Thursday, November 14, 2013

Motherhood Month - 2

Progress:  We've been approved & waiting for exactly 1/2 a year today!

Mood:  Today, at this moment, I am feeling a bit of nervous anticipation.  I just finished emailing our agency to ask if we've been shown to anybody in the last 6 months.  At the seminar we went to last year, we were told not to call all the time asking; to wait until 6 months had passed (we will get updated annually).  So I took them very literally and waited until today to contact them.

In reality, finding out if we've shown shouldn't have a huge impact.  I mean, these are the possible scenarios:
  1. We find out we haven't been shown to any expectant parents.  We wonder "what's wrong with us??"
  2. We find out we've been shown to very few expectant parents but haven't been matched.  We wonder "what's wrong with us??"
  3. We find out we've been shown to many expectant parents but haven't been matched.  We wonder "what's wrong with us??"
Lol.  But I want to find out anyway, just so I have some idea of what's been going on or not going on.  (Our agency does not contact us unless there is a birthparent who actually wants to meet us.)

Cravings:  Well, I just woke up 1 1/2 hours ago and haven't eaten any breakfast yet, and since lunchtime is looming, I should probably get around to either eating my usual Cornflakes or starting to make lunch (I'm planning on warming up the quiche I made yesterday).  Hmm...that sounds good; stomach's growling...  I'll be right back! :)

Thoughts About Our Child:  I recently put up new pictures of my 3 nieces and can't believe how old and mature they look.  They are now 14, almost 10, and 8.  I feel sad that our child(ren) won't have cousins close to their age to play with.  Cousins were so important to me growing up.

Thoughts About Our Expectant Mom:  Thinking about another open adoption I know of where the birthmother is no longer in the picture, I am hoping our child's birthparents will choose to be a part of our life and our (as in theirs and ours) child's life.  Even though I imagine that will have its difficulties, too.

Most Recent Baby Purchase/Gift:  Really awesome photos are coming soon!  And I am hoping Hubby & my sisters are planning a surprise baby shower for me, but if they aren't, well, there's really nothing I can do about it, right? :)

This Week God:  reminded me that even though I am not ashamed of Him, it may come across to others that way if I avoid a situation I am intimidated by.  Romans 1:16


  1. I totally understand being hesitant about calling our agency for updates. We don't get called unless there's interest too. I've been going back and forth about calling for weeks now. It's been a few months since we've spoken to them. Ugh!

  2. I love reading your blog so I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Just a little blogging fun :)

  3. Uh-oh - I nominated you, too! Your blog must have lots of sunshine! I've enjoyed reading it! If you want to participate in mine, my link is:

    But it's okay - Kristen did ask first! :)

  4. Hi I found you through ICLW. This post spoke to me as we adopted our son in South Africa. Our social worker didn't tell us if our profile had been presented at all. We had to call every month just to keep in contact and when we finally got THE CALL we had four days until our son was born. The waiting is very intense and I really hope that you get your call soon.

    1. Thank you - I hope we get the call soon, too! :) The waiting is tough.

  5. Hi from ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I too struggle with knowing my child(ren) won't be close in age to their cousins.


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