are going with this name. It has been a long road to come to this. Naturally, every name I liked he didn't and vice versus. We aren't sharing it...yet.

We registered for gifts, sorta. For some crazy reason, I took Shane and his friend with me and let's just say, I will have to go back and redo most of it. He thinks he needs to touch and try EVERYTHING out. Anyone elses husband like this?!?

There is no news on the referral front. We are patiently (or impatiently) waiting. Our agency said we should hopefully hear something in the next few weeks, so we will see.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Thank you SBP

I love the bib. I have been eyeing that one, just haven't bought it yet. Thank you so much!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I love to shop

I really love to shop and though we shouldn't really be spending money right now, I couldn't resit a good deal. We are 90% sure we will be getting a boy and at this point, he only has about 4 outfits. I have been waiting to buy things unless I find really good deals. This morning I happened to look in the clearance section at and found a ton of cute pieces for boys for around $2-$3 each. Plus if you spend $75 or more, it's free shipping. I called Kohls to make sure there wasn't a certain amount of time you had to return things and they said no as long as you have the receipt. I am not trying to give them a plug or anything. I am just happy that I was able to buy 65 things for $200. Not bad if you ask me. Wish I could find deals like that for me.

And SBP, I got your card in the mail today. Thank you. It did bring a smile to my face. The card explains my life right now.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Bad news

It turns out our referral will not work out for us. The availability of the child turned out to be incorrect. Please don't ask any more questions as to why or what does that mean, we will just leave it at that. Of course this is hard because we are back to just waiting. Thankfully we had received no information about this child yet (not even a picture), so we had not attached to him. We will keep our fingers and toes crossed that a new referral is just around the corner.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Boy is that a lot of paperwork

For those of you that have no idea how much paperwork is involved in a dossier, here is a picture of ours:

I was going through some pictures I had and came across this one. I forgot I had taken it. All the pages look the same because that is the apostille page stapled to each of our documents. Everyone of those lovely pages cost us $10 each. You are looking at a lot of money laid out on our pool table.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My trip to NY and I HATE DELTA

I had a great time in NY. It was much needed girl time and I was able to see one of my best friends whom I haven't seen in a few years. I had been promising her since our freshman year in college that I would come visit NY, so the trip was much overdue. It is very different up there. I didn't get to see any broadway shows or shop too much. I was on a budget because of this adoption. We walked so much that we were exhausted by the end.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Rockefeller Center

The trip home on the otherhand was TERRIBLE. On Sunday, the weather around the country was bad. I showed up at 2:30p for my 3:45p flight. At that point they had cancelled 80% of the flights and delayed the rest. They originally said we would fly out at 9p. So I sat at my gate for a long time and only got up once to go to the bathroom. Well about 5:50p I decided to check the board to see if it said anything new and it said my flight was currently boarding at a different gate, so I ran over there. When I got there, there were 3 people in front of me that she let on, then she left for a minute. When she came back, I tried giving her my ticket and she said the plane weighed to much so they wouldn't let me on. I was so mad, I asked to speak to a manager. From the moment he came over, he was a complete asshole to me. He swears he called my name over and over and told me I must have not been paying attention. Trust me, I paid attention. Why on earth would I intentionally miss my flight. He walked away with no sorry or other suggestions. So I went back to the girl and asked if there were anymore flights to Tampa. She booked me on a flight at 8p that had a connection in Atlanta. We didn't end up getting out of NY till 9p. We landed in ATL about 10:50p and had to sit on the runway for 30 mins because they didn't have a gate ready. When I got off, I ran to the next gate and they told me (and others) I couldn't get on because I didn't get there quick enough and they filled the plane with standby's. That was the last flight out that night. Needless to say I was so upset. This meant I had to sleep in the airport by myself. They were lots of others who got stuck there over night though. They rebooked me for the only flight they had available on Monday, which was at 8:30p. This was insane. So I went back up and asked if they had anything flying into Orlando earlier than that and I got a 11:30a flight. I barely got any sleep that night. I got into Orlando at 1p, Shane picked me up, then we had to drive to the Tampa airport to get my luggage. I finally got home about 4p, went straight to bed and didn't wake up till Tuesday morning. Needless to say, I don't think I will ever fly Delta again. I have never met so many rude people. I plan on writing them a nasty letter.

I haven't heard anymore about the referral. I am trying to patiently wait and it's not easy.