Thursday, June 22, 2006

DTC Tomorrow!


I am paperwork pregnant!

On my drive home from summer school yesterday, I received a call from my family coordinator at AWAA. She was happy to tell me that my documents looked great and that they would be included in this week's batch of DTCs. Whew!

When I started this process, I wanted to be DTC by May or June. At that point, I was expecting a referral in the spring of 2007 (based on my agency's predictions), and that would give me the entire summer to be home with Jillian. Now, I'll be happy if I get a referral next summer and travel in the fall of 2007. It's funny how you have to adjust your expectations as life goes on...

Anyway, I'm thrilled to be done with the paperchase. I need to refocus my energies on my master's program and other areas of my life as I prepare for Jillian's arrival sometime next year!

16 Comments:

  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger AprilMay said…

    Congratulations! And by the way, I can't COMPLETELY tell from the ultrasound, but it looks like to me, you're having a girl! :)
    And yes, picky me, I was THRILLED that my teapot award matches my blog colors, LOL! How ridiculous am I?

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Eliza2006 said…

    Congrats!!! Can you believe you are DTC TOMORROW?!?!?
    I thought the same as you...DTC in July, referral in Feb., travel in April...home with baby for the entire summer. Oh, how things change. I'm just going with the flow right now. Here's to hoping things speed up in the coming months!

    Tiffany

     
  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger Connie said…

    WAHOOOOOOOOO! I am so excited for you :0)

    Keep your fingers crossed to see speedier referrals. I have a feeling things are going to turn around soon with that and we'll get back on track!

    Hoping saying it makes it so :0)

     
  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    Yahoo Joannah!

    I am so happy for you!

     
  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    Yay! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I just talked to our agency, and we shouldn't be more than a couple of weeks behind you. Woo Hoo! I'll be glad to be done with this part of the process too. I ready to "start" waiting!

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said…

    Congratulations Joannah! That is wonderful news.

    (And I totally agree with you on the changing expectations. July used to be my "worst case" and now it's all I hope for. *grin*)

     
  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger Stacy said…

    Congratulations! It is such a relief to be finished with the paper work!

     
  • At 1:41 AM, Blogger Ford & Alyson said…

    Congrats on the Paperchase coming to an END!

    Go CELEBRATE!!! And then you can settle into the Wait...

     
  • At 6:27 AM, Blogger Christi said…

    That's great Joannah! I had the same teacher plan in mind, that has obviously fallen by the wayside. The funny thing is that I asked my sister if she thought I should wait a little on sending my documents so that it would be closer to summer (I was due for a referral in January). Thank goodness I listened to her and did no such thing. I would be in agony now. There is so much we just can't plan or forsee.

     
  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger Sandy said…

    Happy DTC day to you!!! Woohoo!! You're a big step closer to Jillian now!

     
  • At 7:58 AM, Blogger Paulette said…

    Wow your agency works fast looks like your going to make the DTC date first. But in the end my hope is we are waiting for the stork to arrive together. Doesn't that sound good? Congrats

     
  • At 4:22 PM, Blogger Shana said…

    Finally! Congratulations to you & to sweet Jillian!

    So happy for you,
    Shana :)

     
  • At 8:06 PM, Blogger Tamara said…

    You made it! Happy waiting. Hopefully things will speed up with referrals (I hear it goes in cycles) and maybe you'll get your summer off with Jillian after all.

     
  • At 9:28 PM, Blogger Kathryn said…

    Congratulations on being DTC! Come on LID, then the wait really begins.

     
  • At 4:54 AM, Blogger Jen said…

    WOOHOOOO!!! Congratulations Joannah! I hope they speed your LID along!!

     
  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger Shannon S said…

    Wow, I can't believe I missed so much excitement by just being gone a week! HAPPY DTC, JOANNAH!!! This is so wonderful!! May your 'pregnancy' be short and smooth! YAY!!!

     

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