Thursday, November 30, 2006

Congrats and a little pity party...


Congratulations to Nancy & Brian who are now awaiting the first glimpse of their precious daughter, Lily! I can't wait to see what she looks like.

For the rest of us waiting, I'm bummed that they only got through 14 days this month. I keep hoping for a speed up, but it's just not happening.









If they were to actually keep up this pathetic 14 day pace, check out this really ugly scenario:

LID Sept. 9-22 - December referrals
thru Oct. 6 - January
thru Oct. 20 - February
thru Nov. 3 - March
thru Nov. 17 - April
thru Dec. 1 - May
thru Dec. 15 - June
thru Dec. 29 - July
thru Jan. 12 - August
thru Jan. 26 - September
thru Feb. 9 - October
thru Feb. 23 - November (our LID 2/17)

At the current pace, it would mean a referral for us an entire year from now!! That would be a 21 month wait from LID!

Although I'm happy for everyone getting their referral this month, I just can't help but throw a little pity party for the rest of us.

They just have to speed it up, right? It can't actually be a 21 month wait, right?

19 comments:

rubyiscoming said...

double ugh. right there with you. i "bought in" to the rumours that this month would be a "surprise" and speed up. alas, no. sigh.

LID 2-17-06

Anonymous said...

Amen sistah...21 months will send me right over the side of a very high cliff indeed. Say it ain't so...

I'm always so happy for families that have gone before us finally getting their referrals, but on the other hand, I notice that referral time always leaves me feeling sadder than I was - especially with the reality that China is on their own time clock - and I think it's broken!

hugs

Doris & Dan Clark said...

It is great for the referrals but blah for the period. Sigh...

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

I hear you Donna - if I apply the same math to our LID (11/8/06) we will wait 36 months! :|

Let us focus on happier things - you should be out of the review room and HOME FREE very soon! Celebrate that milestone! :)

PLUS, we will have many parties while our fellow WFs receive their babies. Bring on the Call Fiesta! :)

Dawn and Dale said...

Having a pity party right along side you!

Hate this!!

Heather said...

I don't know what to say other than I don't think it's speeding up. As excited as I am for all the waiting families getting their referrals, I'm sad for all of us still waiting, too.....

Elise said...

Oh my gosh...your blog was the first I have heard of this....how depressing!!! I think I just want to cry. I too keep thinking there must be a speed up and then just disappointment. With a LID of 8/1/06 I can't even guess when we will be finally in China:(

Wicked Witch said...

keep in mind, it isnt the days, it is the numbers. It could get better.

Jacquie said...

Ok, first off.... I know EXACTLY how you feel. Last winter after the first of the year I was so depressed about the slow down and how our referral would be an entire year away it made me sick. The thought of another year was too too much to bear. So, no words of wisdom except the usual "stay busy and have fun" stuff. Just wanted you to know I've been there and know how you feel.

Second...... though I don't think there's gonna be a speed-up any time soon, I've studied the numbers and data senseless, and it may not be as far away for you as it appears. For instance, September has VERY VERY low numbers (I was DTC Sept. 16, 2005 and for some reason not many people were getting logged in.) so I expect them to get farther than your Dec. prediction. Also, CCAA was closed the first week of October so there are no log ins for that week. So that means your Jan. prediction might be better too.

Not telling you all this to sound like a smarty pants. Just thought it might help cheer you and little. :) Hang in there! What helped me was chunking the time up and focusing on stuff that was going on in that time period. Then after that period had come and gone, I'd take another chunk of time and do the same. My job sorta lends itself to that so it might not work for others so I'll shut up now.

Thinking of you.......

Connie said...

I'm now thinking it can get that long ...or worse. I'm finally resigning myself to that and moving on with life. Any good surprise will be just that...good surprises.

Sorry to be a drag but this is one case where reality is not looking so pleasant :0(

Joannah said...

A 21 month wait actually doesn't sound too bad, because I've been crying over thinking I've got another 31 months to go. It's pretty bad when anything under another two years sounds good, huh?

I lost it in front of my students today. Sigh... Referrals are a mixed bag - joy for those who are nearing the end of their wait, and angst for those of us still in line.

I'm glad I've got good friends like you to wait with. I think we need to plan a party though - a pity party! ;-)

Joannah said...

A 21 month wait actually doesn't sound too bad, because I've been crying over thinking I've got another 31 months to go. It's pretty bad when anything under another two years sounds good, huh?

I lost it in front of my students today. Sigh... Referrals are a mixed bag - joy for those who are nearing the end of their wait, and angst for those of us still in line.

I'm glad I've got good friends like you to wait with. I think we need to plan a party though - a pity party! ;-)

Joannah said...

p.s. When I say I lost it, I mean I broke down and cried about the wait in front of them. I'm sure they didn't know what to make of all that! Poor little things.

Our Journey to ALLY in China said...

Hi Donna -- I have been tracking similar stats as you posted. Since this past January (that's our LID), the average per month is only 12.3 days -- it's just overwhelming sometimes looking at those numbers. Take a look at my blog for a similar scenario! Enjoy your site!

Karen said...

YUCK, YUCK, YUCK! THis sends me over the edge too. At this rate we will be getting our referral in 2008. {HUGS}

Kim said...

You have every right to be indulging in a pity party! I hope things speed up for you, Donna, and feel horrible for everyone in the wait.

Kathy and Joel said...

There's really not much more to say about it other than Blah!!!

Lisa and Tate said...

Oh wow!!! That would mean that I would get my referral NEXT December... CRAP!!!!

Lisa

Katie said...

if only this had been true...
-katie