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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My first ICLW

Those of you who read my blog and don't know what ICLW is, you can find out more about it by using the dark blue link at the top under my ticker.
This is my first ICLW. I've wanted to do it several times before, but I always seemed to miss the sign up date. I'm pretty excited to see so many people visiting my blog and to read the blogs of others who are going through some of the same kinds of things that I am. So, I'm going to get to the run down.
  • Begin TTC Summer 2003.
  • Surgery to remove ovarian cysts November 2003. Dr. discovers unicornuate uterus.
  • Shortly after surgery I am officially dx with UU, PCOS, & incompetent cervix by a RE.
  • We discuss our options and decide not to have treatments & hubby isn't ready for adoption. After a year of TTC I am already done. Begin to come to terms with being a family of two. 2004
  • Feb. 2006 private adoption attempt. I wasn't ready.
  • Oct. 2007 private adoption attempt - failed. It was a girl, but finally we were both ready.
  • Jan. 2008 begin looking into agencies.
  • Feb. 2008 we met with our chosen agency.
  • Aug. 2008 we are homestudy approved & waiting!
  • We have several possible situations. We decide to be open to all races.
  • Aug. 2009 One year waiting and I have a small breakdown. Really couldn't believe that it was taking so long.
  • March 2010 A birthmom picks our profile, but chooses another couple. In the end she decided to parent anyway.
  • July 2010 We are #4 on the list. We've been waiting 23 months. I'm dreading our 2 year anniversary next month.

If you want to read more about my journey you can visit my old blog and my adoption blog (only about adoption) .

A few things about me:

  • I'll soon be 29.
  • Be married for 10 years in November.
  • I like to read, bake, clean, and blog.
  • My favorite color is orange.
  • I'm a born again christian, stay at home wife, and a maker of lists.

Please, Come visit me again or "Follow" me!

12 comments:

kate said...

Hi. I found your blog from ICLW. I LOVE your blog title! Hopeful and inspiring. :) My hubby and I just joined the great adoption journey and are nearly done with our home study. Wishing you lots of luck and praying you find your baby soon!

kate said...

I didn't realize it was you who left a comment on my blog! Thank you so much for your kind words. :)

Grace said...

happy iclw!
praying your match for a little one comes soon!!! :)

Di said...

Here for ICLW! I'm a list maker too and I wish I was a stay at home wife! Hope the adoption comes through soon for you!

Lora said...

Visiting from ICLW and I am officially following your blog. I can't wait for the day that I read your adoption is complete, whenever that may be (hoping its soon!!)

Krissi said...

Hi and welcome to ICLW! Good luck with the adoption. I just added your link and I'm your newest follower! (ICLW #45 & 46)

jensays said...

thank you for stopping by my blog. happy ICLW to you.

www.whatwouldjendo.com

cowgirltn said...

I pray your adoption road ahead is filled with sunshine and little voices of laughter.

ICLW

Ashlee G. said...

cute blog! i love the polka dots!

iclw #50

Miss Ruby said...

Hope you're enjoying your first ICLW! We've been married for 10 years this November too!!

I'm hoping you get your dream of motherhood fulfilled sooner rather than later.

ICLW
#41
http://www.themissruby.blogspot.com/
~ttc for 11 years
~8 miscarriages
~still chasing that elusive viable bubba

AmandaMqn said...

Love your blog title! Wishing you lots of luck with your adoption journey.

~Happy ICLW!

Patience said...

Here from ICLW.

I am sorry to hear that your adoption journey has taken so long. What a long road you've been on. I hope your forever child is with you very soon.

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