Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Like a ton of bricks!

On Monday my friend Tiffany received her travel approval and I called to congratulate her. As usual with the time zone difference and the fact that Eammon and I tend to go to bed probably about the time she gets in after work and dinner, our game of phone tag continued. Well last night she called early enough that I was not yet in bed and before her dinner plans so we actually got to chat. I found out that not only has she received her travel approval (TA) but also has her consulate appointment and her travel dates!! We also talked about how referrals come out shortly after TAs and she told me that there's a rumor that referrals will be out either the end of this week or early next!! I was so happy talking with her and so excited too because if the rumors are true, Eammon and I will be looking at a picture of Baby S in less than a week!!!!!

When we missed the last cut off by one stinking day, I thought that I'd be upset or really antsy this month but I've been surprisingly calm. I've started making our packing list and have been shopping for travel meds and necessities but not really even thinking about referrals other than in passing. But when I got into bed and tried to sleep last night, it hit me that in probably less than seven days I'd be a Mom! All I could do is lay in bed smiling and giggling. Wow, its been 619 days since we officially started this adoption process, is our time really that close and could this be real?

Today when I logged on to my email, I had about two dozen messages from people telling me of this new rumor and getting excited for us. This is so fun and I love how many people have joined us in our journey to Baby S and are sharing this up and down roller coaster experience with us.

Now as a teaser. A while back I ordered letters to hang in the nursery spelling out Baby S's name. I'd love to show you all of the beautiful letters, but alas that won't happen until we get our referral. So for your enjoyment, here's the first letter of her name beautifully hand painted (not by me!) and ready to be hung. Maybe today after I finish the last bit of necessity shopping I'll actually pull out the ladder and get her name up on the wall!

Holy moly, we're next and it's happening soon!!

40 comments:

  1. How exciting. There is no feeling in the world like the one you will feel when seeing Baby S for the first time. I cannot wait to find out all about her. And, I love the M.

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  2. You are probably so calm because finally you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The M is so cute - I am assuming this is the first initial? Hmmm, Maya, Maria, Molly, Margaret, Mia, Mackenzie, Madison, Morgan...am I getting warm?

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  3. I'm SO excited to see "M" this month!!! It was great talking to you!!!!

    Tiffany

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  4. Wow I wonder what Baby M stands for?

    Cute letter!

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  5. What gorgeous letters! I've never seen any as beautiful as those! Hmmmm... M....
    I'm tingling with anticipation! Bring on the babies!

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  6. What a beautiful letter - I can't to see all of them together....and we only have a few more days to wait!! Bring on those referrals!! :)

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  7. Ooooh!! Love the letter! Baby M?!! Madeline, Melanie, Maggie, Mischa, Melissa, Maizie, Maura/Moira (My choice for my next child! Haha!), Michaela?
    Oh, whatever her gorgeous name will be, she is going to be soooo loved!! Love how you're so calm...will that last through the weekend?! I'll be on pins and needles for you!

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  8. ohhh, I was going to guess Maggie too, Meg (okay, I'm partial!), Molly, Mimi, Mary, Millie, Malia, Melissa......Michelina?.....okay- I'll wait. but I'm soooooooo excited for you!!!!!
    meg

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  9. Okay I would try and guess but I cant right now cos I am all teary eyed at the fact that you are next. It will happen to you too once you become a mummy....the tears come out of nowhere its PATHETIC.
    SO exctied for you....see I cant even spell right now!

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  10. Madeline....I'm putting my bet on Madeline. We'll know soon enough if I better stay out of the casinos ;0)

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  11. Anonymous7:56 PM

    How exciting! Theres lots of guesses to the M name, hmmmm Maisie,McKenna, Meily, I'm sure what ever you picked its adorable. Wow.... your baby's face will soon be seen!

    Kimberly Evans

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  12. I love the "M"!
    It's beautiful. Can hardly wait to see the rest :-)

    Debbie

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  13. Yay! Yay! Yay! I can't wait for you guys!

