Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nothing yet...

Well, we have not received the call yet. No pictures, no nothing. UGGGHHHHHH! I've waited 18+ months, so what's a few more days, right? NOT!!!! I want to see my baby's face! If we don't hear anything tomorrow, then it will be next week before we know anything. As soon as they contact us and we get pics, I'll post them, I PROMISE! This baby has no idea how many people are waiting to meet her. How funny!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It Looks Like they made it to Nov 7th!

Well, it is with very mixed emotions that I post this today. It looks like the cut-off for referrals this month is Nov. 7th, which means WE MADE IT IN THIS TIME!!!!!!!!! Oh my God!!!!!! However, it is with a heavy and sad heart that I don't think our friends, the Hartnett's will be included. We wanted to travel with them so badly, but that is not God's plan, I'm afraid. I wish it could be different, but it's not, and I know there's a reason. We may not understand it today, but will understand it someday. There's a reason. I've dreamed of this time for so many long months, that I can't hardly believe it has arrived. We actually made it in this month. We should see Karsynn's face very, very soon. As soon as I can, I'll post pictures...that is if I can remember how to even turn the computer on after seeing that sweet face. Keep praying!!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Could this really be the week?

Well, it is officially Tuesday morning in China. I can hardly believe that this may be the week that we finally put a face with a name that we've been dreaming of for so many months. I can hardly wrap my mind around the thought of receiving "the call" saying that we have a daughter. This journey has been so long, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. There are so many things we've missed out on that pregnant parents go through, but there are also so many things that we've experienced that others will never know the feeling of. I can't say whether one or the other experience is better...just different. I don't anticipate hearing anything form AHH until at least Friday, but it could very well be next Monday or Tuesday, too. Hopefully, Rumor Queen, an adoptive families website lifeline, will begin to hear some rumors from other countries this week. She rates her rumors from R1 (not very reliable) to an R5 (very reliable source and rumor). So, we're right now at an R3 that this will be a larger batch of referrals than we've seen in months past. YEAH!!! Our prayers may actually be answered this week or next. We'll keep you posted! Keep praying!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Troy and I

Troy and I at the baby shower at my school. This is the first picture that I can actually tell I've lost 35 lbs. YEAH!!!! My 3-4 miles a day is finally paying off.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Our 2nd Baby Shower!

Well, we had our 2nd baby shower today at Mt. Sterling Elementary, and I cannot believe how generous everyone was. They have already begun to spoil Karsynn rotten. The cake was beautiful! My friends who threw the shower for me went with a Lucky Ladybug theme. My heart melted when I saw the beautiful decorations. Enjoy the pictures. I have the best friends a person could ever ask for. I'm not sure how I would have handled this 18 month wait had it not been for them. They will NEVER know what they mean to Troy and I.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Our 1st Baby Shower at CMS!!!!!

It was so nice to be the "mommy to be!!!!" Everyone at Troy's school was so very generous. We had the best time, and we received so many things that we didn't already have.

15 Days and counting down!!

My heart can't handle much more of this wait! 15 days until we see our daughter's face, or at least we hope!!!!! Rumor has it that they may make it as far as Nov. 16th. OH MY!! That would be a welcomed surprise!!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

19 Days to Go...

Only 19 days until the end of May, so we are that much closer to seeing Karsynn's face for the first time. The first rumors are out on the Rumor Queen website, and the earliest rumors lead us to believe that CCAA may do more referrals this month than they've done in the past several. This rumor cannot be substantiated, but someone states that they will get to Nov. 15 or 16???? Could this really be? I would be absolutely thrilled, for our good friends, Steve and Alese would be traveling with John and Nila and Troy and I. I just know that things will work out. Until next time...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

We're next...I just feel it!

Where in China is Karsynn H.?

Ok, so today we received an email from a couple different people at our agency, and they really think we'll be in this next batch, at the end of May. So, here are my predictions, and I hope this is the last time I have to make predictions:

May 30-June (first week)-Referrals will be issued for Nov. 2nd-Nov. 12 LID's ***Nov. 4th!!!***

Travel usually occurs somewhere between 5-8 weeks after receiving referral, so, with that being said:

Travel to China: Last week of July or first week of August (hopefully July!!!!!)

I cannot believe that we're so close. This is going to be the longest month of my life. I'm already crossing off days on the calendar. Keep sending up prayers!!! There are so many families waiting for their children, so please pray for them, too.