Sunday, April 15, 2007

Brought to you by the number 5

My last post was number 55. Now this number may not have any significance to anyone else, but it does to me. My husband and I love the number 5, and honestly, we don't feel we need to give any explanation why. We just do okay. We both wore it when a number was required while playing a sport and always choose it when someone says to pick a number. In fact, we love the number so much we got married on 05/05/05. Yes, I know that a lot of people are getting married on 07/07/07, but it lands on a Saturday and that is convenient. We got married on a Thursday!

Anyway, just wanted to talk about my favorite number!

A lot has happened since my last post about infertility/ adoption. For one my throat swelled shut and I had to go to the ER so that I wouldn’t die. Yes, this swelling is the angioedema that I got as a result of too must estrogen from my failed IVF cycle. It is such a lovely reminder.

Secondly, I went to the foster parent orientation meeting and have filled out all the paper work, now I just need to get a LA driver’s license and we will be good to go! Except, when I asked about when the next classes would start and I got the answer that it doesn’t matter because they are already filled.
So, I felt a little disappointed until I talked to dream mommy and her husband and they had been called to take a two year old boy, but they want smiley to be the oldest of their bunch, but they told their worker that they would ask us if we wanted a boy of that age, and I of course was shocked, but (cautiously) excited. (Sorry about the run on.) It sounds like this child’s parental rights will be terminated within the next 30 days and that his foster parents will keep him until we get certified. I know that I might be getting ahead of myself, but I like the hope that goes along with. I haven’t felt it in such a long time. I am in Chicago right now, but when I get back we will set up a time to meet him (guess I need to come up with an internet name!) Honestly, I can’t wait! Dream mommy says that if he is a right fit for our family our certification will be moved to top priority and we should be able to get into the classes sooner.

I will be in Chicago until Thursday and I feel like my “real” life has stopped because I am here! I can’t wait to get home and get back to working on my house and expanding my family.

Oh, I guess I haven’t mentioned that we bought a house and that it is from the 1920’s and that it hasn’t been updated since then! It has been quite a labor of love. I will post pictures soon.

Oh, and we need to pick a new book to read! And please help me come up with an internet name for my new little guy. I want to call him hope, but it sounds to girly; what do you think?

Also, I have not been ignoring you guys, my parents just have dial up and it takes forever to sign in and leave messages; but I am reading!!!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Book Club Question #3

Clarrisa had a group of friends that she called the "Star Chamber." Do you have a tight knit group of friends, and if so, give a description of each. Obviously you do not have to give real names:)

Another questions anyone can answer!

Also, if you have a question you would like to add post it in the comments section and I will post it!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Second Book Club Question from Baby Blues!

If you were Clarissa, would you go back to the father of your child, the man you married, even if you married him under false pretenses?