The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Feeling Better

....both me and Pea. Yep, I got over myself. I read a report the other day that college students are getting more and more narcissistic (how in the world are you supposed to spell that?!) as time goes by. Big surprise right?! Well, I'm a decade removed from today's college student, but evidently I still think life revolves around me. Self-pity is the kind of evidence you don't need a CSI to analyze--plainly, I was only thinking about myself and my feelings about the matter that day. Uuugh, eventually that flesh is going to stay dead, right? Not that everything I was going through was the flesh, but the pity-party sure was and the flesh certainly muddles up our mother-love. Yuck.

I also got news that Pea is responding to the treatment for her malnourishment. She's eating well and her fever went down. Praise God. It's like chocolate-chunky-ice-cream-for-the-soul to hear that your far-away baby is showing improvement. Yuuuuuummmmy!! :)

(Yes, I succumbed and bought a Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard the other day when I was feeling down, but it took me three whole days to eat it!)

(And, yes, I succumbed to my other addiction--Ebay--and bought Pea two cute little black baby dolls today. And, yes, I might play with them by myself until she gets here!!)


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued