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…or pretty close… It’s kind’ve an annoying Post Headline, but truly, that’s how we’ve felt over the last few weeks.

It has been a really long time since my last post, but I have good reason. We were finally matched with a beautiful newborn!! Almost immediately after my last post.

It happened so quickly after months of nothing (even years of nothing, if you start from the very beginning). Our profile was selected by birthparents, and within 2 wks, we were bringing a warm, bundle home.

Because it happened so quickly, we weren’t really prepared. We still weren’t sure how old the child would be that would finally be placed with us. So, we had a mad shopping spree to purchase all of the furniture for a nursery, all the clothes, books, accessories like bottles and diaperbags and strollers and car seats basically in 4 days (so our homestudy could be updated). No time for a baby registry for this family!! I’m sure we were the two most lost looking parents-to-be at that store EVER! It was truly a “grab-and-buy” and there was very little time to think.

Our bundle has been here for several weeks now and I’m in love. DH isn’t jealous because I know he’s madly in love too. We’re also bone-tired in a way I cannot even begin to describe. I still feel a bit like a fraud when I’m at kid’s or baby stores buying clothes, and I say “no” when they ask if I need a gift receipt. Nope, not this time. This one’s for my baby. My perfect, sweet, baby.

Given my lack of attention to my blog, and my diminished capacity to think straight these days, I think it’s time to say farewell to you all. I’m so lucky to have found all of you on this venue to help through the rough times. Now that we have a wee one with us, our adoption quest and infertility challenges are more public, and I’ve since learned many people close-by have suffered through these challenges too, but in silence. Thanks for giving me a voice… even for a short time, and even though it was to a few of you… Many hugs to you all and I wish you all much happiness.

And, when I’m up at 4am, I may just still check in on your blogs to see how you’re all doing 🙂