"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 6 November 2008

NEWS!!!

Finally!

Babies have started appearing on RQ. I've got everything crossed, that Emma arrives today or tomorrow! Emma's family were logged in on the 20th... not only will be super-duper great for Emma's family... but it's good news for me, as it'll mean, CC.@A is only TWO days from our LID!!! Which means - we'll DEFINITELY be in, in December.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Ruby is Coming
Waiting for Lauren Elizabeth

I must admit, I was a grumpy cow yesterday! With rumours of only a two day batch this month - I wasn't depressed, I wasn't sad.... I WAS ANGRY!!! I kept (bitterly) saying to Mr T - "GREAT! Now we might not even see Mini in December!".... ever the optomist, hey?!!!!

I'm feeling like I've hit a bit of a "Zen Spot", now that there are reports that the 20th have been allocated! I just need to see a baby or two that was logged in on the 20th... and all will be well! I figure it gives me another month to organise my kids, Christmas etc ~ and KNOWING we WILL see Mini in approx 30 days!

Wow! 30 days? After 4 years, of praying, thinking about her (which could now be HIM!), changing her name 3 times!, shopping for her, blogging about her, dreaming about her... we're finally in the FINAL days! I'm guessing we have approx. 2 months left as a family of four.

Other good news (I'm just full of it today!) - we FINALLY decided on a boys name. If we're allocated a boy - we've narrowed his name down to ONE name!!! I had a list of about 6 names, with about 20 middle name variations!!! We still haven't decided on a middle name - but that's no biggie! He's got a first name! I tell ya, I've been sleeping alot better since we made the decision. Mr T has been saying for at least 6 months now, he's sure we'll be allocated a boy!!! Its really freaked me out.... I HATE being unprepared!!!

So - our child (whether male or female)... has a name! Woohoo!
...and its not Mini!


*EDIT* - Now I'm gettin REALLY MAD!!! It appears some wrong information was announced, and it "appears" [[AA only got as far as the 17th Feb. Yes folks, and enormous 1 and half days of files was allocated this month. So sorry to Jen and family - you WILL beyond a shadow of doubt, see Emma in Decmeber.

Truly, I thought waiting 33 months was hard... this last week has been brutal. Yes, I know, I'm a whinging cow... I'm really mad. The bad news is, if they only managed to allocate under 2 days this month - there's a good chance they'll do it again next month and we still won't be in.

Unbelievable.


Lord, Give me Strength.

20 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Crossing my finger, on my knees, waiting to hear...

Briana's Mom said...

You will definitely get your referral next month! It is so wonderful! The cutoff happened two days before me too! I was logged in Nov 3 and the cutoff was Nov 1. But I knew I was going to be in the next month and it was a great feeling! :)

Pug Mama said...

so is the cut off the 20th??
aghhhhh, I can't stand not knowing the cut off for sure!!!!
You will be having an awesome Christmas my friend!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Oh my! You are next. WOooooooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rubyiscoming said...

Hi friend....thinking of you today and know that you are NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

I'm so glad that you guys have agreed on a boy name. That's lovely! I had thoughts last week about changing Emma's name, since it is so popular, but we decided to keep it. I was secretly relieved because I've grown quite attached to it, honestly.

I truly think the 20th is not in - we have heard nothing from our agency and no one with a 2-20 LID has gotten the call yet. I have been quite upset, but there are positives to being in the next batch, like getting to travel with some pretty cool 2-22 folks. :0)

Ed and Lisa said...

I know exactly how you feel! We were LID 6/29/06 and referrals came through 6/28! I sincerely understand the frustration and full range of other emotions. BUT... YOU.ARE.NEXT! Can't take that one away! Hang in there!

Lisa : )

PIPO said...

Ah, dear...it seems that many of the 2/20s have been told 'no' and my agency was kind enough to confirm that my own wariness about not making December now are not ridiculous concerns. Great...looks like 09 could well be the real deal for me and, yeah, I'm still in a pissy mood about it right now.

The only bright spot is that YOU will nearly certainly make December.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry Lee-Anne. This is getting soooo hard and ridicolous. The light is that you are soon. If not next month you will be after that. I know its no consolation but you are almost there.
xxx hugs jandra

Linda said...

Please keep the faith and cheer up... It will be so much sweeter when it does happen... I know that sounds bad, but it is so true.. You will see on the day you get the call next month... I hate to think of you all down, who's going to do everything you do if you get depressed???
Prayers and BIG HUGS being sent your way.... Linda

Ava's family said...

I read your post yesterday and didn't have the heart to burst you bubble when you still thought the 20th might be in. So, I left without making a comment. I thought I'd come back today since I figured you MUST know by now! This wait sucks donkey b@lls!!

amy said...

so glad to see the babies

Polar Bear said...

I'm so sorry you didn't make this bunch. I was really hoping.

You know, you could tell us the little guys name that you chose. Now that you can sleep, we won't be able to since we'll be trying to guess what name you picked. :o)

I can't wait until next month to see your lil' Mini's face!! It will happen then! (Crossing all my fingers and toes, and saying a little prayer for you!)

Janet said...

Sigh. I hope that it will be better next month.

Sandy said...

Thinking of you! Another month of waiting sucks, but you are definitely next! Hang in there!

Made in China said...

I am soooo sorry. The same thing happened to us. But eventually the news came and we got our daughter. And you will too.
((HUGS))

Julie

Cristina said...

{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} Nothing more can be said....

Cristina xxx

Jenn said...

What a weird referral month...I'm still not sure what to make of it other than that it sucks nuts. You're entitled to be in a funk. It's been 3+ years of reality not meeting up with expectations. It wears on a person. Hugs to you.

Jenn

Elisa. said...

Crapola I thought the 20th was in.

Kim said...

1.5 days is just ridiculous!!!