Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Drumroll please.....

The rumors are out, and my gut instincts are correct.... we will not receive our referral this month, but we are on for September. It's finally official, we are NEXT.  The rumors say that referrals are in the air as we speak and the cut off is for families logged in on March 24th. In 2006, March 24th was a Friday. There are a few families logged in on March 26th which was a Sunday- it seems odd to have a log in on a Sunday, so my guess is that these families were actually logged in on the 27th but somehow their date was miscommunicated. Regardless, by all intents and purposes, the 27th (which is our log in date) is the VERY NEXT date to be referred. This means there are no ifs, ands, or buts... we are definitely in for September.
Referrals in July came on the 21s/22nd. Referrals for August are expected on the 19th/20th. So, my best guess is that we will see our referral arrive somewhere between September 18th and September 25th with the most likely days being the 21st or 22nd.
Oh my goodness. That means there are only about 34 days until we will see the face of our baby girl! It is wild for me to think that somewhere in Beijing, our file is sitting on a worker's desk with a bunch of files of other families. And on that same desk are a pile of babies' files. And that worker is deciding which family gets which baby. It most certainly has to be Divinely inspired. 
Thursday is my birthday. I will be 37. How is this possible? I still feel like I'm 24. I never in a million years thought I would be a first time mother at 37. But, somehow this feels right. It also means that I'm younger than the rest of the 37 year olds. Right?

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Kayce said...

Next! Next! Next!! WhooHooo! So exciting Suzanne! I can not wait to say we are next...after next months referrals are out. Yipppieee!

Love how you say you feel like your 24, I feel the same way...I'm far from feeling 37! Hope your birthday is fabulous.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness.... I cannot believe how long it's taken! We will have our Gracie 3 years when you get your referral... sigh. Hang in there... we're hoping and waiting for ya!

Hollis said...

dude, 37 is the new 23. At least that's what I tell myself while crawling around on the floor after G-Man. And I am 2 weeks OLDER THAN YOU!