    Keep the Zen going, mama!

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  14. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Maggie!

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  15. I can't wait to hear baby S's name as well as see her picture!

    Where did you find the letters?

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  16. Baby M?....Monica is always a good name! :)

    Can't wait to see her beautiful little face! Hopefully referrals will be in the mail by the end of this week.

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  17. Yeah! So excited for you Lisa! It won't be long now!

    Hmmm...Mary, Mable, Michelle, Madeline, Mmmmmm...don't know! :o)

    Looking forward to celebrating your referral with you!

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  18. May, Madaline, mallory, mackenzie
    I love the letter is it scrappbooked on with hodge podge?
    *HUGABUGS*

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  19. I can't wait until you get the news. You are SOOOO close. So, hmm, can we place bets on the name?

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  20. Oh my, I cannot wait to find out her name. And although I can understand why you might not want to share her referral picture, I hope that you do! This is the most exciting month to date...my friends Cheryl and Bruce are getting their referral this month as well!

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  21. What a pretty letter! The name suspense is mounting!

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  22. That letter is just beautiful!! I can't wait to see them all together. M is also for an early Mazel Tov!

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  23. How thrilling! You are days away from seeing your little baby for the first time... Thank you for sharing your journey with the rest of us. Hope time flies by these next days!!!!

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  24. Oh my gosh I am so excited for you I could pop! This is it - you are going to be getting that call and holding that picture (and then telling us all about it). Yeah!!!

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  25. I'm not calm! I'm going crazy!!

    This is finally going to happen! How great to possibly travel at the same time as you?! =)

    That "M" is beautiful! Hmmm, there are so many gorgeous names that begin with M.....what could it be...?

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  26. OK.. everyone has pretty much guessed at every name that starts with M. All I can say is "M" is a great letter! Our little one will be name Madison (Maddy). Go "M".
    I'll be looking forward to coming home from vacation next week and checking this blog to see if you have your referal.

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  27. Hang on tight. This is where the wait finally gets rolling...and fast! Come on baby M

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  28. I can't wait to hear about your baby M next week!

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  29. I am so glad that you posted this - I didn't know. And, great attitude, girl. You are NEXT-O!

    Right on!

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  30. Mia, that's my guess. Alright, if you won't tell us the name, will you at least tell us where you got the beautiful letters??? Please Please Please

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  31. I have to say that the feeling of anticipation right before the referral is one of the best feelings in the world! I am so happy for you, it's like I am feeling it all over again myself

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  32. Is it Molly?? I love that name....

    OMG........I cannot believe like in a few days you will be posting about your BABY!!!!!!!!!! This is sooo exciting.

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  33. I'm very excited for you and Baby S! I hope referrals arrive soon, soon, soon!

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  34. We are excited along with you!!! M...hmm? Can't wait to find out her name!

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  35. My vote is for Michelle! The letters are beautiful - We too have decided not to share our baby's name until she arrives (still a LONG way away yet!). Looking forward to hearing about your referral.

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  36. Lisa,

    Where did you get those adorable letters? I love it!

    I'm having a hard time holding in Baby S's name. I'm surprised you haven't given in and told everyone yet.

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  37. I am not sure what the "M" stands for but one thing is for sure.... "M" stands for how "Marvelous" it feels to be next!!

    Can't wait to see your precious baby!

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  38. How exciting. Crossing my fingers that by this time next week, we'll all know the identity of Baby S. And you'll be in full rush for your visas.

    Enjoy your weekend and try to relax.

    ((((Hugs))))

    Shelley

    Marissa? Millicent? Melia? Marlia? Makena?

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  39. How VERY exciting.....even for us that are still a decade away! I can't wait for you to finally see Miss baby M!

    Hurry it up CCAA, maybe you'll get your referral on "M"onday!!!

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  40. I love these letters!

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