This stinks. We are waiting to see when our Dossier is DTC. If this is how it is going to be....it's going to be a looooonnnnnng wait. UGH!
Friday, December 1, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 7:31 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 7:20 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
ALL of our papers are done on our end. We overnighted all of our part of the Dossier paperwork. I spoke to our social worker, she was working on getting our homestudy completed. Looks like we are getting close...I can't wait.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 1:56 AM
Friday, October 27, 2006
I was so excited to see those papers. Everything is a go with Immigration. Very, very happy...
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:48 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2006
WOW! That was hard. How do you write a letter and request a child? Ted and I had a difficult time putting it into words. The problem is...Ted writes one way and I write it completely different. We really had to work together to get it done. I am very proud of our letter...I hope they like it.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:38 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I know...I know...don't call them! However, we had not heard anything and since it was mentioned that I might have to go back and take another day off to do fingerprints...I think I should call and find out. The nicest lady answered the phone and said they apperaed to be Ok. Very cool!!!!!!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 9:41 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Since my test results have come back somewhat OK, we decided to schedule our Homestudy. It went great. Stinker Doodle "gave the tour" to our social worker. He even took her outside to show her the playhouse in the back yard. He told her all about the neighborhood and all the kids that live nearby. It was very cute! All went well. We sat and went over all our paperwork and determined what we need to collect. We are very close to having our Dossier ready to go to China!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:22 PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Well, nothing serious. I am not going to die (yet!). I have what you would call a "fatty" liver. I am overweight and it is affecting my liver function. The doctor says I need to exercise more, eat better and lose weight. My Doctor wrote a letter describing my ailment and that it should not hinder my duties as a Mom. It doesn't now!! However, T and I have stopped eating fast food and bought a treadmill since all this liver stuff had started. We will see how we do about getting "healthy". It's the least we can do for our children. Wish us luck!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 7:05 PM
Monday, October 9, 2006
We switched Stinker Doodle to a new pre-school. We felt it was necessary. However, he's been there a few weeks and he has his first case of Strep Throat. Stinker Doodle's teacher called and he had thrown up at school and had a fever. He never complained about his throat hurting. A good lesson for Mommy. My poor baby....
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 5:02 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 4:56 PM
Friday, September 22, 2006
Yes! I have a liver and gall bladder and all that stuff. We will not know results till next week. I have to go back in for more bloodwork, too! I really hate needles....
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 5:55 PM
Thursday, September 7, 2006
We have decided to cancel our Homestudy visit today until we know my health status. We can't continue this adoption until we know for sure. Hopefully, we will be back on track soon. I hate doing this.....
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Talk about throwing a wrench into our plans...had a follow up appointment with my Doctor today. Seems I have some issue with my liver. My liver function results were elevated. He thinks it is nothing to worry about...However, it does not look good on my medical papers. I am so upset! I have to go for an ultra-sound of my liver and stomach area at the end of the month. T's results came back fine. What do we do now????
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:48 PM
Thursday, August 31, 2006
We had our fingerprint appointment for our I-600. What a mess! No wonder people hate going to the office to file papers. We got a letter stating we had a 7:30 appointment (we had a 2 hour drive) and when we got there the office does not open till 8 am. No one came out until 8:15 and stated that they were taking 8 am appointments first. HELLO!!!! When I stated we had a 7:30 appointment...he looked at me like "YEAH...right lady!" Of course, I had my letter and they let us in first. They weren't happy we had Stinker Doodle with us...but, when you have to be up at 4:30 am to make your fingerprint appointments...TOO bad!
Of course, T's prints looked good. Mine, she said I would have to probably come back because of my skin is too dry. I explained I had Psoriasis on my hands and that was the best I could do. I have been moisturizing like a mad woman. Figures something would throw a wrench in our plans..... we will wait and see.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:37 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
My grandmother would have been 94 years old today. I sure do miss her...it's been six years since she left us. She would have been so excited about this baby. Tu Tu loved all things Hawaiian and Asian. You could tell when you walked into her home.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:34 PM
Monday, August 28, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
We have a lot of things going on this week. We both have our medical appointments for our paperwork. I know there will be some bloodwork appointments, too! I hate that part!!!!! We have been requesting copies of birth certificates, our marriage license, income forms, etc. So much paperwork!!!!!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:28 PM
Monday, August 14, 2006
We went and got our passports today. This is my first passport. I hope I get to use it a lot!!!!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:53 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
We went as a family to CVS and got our passport photos taken. We are going to the passport office on Monday. It is very important we do this ASAP. Out of all our pictures, Stinker Doodle's came out the best! T looked mad on his first one...it looked like a mug shot!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:50 PM
Friday, August 11, 2006
Hey you big....I'll be nice today. Love, Stinker Doodle
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:26 PM
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 3:22 PM
Saturday, August 5, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 11:46 PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Today, T and I went back to work. Today was Stinker Doodle's first day at pre-school. I was a little nervous...but he did GREAT!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 8:43 PM
Friday, July 28, 2006
Today was our second couple interview with our agency. It went well. Stinker Doodle had his 4 year old check-up today. The doctor said he was doing great. Stinker Doodle has grown 2 1/2 inches this past year. He his getting to be soooo BIG!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 9:39 PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 11:32 PM
Monday, July 24, 2006
Today was our first interview with the Adoption Agency. It went very well. I hope...
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 6:28 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 8:21 PM
Monday, July 17, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 9:14 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 11:40 PM
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Thursday, July 6, 2006
We sent our application to the Adoption Agency today. Ted and I looked at each other just before we mailed it. I guess we were just making sure we wanted to do this.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:34 PM
Sunday, July 2, 2006
Today, we decided to adopt a child from China! After 3 years and months of fertility treatments we are done trying. All we want is Stinker Doodle to be a BIG BROTHER!!!!! We have decided to sign with an agency in Sarasota as it comes highly recommended by a colleague. This is a big step for us.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 2:14 AM