3.05.2009

Stalking My Phone Has Officially BEGUN!!!

I am officially freakin' out and the actual phone stalking has begun!!! I logged onto our adoption group tonight to find incredible news! Four baby boy referrals went out today! That's three more than they originally anticipated for this week. They had still been in November dossiers (remember they hand out referrals in order of when you sent your dossiers), and I knew girls who had their dossier sent Nov. 14th and 21st. Well, they got their referrals and I was ecstatic. But then, when I clicked on one of the referral announcements, I saw that one of the referrals that went out today was for a family whose dossier was sent DECEMBER 1st!!! I saw that and just started to cry. I can't explain the flood of emotions... excited, anxious, a severe longing to see his little face! Jon was sitting on the other couch, very confused as to why I suddenly started to cry. Then when I said the last referral out was December 1st he totally got it! Holy smokes we are only two days away from that! (That doesn't mean two days away from referral though). So what does this mean? It means we are sooo close! The adoption world can be crazy and unpredictable, so the time between December 1st and December 3rd can be weeks, but it can also be days. So just to be sure, my phone will be by my side every second next week!!!! How on earth am I going to sleep tonight? My stomach is FULL of BUTTERFLIES!!!!

7 comments:

Jim said...

That's great news - cool beans. Or as Johnny O would say; 'clutch.' Happy for you guys and praying for the little guy that will soon be your son.

Leanne said...

Wow!! So exciting!!!

Emily B. said...

congrats! it's getting close... but remember that "close" might still be several weeks away. Don't start losing sleep yet! :)

Megan said...

Rachel, I'm so so excited for you guys to get your referral! And I SO hope it's soon so we can be in the same group!!

Starshine said...

Oh, wow! That's super exciting! Congratulations

Erin and Keith Sager said...

I hope you here your good news soon. I can totally relate with wanting that phone to ring....

Donovan and Julie said...

HI Rachel--isn't all of this so exciting? No, we have not received a referral yet. We did not request a girl for an infant referral, but since we had requested a girl as part of an older sibling group, they decided to refer a girl. I didn't realize this was happening until a few months ago when I called...so many boys were being referred and I was wondering what was going on. We were so happy--felt like it was all chosen for us so we decide to leave it that way. :)