Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1111 days!

Tomorrow will be 1111 days since we signed our provincial papers to adopt a child. The other day, just for fun, I decided to see how many days it had been since we first really started this process and it was 1108 days. I am big on matching numbers so I thought that it was pretty cool that we had almost reached 1111 days. I hoping that this is a sign that maybe we will receive our referral tomorrow. I know most likely that this won't happen, but wouldn't it be cool if it did? I also added a few pictures from over Christmas and I added a picture of the first little boy outfit that a bought a few weeks ago.

Sid and I on Christmas morning at mom and dad's house.

The running girls and guy on Christmas Eve morning at the YMCA just after our run.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wow, 20 months!

Where has the time gone! I can't believe that we are now 20 months since ICAB approval. I don't expect to hear anything within the next month but I'm hopeful to hear by March or Easter at the latest. Of course you never really know when the call will come but I really hope that it's not too far off. There have not been any referrals in 2010, that I am aware of anyways. I'm not sure how long it will take before some start showing up. Either way I'm pretty sure that by the end of the year our child will be home.

Today I made homemade bread for the first time. I'm actually not baking the bread but instead I'm going to fry the dough up in the pan. We call them toutons. I'm not sure if they have them anywhere else besides here in Newfoundland. We have a potluck brunch tomorrow morning so that is what I'm making. They're really good with molasses or maple syrup on top.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

So much to learn!

We had a great New Year's Eve home with Sid watching the hockey game. We have to stay home with Sid as he is frightened to death of the fireworks and totally freaks out. This year he ended up hiding underneath the bed all night and I thought for sure he would have a heart attack!

This week at work is our education week where there are sessions on a variety of topics related to our work. Today was a half day session on feeding called mealtime misery. This is not an area I work in, but I decided to attend as I've heard some stories about feeding difficulties when adopted children come home. It was definitely a worthwhile session and I learned tons. Hopefully, I won't need to use the info I learned but it was interesting none the less. I really should get reading some of the adoption books that I bought but I'm in no rush as we haven't even received a referral yet. I'm sure that they will be lots of time to read at that point. Last weekend I saw the cutest little boy's outfit at Costco and I broke down and bought it. It's size 18 months so I hope that it will fit our little boy, that is if we are even referred a little boy.

When I get a chance, I'll have to post a few of our Christmas pictures. Of course, they're not too intesting but Sid is awfully cute!