Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We are one step closer

to bringing home a new baby girl (or girls or girl and boy). Our dossier is packaged and ready to be sent to AAI today. In reality it will probably be off to Ethiopia by mid June. Our homestudy update is being sent separately by our homestudy agency and that should happen tomorrow or Friday and then we have to wait for our dossier cover document and power of attorney to return from Washington DC. It is scary to be beginning on this journey again. We are asking for infant twins--with one being a girl. We have also made it clear that we will take a single infant girl if that is what is offered to us when our names get to the top of the list.

It is different than before as I now have a son who is awesome and who I love and who I get to devote all of my time and attention to. Then we are adding to it--either one or two. Boy will our worlds change even more drastically than before. Also, I am travelling. We thought about escorting, but I want to travel. I cannot imagine not travelling. I will also be traveling alone at this point--trying to talk, my dad, brother or best friend into traveling with me. My husband will stay home with Minnow. We don't want to leave him alone for a week at the young age of 20-24 months and then come home both of us tired and exhausted with new baby(ies). I am not worried about travelling alone, other than it is a lot of work and if we do end up with twins--I certainly cannot travel home alone. These are all issues that we can tackle at a later date--as we have lots of time for waiting I think. I am hoping that by Christmas we have our referral. I know that might be pushing it, but boy that would be a great way to celebrate.

6 comments:

Jenni said...

Congrats on moving forward. If you do get a referral for twins, be prepared for the biggest change in your life! Becoming a parent when Rhys was born was a huge life change; becoming a parent again when we brought Ben and Desi home has been monumental. And, at times, overwhelming. You most definitely won't want to travel alone!

Good luck, and keep us posted!

sarah said...

YAY!! I'm very happy :)

MP2 said...

Oh, Dawn, I'm so excited for you. I didn't realize that there was the potential for two!!

Stacie said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to see pics of your girl, or girls, or girl & boy! :) It's fun to be so open!
Stacie

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! I hope you get twins. I begged for twins and Bryan said no! Everytime Amelie is being a pain, he's like, "Imagine if we got twins?" Jerk :). I still want them. Overwhelming, yes, but I imagine fun too. Congrats and I'm sending vibes your way for a speedy referral.

Danielle

Karianne said...

We got Bec's referral in Mid December and you are way further in the game than we were at this point. I think that your wish may be granted...