Saturday, September 30, 2006

Here we go again...

Well yesterday we mailed in our application for a baby girl to our agency. I thought we would have to wait 6mos before applying again. But, because the wait will be long 12-18mos the director allowed us to submit our application now. It is exciting to be on the waiting list. It will be atleast 3mos before we can begin work on our dossier. Of course this time it will be pretty easy to put together since I know exactly what we need and I can work on somethings before we are given the go ahead--is that cheating??? I am excited to be working on getting a sister for Minow. We already know that we are going to have her escorted--since only one of us could travel anyway. We will wait and travel in a few(10) years and take both of the kids back to Ethiopia to really see the country.

We are also going to continue to get pregnant ourselves. We will start fertility treatments again in April, once I have lost the last 50lbs that I want to lose--this will help with my PCOS and should increase our chances of getting pregnant. I don't anticipate this wait being as hard as the wait for Minow, as I have him to keep me busy and I know how hard the wait can be. Plus the feeling of holding Minow for the first time is still very fresh in my mind. So, here we go again...

8 comments:

Anne said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!!!! How wonderful for you, for Minow...we're totally excited for you!

Shana said...

Congratulations and blessings on both of your upcoming journeys. We are also planning on getting serious about trying to get pregnant again, once we get our daughter home from Ethiopia (in January hopefully).

Shana

Anonymous said...

Look at that belly on Mr. Minow! He looks great!

I'm also sending congrats along the way with a kindhearted, loving, friend to friend, "you're nuts!" Good for you!

All love,

K

5KidMom said...

Wow! Super exciting news!!!

Best of luck on the weight loss. Please feel free to share your methods. I am working on this myself.

Jenni said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I bet it will be much easier this time around.

I'm guessing that my sentiment will be the exact opposite at the "home for one month" mark...something akin to "That's it, we're done." But you never know, right?

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

we had our baby... i wrote a couple weeks ago... typing one-handed... we went thru fertility stuff too... i know everyone and her sister has advice... but this is what worked for us!!! maybe you've tried already... if not, google:

fertility robitussin guaifenesin

we'll start our process with aai in a few months to adopt baby boy from ethiopia... minow is beautiful... bless all of you!

jk

Dawn said...

Cool! I have been thinking about #2 but I am still dreading the paperwork plus my husband is not quite on board. Congratulations!

KHS said...

Congratulations on your decisions. As a former English teacher (and dept. chair) and mom of two (one through open, domestic adoption, and one through Chinese adoption), I sense we have a lot in common (we pursued our fertility treatments in between adoption 1 and adoption 2). We are thinking of adding #3 through adoption from Ethiopia, so we are so appreciative of you sharing your journeys online. . . feel free to visit our blog at www.bsinchina.blogspot.com! Karen