Monday, May 24, 2010

Okay... I'm getting nervous...

Now that we've had a couple of days to let it sink in that we actually have a son waiting for us half way around the world, I'm starting to get a little bit nervous. I decided to look at the timelines for other people that have received referrals recently. 

Um. Yeah. Total shocker.

I've seen quite a few people that are on track to travel within 4 months of receiving their referrals. I know that things can greatly vary from state to state, agency to agency, and even family to family since the US Government hasn't had the greatest reputation for being 'consistent' when processing adoption stuff. But 4 months?! That's WAY faster than what I anticipated. (I know for sure that some of these people are using the same agency as us and live in CA - that's why I'm thinking things could be similar for us)  I'm still in the mindset that Charlie needs a full 6 months to gain weight - so losing 2 months could mean losing 3 lbs! (I know, I'm being totally silly, but again, I just wasn't mentally prepared for anything less than 6 months.) Regardless of when we travel, I'll just 'deal' with it. But I'd be lying if I said my heart wasn't beating much faster since I've been stalking timelines.

Anyway, I guess this should be a huge motivation to get started on my 'To Do' list. Which pretty much involves every room in my house. So Charlie - I need you to start hitting that weight gain like a sumo wrestler, and I'll get busy de-cluttering your room!


Anonymous said...

Your feelings are normal! This whole adoption journey is full of emotions and this one, you go thru quite a lot. You will be fine, things will get checked off on your To Do List and Charlie will be getting healthier and healthier! Hang in there!

Little Lesiw said...

Oh Kim - it's so nice to hear a 'voice of reason'. THANKS!!!!

Kimberly and Ed said...

Kim is right - Your feelings are normal! We have had weight gain issues with Kyle, so if you ever need to talk, please email or call me (I will send you my phone #).

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