Sunday, April 4, 2010

Guess what the easter bunny didn't bring me!

You guessed it! No kid. No chocolate either for that matter.

I haven't blogged much of late. My friend, Rikki says, "If you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything at all." So that's what I've been doing.

I noticed, reading blogs the other day, that several people whom I am friends have recently celebrated their child's first birthdays. I bet their year has gone a lot faster than mine.

I guess I shouldn't complain. I'm healthy. The teenagers and the husband are healthy. I suppose I could be more proactive. I just put it out of my mind most days. I'll just chalk this whole adoption thing up to another colossal waste of time and money. Not as if I haven't colossally wasted time or money before.

Two of my employees are pregnant. So it's being said, "better not drink the office water or you'll be next!"

They know we're adopting but apparently since i didn't specifically say we're adopting because I am infertile they most just think we're doing it out of the "goodness of our heart".

Arentcha all glad I posted??

Thanks for the encouraging/empathetic comments I've received. It really does help!

Just call me bitter betty!


  1. Yes, I'm glad you posted!

    We infertiles all have a little "bitter betty" in us, don't we? We're allowed.

    Oh, I want to choke the next person who says not to drink the water in our office (3 preggos where I work...2 due next month, 1 due in late summer).

    Sorry the Easter bunny didn't come through this year. I'm always hoping for you. Can't wait to read the post that announces your good news.

  2. Mrs H, waiting is really hard. It seems like we IFs spend our life waiting ... waiting for a new cycle, waiting for the u/s to see if there's any hope this cycle, waiting in the 2ww. Then in adoption the process to even get to the point of waiting takes forever. And then you finally arrive to the actual Wait. Ummm, how could you NOT be going crazy?

    Please come here in vent ... let it all out to women who understand.

    Heeeellllo, DH, where's the chocolate for your deserving wife????

  3. The waiting is the WORST part. We worked with a "traditional" agency for 2 years and our profile went out 9x. We then did IF unsuccessfully, and signed up with consultant group. Through them we signed up with 5 agencies that had NO application fees. We didn't pay any money until chosen. That was a definite in my mind because we had already paid a lot to the old agency and I didn't want to spend any more money unless I knew we definitely were in line for a baby (we did pay a fee to the consultant group). Anyway, after that we were homestudy ready like you and were chosen in 3 months. Far faster than I thought it would have been. I know it's easy for me to say, but try not to give up hope. It WILL happen. I know I thought it never would. Oh, and all the money you have listed on your sidebar WILL be paid for by the tax credit. It's amazing. Save you're receipts for it all. We're getting the largest return we have ever gotten.