Friday, December 26, 2008

Just Beside Myself!!

Okay after all this time, how could I be SURPRISED that we are next??? I guess the answer is because in the process I've become to expect disappointment and this month has been no different. We expect to be next but I've always been a little guarded to say the words "NEXT". After reading several Internet posts today, I'm jumping in full force and am embracing the anticipation of NEXT!

The comment below is word for word from the RQ!

"Two agencies are saying the cut off is the 28th.If agencies are hearing the cut off date, then that could mean referrals aren’t so far away. Perhaps the CCAA is going to work to get two more batches out before they leave for their CNY holiday."

This means referrals could arrive NEXT week! OMG!!! I'm so ready and so not ready!! I tear up every time I just think of finally KNOWING who are daughter is, where she is from, how old she is, and finally will put a face with the spot in my heart that is so in love with her.

So here we are! We are in labor folks and in full stork alert!

Now for the tricky part! Our agency is off for the holidays until January 5th! YIKES! We did receive an email though from our adoption counselor saying that they would notify families of Travel Approval and other things so we are assuming referrals will fall into that category. So will we hear something next week? Will we be parents next week? I'm so excited it's surreal!

You always hear that things come in threes. Here is our list of three this week.

1. On Monday, we finally got our i-800 in the mail! (After 6 months of waiting since the paperwork was mailed in)

2. We met with the Pediatrician on Tuesday to discuss Lexi. Talk about feeling like expectant parents!!!

3. Referral news... even if just rumors at this point.

So Geoff keeps telling me that I have to stop crying. I don't call it crying though. It's just happiness spilling over!

P.S. I will try to post some Christmas details but first have to have some time to FOCUS!! WOW, WOW, WOW !!! We're going to be a Mommy and Daddy really soon!!


Anonymous said...

Wanda, I will need a phone call and an email pic as soon as you are able. Don't forget me!
(((((Wanda, Geoff and Lexi)))))

Also, rememer to practice, "Hey, Stacey!" LOL!

Alyson and Ford said...

I love your phrase... happiness spilling over. It still happens tome when I look at our dear daughter, AA. Tears of joy!!

Hoping to see your referral soon!

Alyzabeth's Mommy
Forever Day 09/16/08

Wanda and Geoff said...

Stacey, I won't forget! I might should make a list of things to do before we get the call so I don't get crazy and forget stuff! I always love weekend but I'm so ready for this one to be OVER! Come on referrals!!

Wanda and Geoff said...

Alyson, I totally understand Alyzabeth is precious! I keep checking your blog and she is just blossoming! When you got your referral I thought she was the most beautiful little girl I'd even seen but she just gets even prettier by the day!

Hopefully she and Lexi can meet some day!


Yvonne said...

OMG I can hardly contain myself for you! I can't wait to hear the news and see her picture - I've been following your story for a long time (don't even know when I started...) The anticipation is palpable....

Susan said...

Wanda and Geoff,
So excited for you! Can't wait to see the picture of your sweet Lexi at long last. I'll be checking back often :)

Susan and Jonathan