Categotry Archives: Macey

Surprise – a new baby picture of Macey!

Gotta love technology and modern communication.  I’ve mentioned before that I have this whole new group of cyber friends who I’ve met through different adoption yahoo groups and forums.  In the last few days I’ve been emailing back and forth with a new friend who just brought her little girl home 6 weeks.  Her little one has been having night terrors.  We went through a 5 month spell of those with our little guy last year so I reached out [...]

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So what’s up with the adoption?

I have been getting lots of questions in person about what’s going on with Macey and the adoption process so I thought I would give a quick update on our adoption blog ..about the actual adoption.  Imagine that.  There really isn’t anything going on right now other than we’re just waiting on the next step, which is LOA.  Hence the reason my posts have been about all sorts of random topics and not specifically the adoption process or Macey.  Honestly, [...]

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Birthdays

Today is our big kid’s 6th birthday.  Yep, turned 6 on 6/06.  That means he was born on 6/06/06!  Yowza, hello Damien!  HA.  He couldn’t be more the opposite. The sweetest most easy going kid ever.  I don’t know about you all, but on birthdays, or really starting a few days prior, I get all sappy remembering the day my kids were born and all the sweet moments between now and then.  And it’s funny that I can’t think about [...]

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How much Macey is too much Macey?

That’s the question that’s been circling around in my little head.  When I was visibly pregnant, it was an obvious topic of conversation.   Even strangers would engage in the “So, how far along are you?” or  ”Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?” talk at the supermarket check out lane.  But this time there’s no belly, it only comes up because I bring it up, and more and more lately I have found myself wondering [...]

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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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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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Waiting for PA

We finally got confirmation from our coordinator that our on-line application went in.  Now we wait for PA (pre-approval).  I have a feeling it will take a little longer than normal. Buzz on the blogs and forums is that the CCCWA has reorganized yet again. Some say they moved and disconnected all phones and computers. So even dossiers that went in 2-3 weeks ago have yet to be logged in. Our coordinator said she expects to get the PA in [...]

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A..D..D..

I am a total mess now.  You’d think it would have gotten better now that we have made our decision but it’s sort of a mish mash now.  What the heck do I do next?  I’m still all jittery.  A mix of sleep deprivation & mental/emotional depletion with a sprinkle of nerve ending reconnection by way of emotional decision completion makes for a little anxiety and much excitement.  A foggy headed emotional hangover is about where I’m at now.  I’m [...]

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Leap of faith

I’ve said it and/or heard it and/or read it countless times in the last week.  International adoption in and of itself requires a leap of faith but special needs international adoption … well, it should be called more like a free fall of faith.  You lose your stomach as soon as you take the leap.  You aren’t sure what’s going to happen until you land.  And the ride down, well, it’s pants pooping terrifying! I don’t think with special needs [...]

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