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September 24, 2008

I remember not too long ago thinking to myself …. “I will be happy when all this paper chasing is over and we have our information submitted to Colombia”…I think that may be a direct quote from a previous entry.  Well now that that time is here, I am feeling a bit lost or shall I say stumped.  I have been hasseling people for the past 4 months like an annoying ex-boyfriend, and now–NOTHING.  NUH-THING!  I have no one to hassle.  If I do hassle people, it is for answers that they do not have, which is why I try to refrain.  Don’t get me wrong, I know that I can do this or do that relating to adoption, but I don’t let myself get too excited about the proposition of having a child since it is very early in the process and things are always subject to change.  I am not feeling down or anything, life is gooood, but I guess I didn’t realize how much time I spent harassing people about our adoption and now am wondering what I will do with myself.  I have tried to read adoption books, they scared me so much I had a pseudo panic attack and thought that in this situation, maybe ignorance is bliss-at least for now.  Luckily my travel is heavy in my job for the next month, hopefully by that time we will at least know something.  I think once I know something, I will be able to move on–I am sure that will show up in a post a few months from now, eating my words.  By that time it will be November and I will be consumed with the holidays as I am a holiday FREAK!  So that gets to January when we will enroll in Spanish classes.  After that, I am hoping I will have developed something else to do.  Tis the life of an adoptive parent…….. 🙂

4 Comments leave one →
  1. millerrath permalink
    September 24, 2008 9:05 pm

    Jess and I are actually planning a trip to Babies R Us next week to help pass the time. We’re not buying anything, just familiarizing ourselves with all the….STUFF.

  2. Princess Consuela B.H. permalink
    September 24, 2008 9:34 pm

    I’m so excited for you! I’m glad that things are working out smoothly.

  3. September 24, 2008 9:59 pm

    I gotta tell you… THIS is quite possibly the worst part about adoption. Getting everything done and then twiddling your thumbs until someone deigns to call you and give you an update. It IS so hard, working, working, working every day, obsessing over paperwork and then, all of a sudden, it’s over. And you have nothing to do. Believe me, I completely 100% empathize. (If you don’t believe me, check the archives of my blog). And unfortunately, it gets worse before it gets better. Feel free to email me for commiserating and sympathy ANY time!
    But the best thing to do is make a big ol’ list of Things to Get Done Before Baby and just start chipping away at it. And be sure to build in lots and lots of couple-time. Because before you know it, that vanishes 🙂
    Sorry to blather on…

  4. September 25, 2008 7:22 am

    I agree with the fricks. It was the hardest part for me was when it was out of my hands. At least working on the dossier I had control, I had a spreadsheet and could check the boxes off.

    If you have any major projects around the house…now is a good time to get them done. We redid our master bath and closet.

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