Categotry Archives: Macey

2 months later

Time really is flying by.  It’s hard to believe we’ve been home for 2 months today.  I have totally neglected my blog and it’s for a couple of reasons. The main reason I haven’t written in so long is that I feel terribly guilty that Macey is doing so well and that our transition has been so ridiculously smooth and easy.  If you aren’t in the adoption community you’re probably wondering why I’m feeling guilty. If you are in this [...]

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Settling into our new normal

It’s hard to believe we have only been home almost 2 weeks!  We battled jet lag for almost a week.  I was being the schedule warrior and trying to get everyone back on track as quickly as possible. Then mama hit a wall 4 days later which also happened to be Macey’s birthday. I sat down in the living room for the big present opening craziness and I literally couldn’t get up for the next hour and a half. Crashed! [...]

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The home stretch

We are into our final wait of the adoption process.  The wait for TA.  I’m not as stressed about this wait as I was for the others.  I know we’ll get our TA soon. Maybe late next week, and if not, then by Labor Day weekend for sure. Then we confirm our consulate appointment and get ready to go! The last few weeks have torn me up a good deal.  My stress and anxiety level is on a constant simmer [...]

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So much going on that I don’t even know where to start!

I don’t even recall where I left off with my updates. I feel like I’ve been neglecting to fill everyone in.  My own mother got all attitudy with me when we talked last week and I tell her everything.  The problem is that I’ve been so busy for the last month that I can barely keep up with what’s going on in our process, let alone filling anyone in along the way. It’s funny that just 6-8 weeks ago I [...]

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Holy crap, we’re not ready, we’re not ready, we’re not ready!

Whoa!  We aren’t even close to being ready to travel, let alone ready for Macey to come home. I mean, we are in our hearts and in our best intentions, don’t get me wrong, but now that there’s a definite timeline involved, we are quickly realizing just how much we have to get done. First and foremost, the reason I’m freaking out is that we got our next level of approval, the I-797 which is the provisional approval for the [...]

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Macey’s middle name

I mentioned in my last post that Macey’s middle name was a bit of a sticking point.  We initially came up with Macey Aurora.  A very pretty, caucasian sounding name.  Aurora = one of the Disney princesses (don’t ask me which one… I only know this because some other, more informed, better mother to girls mother, told me this) and also = Parker’s hometown.  A hometown he’s both fond and proud of.  I have a love/hate relationship. I love it [...]

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Updates, updates and more updates!

Well, my new friend in the foster program promised and boy, did she ever deliver!  On Monday morning I received an 11 page, month-by-month update beginning in February of last year up to this month.  I am shocked that all of this information exists yet would never have been provided to us. Once again, the whole China adoption baffles me and makes me throw my hands in the air saying “What the?”  But at the same time, we did find [...]

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More pictures!

I should first mention that I’m working on my blog.  As if the appearance alone didn’t give it away.  No worries though. I am still the same over-sharing, run-on sentence writing, grammatical error making amateur I was on my old blog, but for many reasons am making a few upgrades.  It’s a work in progress; Please be patient. Last week brought a lot of good on the adoption front.  And the good things made up for the two bad things [...]

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First a twist, now a turn!

What a roller coaster the last few days have been.  Sheesh.  Little did I know the can of worms I would open simply by following a friend’s advice to check out this foster program’s website to see if Macey may have been part of the program.  Not only did we find out that she was indeed part of the program, but we got an even bigger piece of news last night.   Parker and I attended a school board meeting [...]

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SOS = UPDATE!

Well, if there is any good to come of last night’s panic attack, after finding new info on Macey on a foster home’s website, it’s that we got a really great update on her from our agency in the wee hours of the morning.  I had sent a distress signal to them by way of a total freaked out email.  I basically said hey, there are two big, BIG issues that weren’t disclosed in her paperwork, so we need further [...]

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