Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Oh Great... a longer wait

Ok, today was a bit annoying. I called my agency today to see if the couple who were going to our region on their first referral trip, along with delivering our dossier, had made it there safe and sound. Yes the couple is in Russia, and yes our dossier made it there, (I can't thank them enough), but the coordinator for or region has quit after receiving another job offer and will be moving asap. I asked how long will it be until there will be a new coordinator to fill the position? I did not get a straight answer right away. However after pressing for more info one of the women at our agency said at least another 2 weeks!!! Great.....WT%* does that really mean? I guess we will wait and see what happens. I am just frustrated because I pushed so hard to get everything done with our dossier in a quick and timely manner hopping that the process would be expedited. (please don't laugh at the implausible idea that anything can be expedited) I want to be officially waiting. I am trying to find my zen happy place, oh well tomorrow is a new day. I need a vacation. Ursula

Friday, January 22, 2010

Swimming in Chocolate

Today has been an interesting and somewhat productive day. This morning I started my day by going to the health club. I walked into the pool to swim laps, as I walked by the main pool the older aqua-aerobics women and their instructor tried to recruit me as one of their own. Now this may not seem to be such a big deal, however the women are eighty years old and I am in my 40's. Much to my horror it suddenly occurred to me how much weight I have gained this past year. I realized that the stress of going through IVF and the prior years turmoils had taken its toll. Chocolate had become my best friend and savior. It is time to get the weight off for myself and my future child. I need to be as healthy as I can be. In the past I have run a couple of Triathlons and while I was not planning on doing a triathlon this year it might be a good goal to help me get the rest of the chub off. 2009 was one of the most challenging years I have ever had. Thank goodness for 2010. On a good note, I did get a hold of the International Adoption Doctors at the University of Minnesota so when we get a referral we will be ready to have the medicals looked over. The woman I talked to was very helpful. The cool thing is that because we live close to the U of M they will do the post adoption appointments for us as well. I wish everyone a great weekend. Ursula

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My arms are high in the air, lets start the rollercoaster ride

Ok, this is my fist post of many to come. This is what we have managed to do regarding our adoption thus far. We signed with our agency, we have completed our home study, and next week our dossier will be hand delivered by another couple going to see their child for the first visit in Russia. I know this process is not for the faint of heart, but we are going for it. Ursula

"Life is so much easier if you ride the horse in the direction it's going"