November 27, 2008


It's interesting to be in the midst of the holidays. It makes you think a lot about tradition and family. It's a fun time for us to think about what new traditions we might like to start with our family. I look forward to the day when we have a house and our children and we're able to cook Thanksgiving for our whole family. Right now we're still relegated to bringing the wine. I'm sure my mom is looking forward to the day when she can wake up on Thanksgiving and not have to cook for 15 people too.

Despite the fact that our bambino has not yet joined our family, I'm grateful that we're on this journey.

November 14, 2008

National Adoption Day

Joel and I are celebrating our 6th Anniversary on Saturday, November 15. Thanks to a day off and lots of time with the morning news this morning, it's been brought to my attention that our anniversary also falls on National Adoption Day. How fun is that!
We're off to the mountains for the weekend to celebrate and I'm feeling just fine that we're only packing up the dog, espresso maker and our favorite bottle of Argyle champagne (a favorite from our honeymoon).

Each week waiting for bambino is so different. This week I'm a more patient soon-to-be mom.

November 8, 2008

Still at 20

This last month our wait for bambino has been interesting. Sometimes I feel fine with waiting and I'm just enjoying the freedom of staying out late, going out to eat and living life. However, this month the wait has begun to wear on me a little bit more.

Our nursery room seems like a permanent fixture in our house that is never going to see any life. It's only been 6 months but I think I'm becoming a little bit antsy. Patience isn't my greatest quality.

This month I checked in with our caseworker and we're still #20. No movement. It sounds like such a strange thing to say since we are talking about babies being born. How many babies do I expect to make an entrance in a month?

So, I'm going to continue to try to patiently wait. I was secretly hoping to have a baby by the holidays but this spring or summer wouldn't be so bad either. I wouldn't mind being able to take walks and get out of the house a little bit more.