Tuesday, February 8, 2011

27 Months (...a little late)

This month has not been that great for me, I came down with a cold on New Year's Day and couldn't leave the house until the 12th of January. It wasn't anything too serious, just a cold but it really wiped me out! I haven't really been feeling great all month... here's hoping that next month will be better!

While I was sick, I started working on a quilt. Eric's grand-maman was a quilter, and she gave me a ton of fabric, some of which she had pre-cut into 2.5" squares. I decided to do a patchwork quilt with every other square white. It is really difficult for me to do any sort of random pattern. I like things to be organized. So, under the influence of cold medication and stuffy sinuses, I began my patchwork quilt. Eric joked that I needed to finish the quilt before the medication wore off... I haven't finished the quilt yet, to be honest, I kind of got stalled on it... but I only have a little left, so I'll have to get sewing next week.

Last weekend I drove to Ottawa to visit friends. We had a great time... we did a lot of shopping at thrift stores and were pleasantly surprised at all the loot we found!

This week, marks one year since we moved into our house. I thought it was about time that we finish painting - every single thing in the house had to be painted. We finished painting the hall/side entry. I'm so excited, it now looks like it belongs in our house now. The only rooms left to paint are the Little One's room, and the Attic (my sewing room).

I finally printed out our pictures from our summer vacation to Newfoundland, and I put them all in albums... yes I did say albums with real pinted photos; it took two of them. I loved that vacation so much... I loved Newfoundland, it was a wonderful vacation. I would love to do a scrapbook type of thing to highlight some of our trip... maybe someday.

Adoption-wise, it's been a bit of a tough month for me. I have come to grips with the fact that the wait will be longer than expected, and I'm not liking it. It makes me angry, and scared and I'm tired of waiting for our "family life" to begin. I know that there is nothing that I can do except wait, and so we're waiting and we're trying to make the best of it, but it isn't fun... I was talking with a friend today about the adoption process and the timelines and was saying how our bodies are programmed to wait for 9 months for a baby... today (27 months) would mean that we just completed our third pregnancy and yet... we are still waiting for our little one to arrive.


Patricia & Yan said...

I really can't wait to hear you had your call!!! I hope we'll not go further than 30-31 month!! Thinking and praying for you Tammy!!


Méli said...

J'espère que vous aurez cet appel très bientôt, vous êtes sur la dernière ligne droite.. courage

Allison Family said...

I will keep you in my prayers. Yes, waiting is so hard. It seems unfair that some women are blessed with the ability to have 3,4,5 or more children with no problems and others have to wait 27 plus months for one child. I pray your call comes soon. God is preparing your child for this day! Know that you have many praying with you and sharing in your pain!

Renee and Brian said...

I still pray for you guys to be matched every single day. I really do think that you will hear by 30 months. The wait is almost over and soon you will see your little ones face. He or she is going to be worth it!!!!
I definitely hope you visit NL again and hopefully your little one will be in tow!! It would be so much fun for the kids to play together and maybe finally be could get on our little hike!! Be sure to stop in again and we'd love if you could stay over.

Take care keep busy!!! Happy 27 months of waiting!! Soon.........

Patricia et Michaël said...

wow congrat! 27 month it's awesome!!!! yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!

Vicky et Jérémie said...

27 mois!! C'est pas rien! C'est pour bientôt! Vous avancez lentement mais sûrement..je vous souhaite un appel rapidement!xx