Thursday, October 09, 2008

Well it is October 9th and my prediction was correct.....

we have officially hit the 12month mark! We have yet to "surpass" it which I honestly hope we do not! I am so DONE with this wait! I think a more "realistic" timeline is 10-14 months even though our agency still quotes a 10 -12 month wait. I am so ready to be on the "other side" of this wait. I have been told that the "worst wait" is yet to come and that once you see your baby's face the wait becomes much harder as you again "wait" to travel. I understand that but I am still in this long phase of "waiting!" At least once I know "who" she is I will know "who" I am waiting for! Of course I am sure if we are blessed to have her referral by Christmas it will be especially hard to know who Mia is but not have her home in time for Christmas. That will be incredibly hard(not that I want to wait until after Christmas to have a referral!).

I am begining to feel like there is a light at the end of this very long tunnel. After much procrastination, I finally scheduled our travel immunizations today. I know I should have scheduled them a long time ago but I really needed to feel like this(adoption) was going to happen. I talked to the nurse and she said as long as we have our tetanus and the first two rounds of Hepatitis A & B we should be fine to travel to China. She said we can finish the third round when we get home. The first and second Hep A & B shots have to be given 6 weeks apart. She also suggested we take some malaria pills with us. Our first round is scheduled for November 5. Pray that we get a nice nurse because I am scared to death of shots!




6 comments:

Kimberly said...

Keep your chin up, I know it's easier said than done. I hope you get your refferal soon! Good luck with your shots, I dread them also. I hope you have a nice nurse!

Angie said...

I really believe you are just days away from getting your referral. Stay positive and remember how far you have come. You will be home with Mia before you know it. Praying for you today.

Karmen and Greg said...

Did I miss something??? Did you apply for a waiting child? I pray that you get your referral before Christmas and you can FINALLY see her sweet little face! It's time!!!!

Donna said...

Melinda, I'm SO ready for you to get that call, too. We waited a little over 2 weeks from our year mark...I just know it'll be soon for you. And, they're wrong by the way. The wait BEFORE referral was WAY harder than after. After, like you said, I knew who I was waiting for. You know that you DO have a child in China. You know what SN you'll be dealing with. It's easier. And, we got ours in November, so we also had the last Christmas without her. Anyway...just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and waiting for the good news :)
Donna

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

Hi, I have been wondering where you are in the waiting game! I knew that you applied to a WC last year, I am amazed at the wait for even that. Hang it there!! I think the wait knowing your child is a different kind of waiting. You feel like she is yours and you should be caring for her and you can't! :( Hey, one of these days we should meet! I don't think you are too far, perhaps a hour or less. :) How about after you get your referral and we can SHOP!!!

Mia-Bella said...

Hi! I came across your blog from the CCAIWC yahoo group. Just wanted to say I totally understand where you are at right now, our MCC was 10/14/07 and we haven't heard anything either. I still heard that everything was on schedule, but I'm thinking your estimate seems to be more correct. I have a good friend that had checked similar SN as I did, sent in their MCC 20 days earlier and received their referral in July. It just seems to have slowed down to a trickle these past few months, hasn't it?

Anyway...nice to "meet" you all...I hope and pray you get your referral soon!

Oh, and I too want Cloris voted off Dancing with the Stars..geez, it's painful! :)