Sunday, February 26, 2006


To steal a term coined by my blogging friend Karen, as of Friday, 2-24, we are DTA (dossier to agency)!! I am extremely relieved to be done with this part of the process. Now we just wait for agency (CCAI) to review, translate, bind, send to China and give us our DTC (Dossier to China) date, which really means nothing, and then we wait for our dossier to be logged in (our LID date). The LID is the official start of the waiting period. I really hope our dossier is logged in by the end of March. Our anniversary is on the 25th and this would be a wonderful present!

We got new carpet this past week. It is wonderful! It feels so soft to my feet (and I know little knees will appreciate it). I will probably be spending the next 2 weeks trying to get my house back in order, but it is a small price to pay for new carpet!! :)

Training for the marathon is still going great. This Saturday I did 6 miles, my longest to date. I will never win any speed contests, but it is so gratifying to be able to complete these distances that I've set my mind to!

Well, I've been saying that I would post pics of the nursery to be. I still have a lot to do. Officially I plan to put a twin bed, the crib, a chest of drawers (that was mine when I was a baby) and a glider in the room. I haven't started on the furniture, because I have PLENTY of waiting time to do that, but I have painted, hung curtains, and bought some accessories.

Here is a glimpse of the room....

I love Classic Pooh and friends. I just love that Pooh has many friends but only one Piglet. That's how I feel about our daughter. Yes, there are thousands of abandoned babies, but only one will be OUR daughter.

The fabric shown is the Ralph Lauren pattern "Allison"- This is what I will be using on the twin bed. The sheets will be a pink check and this is the comforter. I will probably use coordinating material for the crib bedding, which I will probably end up making.

The picture below is of my mom's rescued beagle surprise named Tabitha. I imagine she is thinking, "How dare they dress me up like a doll. The indignity of it!!"


Lindsey said...

Yay! Great news being DTA (thats got a nice ring to it). YOur dog is adorable btw! Congrats!

Karen and Jon said...

Yeah!!! DTA!!!! That is excellent. You are as good as DTC. We are going to end up with very close LIDs I'm sure of it. The nursery is coming along great. We haven't even started that - just a few ideas swirling around in my head.

Stephanie said...

Great news for you. My husband and I are in the process of adopting from China also and are right behind you guys (just had our fingerprinting done this morning).
Best of luck.

Miss Cellania said...

Congratulations on a big milestone! Now the trick is to fill those next months up with all the things you can't do after kids arrive (remodeling, shopping, romantic getaways, extreme sports, etc). When I sent my dossier in (1997), there was no term for DTA or LID. There may have been DTC, but we were unaware of it.

Valeri said...

I love the beagle picture. I'm the proud Mommy of a 6 year old beagle myself.