It sounds like a movie or book title doesn't it? In the "Adoption Community", "The Wait" refers to the time from when your file is sent to Country of your adoption choice, until the time you receive your Allocation or Referral (photo, paperwork, medical information about the child the country has matched with your family file). "The Wait" varies from Country to Country. One (of the many) reasons we decided to adopt from China, was because "the wait" was, at the time, 6 months. And as our fortune/Murphys Law/destiny/fate would have it... it's now a minimum of about 22 months, and increasing with each passing month. Lucky us. On a less selfish note, truly, it is very lucky for the children, because more families are sending files to adopt these beautiful family-less children.
So why am I rambling? Who knows!!! I can only say, that some days "The Wait"/our child/travelling etc is ALL that occupies my mind. Trust me, not alot happens up there, so it can't be a bad thing?!!!
Today is one of those days. I was just folding about 6 loads of washing, when I felt the urge to come share this with you!!! (lucky you?!!) Yes folks, I'm obsessing about names again! Oh my, you are going to be SOOO tired of me, and you'll all be praying that we receive our referral soon... coz all this agonizing will be over!!! My friends have just returned home, from China, with there sweetpea daughter... and I can't stop thinking, of what it will be like for us. Will it be hot or cold? Which Province is our little one from? What will her Chinese name be? (I'm very odd, because I think about her Chinese name alot! I love reading new referrals, just to see what their children's Chinese name is! Weird, hey?) Yes... there's alot to think about... hubs keeps saying to stop stressing/thinking about it, coz we can't change it or do anything about it... but I can't stop.
So here are my "new" names, that I've thought of in the last week or so... do you like them?
Skyla (means Scholar) - T loves the name Skye but with our surname, it's just wrong. (a bit like calling your child Sandy if your surname was Beach). Anyway, he chose the name Bella, which I'm now disliking coz every second girl is named Isabella or Bella, where I live... so I combined the two names! I haven't run it by him yet... so we'll see if its a goer or not!
Kyla (means narrow) - I actually come up with this one after reading a new referral, and the little girl's Chinese name was Kai (pronounced Ky).
Ella (means young girl) - is quite popular here, but not as "common" as Bella!
Yes, I do have a "thing" for names ending in "la"!!! I was talking with a very good friend the other day, and she said, "Oooo wouldn't it be nice if your girls names ended the same", so that got me thinking... (as if I wasn't thinking enough, already?!!!) And from my other list, I'm still loving Lila and Ruby (M LOVES Ruby... but it's winning over Daddy that is proving a challenge).