Monday, August 11, 2008

FINALLY...

after six months, the CCAA is DONE with January 2006!! Next month, we will see the first batch of referrals for waiting families with February LIDs.

I just updated the countdown calendar on my sidebar and as you can see there are only 17 calendar days until our LID. The word is that the CCAA office was closed for Chinese New Year from January 30 to February 3, so that means there are only 10 more LID days until our date! I just got a chill just typing that and I have a big goofy smile on my face!

Based on the fact that it took six months to get through Janaury, I'm thinking we'll have our referral in November or December. I have a feeling we'll be getting our best EVER Christmas present this year. My hopes are high that we'll have our referral by Christmas.

On another note, congratulations to my friends Melissa and Kathy who both got their referral calls today! They are both in my DTC group and I've had the pleasure of hanging out with both of them on trips over the past couple of years. I'm SOOO excited to see their time finally come!

23 comments:

Michelle said...

I got a chill just reading it! 10 days! I think you're right. I'm feeling like you'll have the best Christmas present too. SO exciting!

Joannah said...

Oh, Donna! You are getting SO CLOSE!!! I'm so very excited for you!

:-)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo happy for you...
You are almost there girly..
I think you will have Lauren before Christmas by far...
I really think they will speed up..
Have a Great week..

Sheena said...

Hooray! How exciting! Here's to the rest of the wait being short!

Shelley said...

As Gillian would say, "OMG!" You ARE so close. This is getting pretty exciting. :)

Kathryn and Kevin said...

I really hope you get some good news in the next couple months. Maybe CCAA will finally start to speed up; after 2 day batches anything would be a speed up! They can't get any slower can they?

Lisa and Tate said...

I have butterflies in my stomach... ONLY 10 days!!! So exciting.

Carol said...

Oh that is WONDERFUL! So RQ was wrong with the 2 day post! YES!!!!

Jennifer said...

Wooohoo! Congratulations :D

LindaJ said...

That is very cool. Congrats. She will be here before you know it. Then you will wonder what you did with all your time....hee hee!!!

Scott and Kim said...

Well, this seems like terrific news! :-) A referral this fall would make your holidays very special and then the new year will be here before you know it! You are really getting closer, YEAH!!!

Cora said...

Wow, you really are close! I am so glad they got through January.

mommy2gabby said...

I am so happy that the time is getting closer for you! Wouldn't that be the best Christmas present ever!!!
Thoughts are with you as you wait for the final 10 days. I am sure that you will continue to find things you need to prepare for.

Jody
LID 4/30/07

Bella's momma said...

You are so close. The wait is almost over!!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad to hear that you all are getting close! I can't wait to see little Lauren's face.

Hugs to your Mom. I've been missing her.

Alyson & Ford said...

Yes, finally into February 2006! We are excited for you!

We have been a little preoccupied over the past two days...
Thank you for your congrats!
Alyson
DOR 08/12/08

a Tonggu Momma said...

We received a December referral our first time around. It was the best Christmas of my life... until we brought home our little Tongginator. I'm praying that will be y'all as well.

Abby's Mom said...

You are getting close! Thinking good thoughts for you.

Ronda said...

Yippee! Getting closer. You know it is getting closer when your DTC friends start getting referrals. I still have your DVD-I am back in town-let me know.
Ronda

Lindsay said...

I'm so happy for you that the light is shining brightly at the end of what has been an unimaginably long tunnel. Praying the rest of the Wait is as short as the CCAA can make it!

OziMum said...

Yay! It makes waiting a little easier when you finally see, your friend's new arrivals! For me... it's all about one word...
HOPE.

Wow! When you say, after CNY there will only be 10 days!!! Thats so close!!! I have everything crossed that you'll see Lauren in the next 2 months!!! (all for my own self reasons of course... the quicker you see Lauren, to quicker we see Mini! Just 5 LID days behind you!!!)

Catherine said...

We are in YOUR month!!! Wahoo!! Yippeeee!! Yay!!! What an amazing Christmas it would be for you to have Lauren Elizabeth's referral!

Kelly & Sindy said...

Congrats Donna, Joe, and Linda!!!
Were thrilled for you guys!!!
This XMAS will be amazing for
your family. I just loved the
special video!!!!

Love,

Sindy