Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tommy's first time ...

Happy Birthday, Judah! I can't believe you're already 4 months old! My how you're growing up so fast! Pretty soon now, you'll be a man. You'll head off to college and start a new chapter in your life, and we'll miss you when you're away. But until then, let's just concentrate on getting you home for the first time! We miss you and love you. -Dad


On a random note, every night I dream about Jude. We have gone on a zillion adventures together. We just have the best times. I've even spent time with him when he is all different ages. I'm very lucky.
A few nights ago, Tommy said I was laughing really hard and saying "oh, people are going to laugh at you and Jude, but do what you want!" Obviously curious, Tommy asked me "Why, are they going to laugh at us?" Waking up, I immediately got irritated and sternly replied, "Don't wake me up!" (By the way, I'm much better tempered than that in my dreams). The next morning, I remembered my dream and told him about the ridiculously mismatched outfit Tommy had dressed Jude in. I feel badly for Tommy because he only has super hero action dreams. I just can't believe they haven't met.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I want it. I need it. The 7 week itch?

When my adorable two year old nephew, Darrigan, has a high interest level in an object (such as a menu) he clearly states the obvious "I want it." If he is met with any resistance he looks you straight in the eye, and with a serious look he says, "I need it."
Well I feel as passionately about a court date as he does the menu. I need it.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Our tribute...

There's this nasty rumor that has circulated which I feel must be addressed. It has something to do with after becoming a parent, the obsession with your furry friends will fade. Well, I thought I'd take my mind off our nonexistent court date to pay tribute to two of the most spoiled pups on earth. The little Whippet is named Scarlett (O'Hara - Gone with the Wind, she's very fast and has a very similar personality...all spunk). The Greyhound goddess is named Annabelle aka Big Baby. She's a southern belle, born in the South, and raced there and in Mexico. At 3 years old, she is taking her retirement VERY seriously. When she cries, I believe it is equivalent to a unicorn dying...for she is the only pure soul (sorry Baloo, after the Animal Control incident you officially lost your title). Therefore, we obviously try to avoid Annabelle crying at all possible costs. I was forced to reprimand our friend Bryan (an animal lover and self proclaimed lurker on this blog) this week when I felt he just wasn't making her feel special enough. No one puts Big Baby in the corner.
We just got home from the dog park and now it's time for their spa treatments...long luxurious spa treatments. Seriously, people act like I won't have the time after our actual baby gets here to spend full days making sure all of their emotional needs are being constantly attended to, those people are just crazy. :P

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Last Saturday, our friends threw us the BEST baby shower! It was just perfect (the mom-to-be could still have wine!). We were just so happy to have our close friends join in all that we have to celebrate! Thank you! We love you!

I realize I am not a slide sharing genius. Therefore, the presentation may not be up to the standards I was eluding to during my last post. But, I'm still shamelessly basking in the glory of what I was able to create. I'm not good, but I did it! Proud, proud, proud!


Where oh where is our court date? Tommy has waited patiently for over 6 weeks (I will not discuss my style of waiting).

Oh, but I do have some great pictures to share from last Saturday (which was one of my very favorite days so far)! I'm going to work to put them together in some presentable way. I'm thinking about one of those extravaganzas. No promises, but I really am considering something THAT spectacular. If I pull this off, I'll be the talk of my household for a good week or two (while I'm talking, that is). Good stuff. Here's to hoping I can pull this off :)

Friday, November 9, 2007


She has helped support me through this process. I started this blog as a way to let family and friends know the latest happenings and as a record of our process. I never thought of it as a way of support for me. A few blogging friends changed that. They are going through the same process and understand some of my feelings like no one else could- that the adoption process is emotionally complex, draining and difficult to express. I have valued Jocelyn's support and encouragement and she has helped me so much. Today, was a very sad day for not only her but all of those around her. Although we've never met, my heart brakes for her. I know she is a special person who will be an incredible mother.

My beautiful friend...

I have the best friends a girl could ever ask for. Seriously. They are just amazing, inspirational people. I am super lucky.

One of my super close friends has a baby girl. She works full time and pumps, pumps, pumps. Her baby is on formula and breast milk because she has just never made quite enough. Actually, her cutie pie daughter just started eating solids too (sweet potatoes are a hit...carrots an acquired taste). Recently, her milk supply started to decrease more, so now she is pumping with even more fervor. So every hour and a half she pumps. Well, this is no easy task while you're working and she is FANTASTIC at her job (and obviously an absolutely fabulous mother, spouse and friend).
Today, she told me that the reason why she was pumping 8 times a day was also for Judah...because she loves him too. She has some put away for him. I just can't think of a better gift. I know how much time and effort it took and I'm just so touched and feel so grateful to have her in my life. Such a great friend. What a neat connection they will share. I love that Jude has her as a special person in his life. Very special. I just cry when I think of my beautiful, beautiful friend.