Friday, July 24, 2009

Pins and Needles

Since figuring out we are next NEXT and should be receiving our referral at the end of September, I've been on Pins and Needles. All day long I've got packing lists and to do lists and what not dancing through my head. Every morning I must check the blogs of those in China now and it makes me giddy with excitement.
 
This is not good. This is going to make the next 2 months DRAG by.
 
The good news is that this months referrals had a lot of very young babies. The youngest referral I've ever seen was this month and it was for a 5 1/2 month old. I would LOVE to get a young young baby. I'm not counting on it, and I won't be disappointed if we don't, but it sure would be nice to have more of our daughter's babyhood, and that means less time for her without a mom and a dad.
 
So, there is a chance that all those 12 month old clothes I bought will not go to waste after all... we might be using them next spring if we get a young baby! Chinese babies are typically smaller anyway. It would not be uncommon for a 12 month old child to wear 6-9 month old clothing. But of course, with all the different ethnic minorities in China, this is not a hard and fast rule.
 
So that's where we are right now. In the final countdown. Less than 2 months to referral. My birthday is in August, right around the time referrals are expected. I have my last triathlon for the season on August 16th. Clemson Football starts on September 5th. If there ever was a time where I wished for time to fly by, this is it.


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2 comments:

Jay and Kelly said...

I understand what you are saying! There were so many young ones in this last batch, my husband hopes that our referral is a younger child..... attachment would be easier. End of summer around the corner and then Tiger football (Mizzou for us) it will be here before we know it!
I will be working on the bedroom this weekend.

3D said...

The unknown is the killer! WHEN? HOW OLD? All that is getting to be a bit much...almost at the end.

Keep smilin!