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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

tired.

I really should update more often. It would save me some trouble. I'll try to do better.

So, after the post before last, I found out that we would, in fact, be ready to take a little one once we signed our contract. We don't even have to finish our DHS classes!

The only thing that could get in the way is our fingerprints.

Wouldn't you know that I found out a few days later...that would be yesterday - that my fingerprints got rejected. Not because I'm a wanted criminal, but because I have sweaty little fingers (gross, I know) that won't pick up ink very well.

After emailing our case worker and Beth (A'sH) a few times, I find out that fingerprints usually get rejected three or more times before the Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) approves them. This seems to be the huge rate-limiting step in the whole process. I decided to give OSBI a call this morning and they inform me that they won't do my fingerprints themselves until they've been rejected at least two times. That would mean I'd have to wait another month just to find out if repeat prints were rejected before being able to have them done at OSBI.

In comes Heath to save the day! Thank goodness for my husband being a pain in the butt (not mine) sometimes! He spent all day yesterday emailing our State Representatives and Senators about how awful this process is and giving suggestions about streamlining. Some of the fancy pants political guys actually emailed back. So, Heath called OSBI today after I did and threw around the name of one of his new BFF senators and all of a sudden it's okay for me to come in and get my prints done right away!

So, get my prints done I did! And they got approved by OSBI. Now we just have to wait for the FBI to approve them. And, since I got that tiny incident involving a reindeer, a loaded gun and a six pack expunged from my record - I should be good to go! (p.s. that was a joke).

In the last week we've gone from baby in June, to baby at the end of the month, to baby in who knows when, and then back to baby at the end of the month-ish. It's exhausting!

So, second home study tonight. Just to go over our questionnaire and then our contract should be ready to sign in a week or so! Our crib came in today. I'm exhausted from working so much and taking these painfully long and boring classes. And, now I must go cook dinner and make myself presentable.

End scene.

16 comments:

Jeremy and Mindy said...

yeah, I'm so happy for you, truly, I am =)

Stephanie E said...

YEAY!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

Julia said...

the fingerprints thing is insane. I'm glad you got it all worked out!

The Longs said...

Wow....that's pretty amazing that Heath was able to get that done! What a sweet husband you have! How exciting! Keep me updated! Love you!

mak'n Changes said...

What a blessing, soon u will have a kiddo running around your house. Children are a blessing from the lord!

Joi said...

I'm so happy for you and your H. What a fun preparation time.

And kudos to your husband for getting things done in a messed up system!!!!!

Samantha said...

I am super excited for you. I'm praying for you guys and your future babies. :)

Meredith said...

How exciting!

We have the same fingerprint issue here--most people have to try three or four times before they're ever approved. Do they use the fancy schmancy machine where you are? That thing NEVER works!

inthekitchenwithz said...

Super exciting! I've been lurking so I decided to show my face now! :) Congrats on beating the system. I need a BFF senator! I hope all goes well!

Mrs. Dimple said...

Just think... at the end of the month you'll likely have a little one and you'll be able to laugh about all these little bumps in the road. We require pictures of the crib, missy! ;-)

CONGRATS!!!

Jessalynn said...

Oh, Erin! I am so happy for you! Know that you are in my prayers everyday!

Katie said...

I agree with Mrs. Dimple - must see crib! And congratulations on marrying the kind of guy that gets things done - what a hassle and a waste of time! I am very excited for you girl.

N. said...

I recently started reading your blog, and it has been a pleasure to share in your journey.
I am so excited for you, in this latest news!
And yay! for the hubs making things happen!!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Goooo Husband!!! It helps to know someone who knows someone! I am excited for you guys

rachelshingleton said...

Go Heath! Atta way to take care of some business! And I'm with everyone else -- we really need to see some pictures of the nursery!

Rachel said...

I'm so happy too!! Way to go husband of yours!!!!