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Friday, April 17, 2009

still waiting.

Is anyone still with me? This blog totally sucks. Where the heck have I been?

Unfortunately I haven't been blogging because there really isn't much to blog about. I get asked "when are you going to get a baby?" so much in real life that I can't bear to come home and type about it.

We're waiting. Story of our life. It's become a common theme around here. And what's worse is that we're not even officially waiting yet. DHS still doesn't have our home study. I got called about two weeks ago that the reader (who 'reads' the contract after it's complete) needed a new copy of my driver's license. I faxed it right away. I find out the following Tuesday that she still hadn't mailed off the contract to DHS. Fast forward to today, and our social worker has been out of the office all week. Last she checked (one week ago) she still didn't have our home study on her desk. I have no idea if it's lost in the mail of if it's sitting there waiting on her to return on Monday. If it is...then we'll be waiting.

It's frustrating, to say the least. We rushed around for weeks trying to get the homestudy complete - all the i's dotted and t's crossed. Just for it to sit on a desk for a week. A week that we could have had a placement! Beth at A'sH keeps telling me to be patient, that God has the perfect little one just for us. But I'm sick of being patient! It's hard to be patient when you feel like you're sooooo close!

Plus, I took a week of vacation this coming week. I can't tell you how many times I imagined being home all next week with a baby. It's going to be hard when the end of next week comes and goes and no baby! I'm still hoping that doesn't happen.

But, to keep my mind off the waiting, I have a jam-packed week ahead!
...my sister is in town from San Antonio for the weekend. So, lots of sisterly bonding time ahead!
...dinner and drinks at McNellie's with some amazing friends that are in town from North Carolina
...Heading to D-town for my sweet Gracie Ann's one year birthday. Has it really been a year already??
...Spending some time with Miss Emily while down in Dallas. Celebrating her last finals ever at the Glass Cactus!
...And, lucky me - it's employee appreciation for Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. My sister just so happens to be a manager at UO, which means super sales for me and lots of shopping in Dallas!

7 comments:

Kristal said...

I'm still with ya girl. :)

I'd be dying over the waiting part too. Hang in there. I'm sure you'll be announcing your new bundle of joy before you know it. And make sure to blog about all your fabulous UO and Anthropologie purchases so I can drool over them in jealousy.

Freckles Chick said...

Suck? Puh-SHAW! I'm not going anywhere. You're stuck w/ me whether you like it or not =)

Yes, please blog about any Anthro or UO purchases. And OMG, you have the best sis EVAH!

*crossing my fingers for some good news on the horizon*

sarah full of grace. said...

tomorrrooww!
andd, i think urbn's appreciation ended yesterday.

whooops.

Jenn said...

erin, there is a baby coming for you! i just know it. :)

ezza said...

bummer!! so sorry to hear about more waiting- and on paperwork! so. frustrating.
your plan for a week off sounds awesome! i cant wait to see the happy finds! :)

mrs.leah.maria said...

We're still hear Erin!

I can't believe all of the hurry up and wait for you guys. Really, don't they know how much you want and will be perfect for this?!

Enjoy all of the planned activities in the mean time!

Rachel said...

I'm sorry you're still waiting :( But I am still here!