Monday, October 06, 2008

Projections are out...

Wow, our LID (2/17) finally made it to the top line of the Rumor Queen projection chart!!

For family and friends not familiar with her projections, referrals for the last year have fallen on her "Horrid Case" date, her "Spring 2008 Small" date or something in between. We can't be 100% sure we are in for the next batch, but I'm feeling pretty darn good about it. I would say I'm feeling about 95% sure. Over the past year, referrals have only fallen below the "Spring 2008 Small" projected date twice. I think I'll take those odds! ;)

Ok, now it's poll time to see which province you think Lauren will be from. Here's a map of the provinces...

and here's a graphic from the FCC website on most referrals by province...

and now it's time to vote...

30 comments:

Colleen said...

WOW. I am confident your day is upon you. Now. Questions: Let's say you get your referral Nov. 1. When do you travel to China?

Next, you don't have to answer this, but have you thought about how you are going to introduce Lauren to your home, family, friends? What am I thinking, of course you have! I'm only asking cuz one of my coworkers came to our agency from an international adoption agency that recently closed, but was one that would do some of the the dossier work and such for the bigger agency that you are hooked up with, I think. Anyway, she's excited for you too, as she knows how long this can take. She has some great ideas and such for your first nights in your home with Lauren, etc. Though I told her you are among the most researched people I know, she'd be glad to share if you or fellow bloggers would like to hear them.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am soooo excited for you..
Stop by .. I am doing a giveaway.. and maybe you just might win and I can give you your gift in person... with your beautiful daughter in your arms..
Hugs girly..
You are NEXT.. and she will be PERFECT...
Hugs..

Cora said...

Yea! That is so exciting! I hope the next month pass quickly for your family.

Cora

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

You should know that I used a very Scientific Method of closing my eyes... flicking the mouse a few times and opening my eyes to see where it landed. It landed right on Guangdong. Oddly enough that was my first guess before I employed the scientific method.

OziMum said...

I love your polls! Eeek! You know you're next when you're posting polls!!! It gives me chills!!!

I voted Jiangxi. Can't wait to see!

Sindy said...

Congrats Donna, only a few more
weeks!! I voted for Jiangxi!!!
cant wait to see Lauren placed
in your arms!!!


Hugs,

Sindy

Sheryl said...

I voted JiangXi also, thats where my little one is from!

Billy and Maggie said...

Pretty soon Girl!!! I cant stop thinking about it!

Lisa~~ said...

So excited for you and can't wait to see your referral!! For your poll, I need to pick "other" because I'm hoping that you get a beautiful little spicy girl like Maisie from ChongQing.

(You may have bunched CQ in with Sichuan but CQ is an autonomous region and not part of Sicuan)

M3 said...

Hm, Shandong is speaking to me for some reason! I don't think it was on the poll so I'll just have to leave it here in the comments. Can't wait!!!

Janet said...

I guessed Anhui. Don't know why. Just thought it sounded right. I guess we'll see.....

I can not believe how close you are. You must be so excited/nervous/over the moon!

Shelley said...

I'm feeling a bit Jiangsu today. :)

This is so gosh darn exciting! So happy for you guys.

Your turn!! Yay!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

Did you see the referral from last month that got a healthy BOY when they requested a girl? Have you all thought of that??? Just tossing it out there! Lucy

Elise said...

So exciting to be on the top line!!!

PIPO said...

You're in like Flynn...I said so!

Carol said...

Girl I had to borrow a computer just to read your blog!!!! That's sad!!!!

Holding our breath over here!!!

Ladybugsmom said...

Donaa, Donna, Donna....your ship is about to arrive and OMG once you get the referral life changes in ways you have never imagined. Get your sleep, check off the to do's life will speed up and you will not know what hit you in the best way possible. Yahoooo....I can't wait to see
Emily

Doreen said...

Well, to tell you the truth, I feel alittle Jiangxi-ish but Sichuan(Chengdu) might not be too bad either. Who cares as long as we get her home already. It's enough waiting!!!

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

MotherMotherOcean said...

Guangxi is my bet.

I didn't realize you were still waiting. Best of luck to you this month!

Shannon said...

I'm gonna use your poll idea to waste some time and keep my mind off referrals. The poll is too cool! Thank you! =)

Katie Giel said...

I can't wait to meet my baby cousin :)

rubyiscoming said...

Do you believe all this news about the 2/16 referrals this week? Crazy - so happy for Shannon at Elena R u?

Cheers :)

Kim

Donna said...

I picked Guangxi.

I can't believe you're so close -- at long last!

Donna

Momma and ZZ said...

Donna, just thrilled that your turn is finally coming and we can all rejoice with you! Love your new jewelry, the NEXT blocks, and your fortune cookie. So funny that the dog ate your SW's coffee cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs from China

Sean and Mic said...

Yippee! I am beyond thrilled for you. And I simply cannot wait to see your post once you get the referral. Aside from the day she is placed in her arms- referral day will be something you remember forever! I get goose bumps just thinking about how I felt on referral day- and I cannot wait for you to have that experience, too! Now go get all those projects done that you procrastinated on for 3+ years- because in just a few weeks your life will never, ever be the same again!

Michele said...

While we've never met, I have been thinking of you and the exciting news you are anticipating. I remember knowing that we were next in line for referrals, what an exciting time. We also received our referral in November, so maybe she will be a YangDong (Guangdong Province) baby.

Can't wait to see her beautiful face. Blessings!

hiltonsheadeast said...

Woo Hoo !! Looks like we'll be traveling to China together, D!!!

We're NEXT, We're NEXT, We're NEXT, We're NEXT, We're NEXT!

Hugs,
Lori**
2.16.06 NEXT

Made in China said...

Wow, you must be so excited!!! I can't wait to see L.E.'s piccy up here!
Hugs,

Julie

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Stop by my blog ... you are a WINNER...
Send me an email to chinadoll_bella@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I'm going to say Hubei, since my girl is from Hubei and she's pretty great. :) Congrats in advance! I've been lurking for at least a couple of years, and am super excited your referral is soon to be on it's way!