Saturday, April 29, 2006

We're in LOVE.....

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away"~

Here's our sweet precious girl....

We are so in love with her already. I love those LIPS!!! And it looks like there's a bit of curl in her it possible?

The events of yesterday will forever be ingrained in my mind and in my heart. Who knew that a simple phone call from a woman, who, for all she knew, was just calling yet another family to give them word of their baby half way across this world, would change 2 peoples' lives forever. In that one moment, I had no words, and my heart had never felt so full. (And crocodile tears is a definite understatement!!) This is the exact feeling I've been dreaming of for the past 7 years and finally, finally, she's here and this mommy couldn't be any more proud. I pray she's happy, safe and loved until we can finally meet and then, life as we all know it, will never be the same.

Friday, April 28, 2006


We are pleased to announce the highly anticipated arrival of:

Wan Jin Ji

Birthdate: July 26, 2005
From: Wanzai Social Welfare Institute, Jiangxi Province
Weight: 6kg (13.2 lbs)

Picture to follow, when I can get it scanned. Just know, she's the most beautful little munchkin I've ever laid my eyes on.

Can you spell C.R.A.Z.Y. ??????

Okay, so I've now spoken with the lady at Children's Services 3 times since yesterday. (I just got off the phone with her). God bless her for being so understanding of my current state of CRAZY!! She said that nothing has arrived at her office yet this morning but packages arrive all throughout the day until about 3:30pm so I guess I wait some more. I have a hunch that I won't hear anything until Monday.....I honestly don't know how I'm going to make it through the weekend, so let's all hope and pray that our referral is in a truck somewhere today to be delivered early this afternoon. Everytime that phone rings, my heart goes flying out of my chest. I'm checking out other blogs and reading of all the referrals coming in and the babies are all so adorable (of course) and can't wait to get my hands on mine.

Relax......breath in, breath out.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Stork cleared for take off.....up, up, and away!

We just received 'official' confirmation from our agency this afternoon via email and this is what it says:

"Well the time has come we can confirm the CCAA has matched files up to and including June 6, 2005. We are expecting your referrals to arrive late this week to early next week. Please remember we will require a minimum of 6 hours to review copy and scan the referral before we can call families. We try and call families as soon as we can, so please rest assured we are working hard to get them done. If you have any updated email addresses or phone numbers, please send them to me via email.
KM will be answering all of your questions regarding travel. We do not yet have a tentative travel date, we will have to wait and see when they arrive. We will provide you with more information regarding meetings and travel when we contact you with the referral information. I am looking forward to giving you some great news!"

Other American agencies have even told their families that referrals were mailed from the CCAA on Tuesday (China is 12 hours ahead of us) so hopefully we'll see something by the end of the week. I spoke to AB Children's Services today (since we don't live in Ontario, our own provincial ministry must handle the referral) and she said that once they have the referral in their hands and reviews it quickly, she will scan and email Jenna's picture to us. Then they will fax a copy to Children's Bridge where it will get translated and sent back to Children's Services. We will then go and pick up the referral at their offices downtown. She says that if they receive it in the next couple of days, we could see our daughter's face by FRIDAY!!!! I can't believe this is finally happening! Thank goodness I had alot to do today to keep me pre-occupied otherwise, I don't know how I would have managed today.

Thanks to all my peeps who have been hearing me say "maybe next month" a million times when asked when, when when. It's a hard process for non-adopters to understand, I barely did myself. Our journey to a family started sooooo many years ago and to think that in only a few more days, I'll be able to see our 'new edition' with my very own eyes, even if I won't be able to see through the buckets of crocodile tears streaming down my face. To all those who have missed the cut off, by however many days, my heart goes out to you. I know how you feel, I've been there and it blows chunks, but hang's coming.


I've been saving this picture for months and months and months hoping for the day I get to actually use it on my blog. It's OFFICIAL...not a rumor, but OFFICIAL. Here is what the CCAA website said this morning:

I knew we were next but after all we've been through the last couple of months, I still had my reservations. But, finally, finally, this is starting to become real to me. I've had a bad week so this is the best news I could have possibly been given first thing this morning. I woke up to check my email and I received an email from one of my travel mates and all it had to say in the subject was "Congratulations Group 232" and I just about fell over!!! (Thanks KG!!). I was reading blogs late last night because I couldn't sleep and I wanted to scour the rumor mill, and there was still no update on the CCAA website either....but lo and behold, here it is!!!! I'm so excited I could pee my pants!!! Hopefully we'll get a call from AB Children's Services today to let us know when to expect the 'Golden Package' and believe you me, I ain't leaving this house for no one!

So keep checking back......I will soon be able to introduce our "Sweet Baby Jenna" to all my faithful followers!!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

God I wish that dang phone would ring already!!! I'm soooooo done waiting. Bring it ON baby, I'm sooooooo READY!!!

Happy Easter!

Hee, hee, hee. I crack me up!

Friday, April 07, 2006

The almighty Crystal Ball....

So I went on this goofy astology prediction website (don't ask) and I ran into this site where you can ask the crystal ball a question and it will give you an answer. Well I asked "Will I get my referral next?" and the moronic answer I got was:

The answer is obvious.

WTF!!! Obvious as in "Of course you'll get your referral next, you are the next day!" or Obvious as in "Obviously you're an idiot to believe that you're actually going to be next!" The reason I ask this questions is because the latest and greatest rumour that's floating around in China Adoption land is that the next set of referrals will only cover part of May 31st. HOW CAN THAT BE! Someone is definitely playing with my damn mind! The running joke after the last set of referrals was that the only way we wouldn't be next is if the CCAA decides to match half days only. And we thought that was hilarious. OH MY GOD!!!! This just can't be true. Who comes up with this! For the sake of my sanity, I'm going to keep believing that the rumour was started by some nerdy snot nosed whiz kid somewhere who sits behind his computer, eating Cheetos and M&M's, surfing China Adoption related blogs and gets his thrill on seeing what effects a rumour like that has on soon-to-be-parents who are already on the verge of a nervous breakdown caused by this slowdown. Now there's a vision huh?

Nothing really new to report from CB Weekly Update. The only thing they did say, aside from appreciating our anxiety towards this whole waiting situation, was that now the wait time from LogIn to referral will be increasing to 12-13 months. I guess after Jenna comes, we won't be applying to China again for our second....unless things change drastically. I don't know if I can handle going through all this again. I just turned 33 on Tuesday and I already feel like an old lady!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Bye Bye Music...

So I decided to do without the music afterall. I've been to other blogs and found it a bit distracting when I was reading posts so I decided to do away with it. And ever since I put music on my blog, my computer security kept blocking pop-ups. So there you have it....bye bye music!