Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Impatience...

There are 39 days separating last month's referral batch with our log in date and I'm getting more and more impatient! I knew the waiting would get harder the closer we got, but it's harder than I thought it would be.

Wren's Referral Estimator is pointing towards October for our referral and China Adoption Forecast is predicting August as their weighted average based on past statistics and December based on last month's referrals.

I've been trying to prepare myself for December and trying not to focus on referrals each month, but I'm not having much luck. I have a hard time concentrating on other things for the week or so before referrals come out...I guess I'm still holding out hope that a surprise large batch will appear out of nowhere. I know...that bubble should have burst MONTHS ago! I wish there was a way to forget about everything until our agency calls one day.

16 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

I wish they would come out with a BIG HUGE batch also..
But I guess all we can do is wait..
I know that I would be just like you if I was in your shoes..
One day I will..
Lauren will be here soon girly..
Just think about the GREAT things you will be doing with her when she is here..
Hugs girly.
Have a Great Evening..
Can't wait to meet you on the 3rd..

Michelle said...

Hey, there's nothing wrong with Hope!

Lindsay said...

Nothing wrong with holding onto Hope!

Catherine said...

(((hugs)) friend! Hope is a good, good thing!

Carol said...

You would think they could at least do a 2 week batch!!! Come on here!!!!!

PIPO said...

May hope never die!

LindaJ said...

Hang in there, you are doing good....retail therepy is a remedy for everything.
Maybe a new little handbag for you trip to China? Some good walking shoes?
Almost there...keep up the good work!!!

Kayce said...

Getting closer! It will happen sooner than later that's for sure.

Lisa and Tate said...

That time of the referral wait is starting for me right now too. It just seem I get so emotional and anxious with everything in my life..... I guess we will know how much closer we are in just a few weeks.....

Lisa

Sean & Mic said...

Donna-
I have read your blog for years, while waiting for my own referral! You are an amazing blogger & scrapbooker, and will be an awesome Momma! And most importantly, to many of us out their waiting- you have been an inspiration! So, please don't give up hope- Lauren will be in your arms someday (soon) and this miserable wait will all be worth it! Let's cross fingers and toes that the CCAA can produce some bigger batches in the next few months, and move them babies right along.

Ronda said...

Sorry-I will hope with you that China speeds up those referrals. If you ever need to vent-email me...I'll meet you at a Paradise Bakery to drown the sorrows.

Heather said...

Although I don't comment much, I think of you and Catherine (Catherine's Chatter) everytime referrals come out and I eagerly await the day I can open both of your blogs and see a little angel's face greeting me!

OH MY #6 said...

Keep your chin up!

Lea

Alyson & Ford said...

We need a really huge batch - like finish all of January 2006!! Now (please)!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Anonymous said...

Aunt Donna,
I still can't BELIEVE your patience! I would never be able to wait that long! Just thing of the past years you've waited; compared to those years,this year (hopefully your last one)will be a breeze. Don't worry; you'll have Lauren in your arms before you know it!
Emily
P.S. Shopping is a GREAT treatment to impatience!!!

Karen said...

Hi Donna -

I am so with you! I'm finding it hard to focus on much of anything these days. Between working on our homestudy update and CIS paperwork, the nursery, I'm into everything "China" these days. I even watched a CNBC documentary about Walmart last night, they did a segment on China's Walmarts and I was GLUED! I am so ready to see Kaelie's face! I want it to be MY TURN!

Karen