Thursday, January 13, 2011

So, like...uh...yeah

Internetz, may I say how grateful I am to those of you who so graciously shared your excitement with Irish Boy and I about our decision to pursue adoption?

I know that I've probably lost some followers because of it - but to know that there are still so many of you rooting for us means so much.

That said, now that we are homestudy approved, there's not a whole heck of a lot to talk about! We are definitely in the waiting game and hence the title of this post, there isn't a whole heck of a lot to say!

Admittedly, every time the telephone rings, my heart skips a beat and I say a silent prayer that it's our social worker with news.

So far? No news.

Also? My damn telephone rings. A lot.

But Internetz, I am in a good place. I'm having trouble finding the words for it, but my heart feels, well, content.

I must be in a good place because for the first time in the midst of many (failed) attempts, I am taking care of myself. I am eating well, losing some (much needed) weight (in a safe way - no crash diets here!), sleeping better and dare I say it, feeling optimistic?

This whole "healthy living" routine has proved to be a great distraction in this waiting game. I've also been cooking up a storm and have found fantastic new recipes for banana muffins, baked chicken tenders and then some!

So, in honour of my cooking bug, do you have a favourite recipe that you'd like to share with me, Internetz? Post it below - or share a link! Keep me busy!

22 comments:

G said...

I'm not sure if I've posted a comment before but I'm so happy you're feeling optimistic! It sounds like you guys are in a great place and I really hope one of the next calls IS your social worker.

GL!

Logical Libby said...

Awesome! I was amazed at how much better I felt once we got off the fertility roller coaster and started adoption proceedings. Yes, it's hard, but I felt like we had more control. Oh, and I lost 20 pounds.

And, really, there is nothing better than making cookies. Any kind.

Cortney said...

I'm so excited that you're moving forward with adoption and already homestudy approved! I can't wait to see a post from you once that phone call comes!!!

I love to bake, so my recipes might not help with the eating-well, losing weight thing. But if you'd like to share the recipes you mentioned...

Stefanie said...

Hi there,

I was wondering if you would be interested in the new post I added to my blog, please stop by and have a look

Thanks - Stefanie over at http://www.lifesjourney-stef.blogspot.com

Fran said...

Oh my friend I had missed this big step!! I'm so so happy you are now approved and just waiting!! You know if you were in Ireland it would have been such a different game altogether...I'm glad you and Irish Boy are across the pond for this matter! much love and keeping everything crossed for THE phone call to arrive soon!

TeeJay said...

Congrats on being a waiting family. That is exciting! I'm sure your heart flutters when the phone rings...you are anticipating a life changing phone call. I hope it comes very soon for you.

kkasun said...

Congrats on being homestudy approved!!!!!
I am excited to hear about your journey through adoption!

Francie said...

Awesome that things are moving along. I also have been cooking like a fool lately. I made this recipe recently and it was delicious. Pretty easy, and wholesome too.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E4D7103EF933A25750C0A9669D8B63&ref=the_minimalist

Andrea said...

Congrats! So happy that you all are persuing adoption, that's wonderful :) I too reached the point where I wanted contentment and doesn't it feel good when you get to that place.

I'll still be reading and can't wait for you to share your child with us.

Meara said...

I just googled "provera sleepy" and got a link to your blog--specifically to a great post that's about a year old.

So then I wanted to see how things were going for you, and I'm glad to see that you're moving forward! Congrats on being in a good place. I'm following and hoping your wait isn't too long :)

Meara at Not Twenty-Seven Yet

Katie said...

Crossing my fingers that your wait does not last too much longer! As for recipes, my husband and I just found a great (healthy!) recipe for baked chicken. Dip it in a little bit of egg and coated it with panko breadcrumbs mixed with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. It's like fried chicken with a little kick... and without all that grease!

Crossed Fingers said...

I'm so thrilled for you - I hope soon that phone call IS from your SW and you're sharing even more exciting news with us!

Carlia said...

i just stumbled across your blog yesterday and i wanted to tell you how happy i am for you! i think adoption is wonderful and i wish you the best with it. :)

Future Mama said...

Just found your blog and I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!! We too are adopting and are really, really excited about it. I also have a list of blogs on the left toolbar of my blog with links to other adopting mamas (most are international adoption, I am not sure what you are pursing). I find their energy contagious and picture with them and their kiddos encouraging. Good luck on your journey, and I will look forward to seeing a beautiful picture of you and your new baby on this blog in the future (soon hopefully, ha!)

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Busted Kate said...

So happy for you, congratulations!!! Good luck, and I'm already so happy for the little blessing that's going to come your way... they'll be getting great parents!

Sarah said...

Very happy for you!! :) We just ordered some adoption info this past weekend. Not ready to pursue it yet...but it's a possibility!! Hoping you get the best phone call of your life soon :)

Jenn said...

I've not been a good blogger or reader for the last few weeks, but I'm totally excited for you!!! Can't wait to follow this new path with you!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

I missed your announcement about pursuing adoption, but I'm glad you've found peace (except when the phone rings!!)... I wish you & Fertility Guy a short wait until you're paired with your LO. <3

Bridget said...

hi there- just started following your blog. http://ourstorkgotlost.blogspot.com

Good luck with the home study!

CoffeeBlue said...

Coincidentally, we just switched from TTC to waiting-to-adopt, and I just posted a recipe (http://www.bakeonebuyone.com/2011/01/blogoversary-and-recipe.html). Wishing you much luck and a short wait!

Life Happens said...

I hope you get 'the' call soon! So happy that you are on the road to adoption!!

lowfatlady said...

So glad your feeling happy about things and with your decision.

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