Sunday, January 27, 2008


Sometimes this international adoption process completely overwhelms me.

We received our paperwork from Immigration. It is moving along nicely. As soon as this step is done, we can then compile the documents for our Dossier.

Next step: fingerprints.

We received the paperwork from Immigration to get our fingerprints done. How hard can this be? Well ... pretty hard. We have to go to Jacksonville. Yes, that's right. The Jacksonville as in the five-hour away Jacksonville.

And we can't go on a Saturday or Sunday. We have to go on a Monday through Friday from 8am until 3pm.

This means that JB is going to have to take one of his five remaining "May baby" days off to drive five hours to Jacksonville and five hours back. Everyday we don't get this done is another delay in getting on the waiting list for China.

I know it will all be fine and get done in God's timing, but sometimes it all just seems so overwhelming and so much. I am so thankful for the May baby. I cannot imagine my frustration if it wasn't for the fact that we will have our hands quite full already.


In other news, JB and I had a wonderful evening last night. We watched the movie Equilibrium (I really liked it!), ate some leftovers, and went to bed around 10pm. JB wasn't sure how he would sleep as this was his first attempt to flip-flop his sleep back. He slept badly. He was awake from 1am until 5am. Poor guy.

I, on the other hand, had a different problem. I was awake at 5am since this was 6am Fort Lauderdale time. So I made my way out to get a few hours of work for RLSF done. At 8am I started wondering why I hadn't heard Scrubs yet so I made my way into the bedroom. Scrubs was awake all right and had obviously given up in getting JB to wake up. He instead found something else to pass the time -- tearing up one of our devotional books. I guess he doesn't think Moments for Couples is very important to our family.

We went to church. It's the first Sunday we've been in town together and JB has not been on call in about six weeks. Afterwards, we came home and took Scrubs to "fam camp" a huge field around the block from our house that he can play with his frisbee and chase us. He loves going there.

Speaking of Scrubs: Jodi you are right. The dog HATES his "gentle leader" leash. It's always been bad, but it's gotten much worse. He has started hiding from me when I bring it out. Today he hid in the very back of his kennel, and I had to climb in it to get him out. I have ordered another kind of leash that isn't quite as good as the gentle leader but will hopefully do the trick in walking this leash-pulling dog. Only problem is they were out of stock so I have to wait 6-8 weeks for the thing. Ugh!

We also stopped at Target and Publix. Target for baby hangers to hang up some of the gazillions of clothes we have received (Thanks Funky Monkey and Ray & Gabbi). Publix to get food since we went to have breakfast this morning and had no eggs, no milk, no toast, no oatmeal. What has my dear husband been eating for two weeks?!?

Tonight, more relaxing. JB is on a great rotation for the next months. Yippeeee! Family time. Scrubs also starts a new dog class tomorrow night: agility.

Night everyone!


Anonymous said...

Bay is super-excited you guys are coming to J-ville. I couldn't even finish getting the sentence out before he started asking "When!? When?!"
I know you guys will probably only be there for like an hour, but if you'll be there longer or overnight and you have time you HAVE to give him a call. He'd love to see you two!

AW said...

Wendi, so many of our friends/family have made the mistake of thinking that adoption is easier than pregnancy, because mom doesn't have to go through all the physical/hormonal changes. Of course, they only think that because they haven't had to jump through all the paperwork hoops with rings of fire around them! LOL! If they knew, I think they'd change their minds very quickly...

katie said...

I just watched the movie Equilibrium too and thought it was good also. I thought it was just because I have a thing for Christian Bale. Glad to know others liked it too. FYI - just saw The Machinist -also a Bale movie, wouldn't recommend it to you. Too much gore.
Glad to see you made it home safely by the way!