Author Archives: Jennifer

What in the world will I do after DTC?

There’s a good chance I’ll be done with the paperwork in a matter of days.  So few that I can count them on one hand.  Even though the light is at the end of this tunnel, it’s still hard to imagine reaching it.  I spend at least some part of each day reading, reviewing or completing paperwork. Or simply being a nutjob and re-reading, re-reviewing or re-doing it! I decided to go ahead and high tail it to Sacramento and [...]

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Friday the 13th

Friday, April 13th, 2007 was the second worst day of our lives.  My father-in-law died (suddenly, unexpectedly, tragically, you name it) on Monday, April 9th, 2007 and we laid him to rest on Friday, April 13th.  We’ve had a few miserable, and a couple of slightly less miserable, April 13ths, but the tide changed with the anniversary of this Friday, April 13th.  Little Macey must be our good luck charm! This was my Friday the 13th: After I dropped the [...]

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Problem / Issue / Confession

I have a few issues going on right now but I’ll start with the first one, which is that my husband has 2 middle names.  What?  You think that’s crazy?  Yeah, me too. You don’t even really need 1 middle name, so why 2?  I have always thought it was a little much and now, of course, it’s causing problems.  It was inevitable.  Things were coasting along a little too smoothly for a while. PROBLEM – Parker’s big, long, fancy [...]

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The name game and where we’re at in the adoption process

I’ll lead with the less interesting stuff… the process/paperwork.  Today we finished up the half a dozen notarizations we still needed. Not sure why we waited so long, but we did. Oh well. It’s all taken care of now. We have our USCIS fingerprint appointment on Thursday. Can’t wait.  Especially since we get to take our little guy with us.  That should make for a fun experience for all.  He’s actually a really great and well behaved kid, but he [...]

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Spring and bloggy break

I’m back!  We spent spring break in Arizona and got our fill of fun in the sun with my family. We were sad to leave, but it’s great to be home.  We scrambled to get ready for the Easter bunny’s visit and are now trying to get our house and yard (amazing what a little rain and sun combo do for the grass and plants, yowza!) back in order before the “schedule” kicks back in tomorrow.  Boo! We wrapped up [...]

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And she’s 18 months old

It’s so strange to think we have another child.  Another child who we didn’t meet the moment she hit fresh air, and instead will greet her shortly before or after her second birthday. At a party the other night I talked to a woman who, with her family of course, if I’m correct, is the only other family in our town who has adopted internationally.  I may have mentioned much earlier on that I had emailed with a woman who [...]

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Strange to think we have an 18 month old!

It’s so weird to think we have another child … let alone a child whom we won’t get to meet for about 6 months … and who just turned 18 months old. We’ve missed so much of her life already.  Her first smile, her first giggle, her first tooth.  HUGE milestones when you have a bio child.  We’ll have many other firsts.  The first time she rides on an airplane. Her first time at the beach (my fave place, can’t [...]

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Words for a birth mother

I have a whole new post just about ready to go but I just watched a clip that made me screech to a halt and start anew.  I’ll put up the other, fun post, tomorrow. I just watched a clip from the show Smash.  It’s towards the end of an episode and Julia (Debra Messing) is reading a letter she wrote to her daughter’s birth mother.  I don’t know what the context of it was as I only watched this [...]

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A little bit about baby sister

I jumped right to the end of the story but realized after lots and lots of questions over the last couple of days that I didn’t fill in the missing pieces from the middle of the story! So here goes. Baby sister was a preemie.  Just 1kg or 2.2 pounds upon intake.  They think she was less than a day old when she was found “in the bush.”  Abandoned in the bush within hours after birth. Can you even comprehend [...]

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Yay, yay for PA!

This just goes to show, you never really know when the process is going to surprise you. I spent the morning much like any other Monday morning. Dropped off the little guy, then the big guy. Hit the gym.  Ran some errands.  Picked up the little guy, had lunch and a promised trip to Starbucks.  We then hit a cute little shop in the creek for a much needed booster seat for the big kid. He may very well be [...]

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