Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Well I am shocked to say that we have our LID! 6/21/2012! That's right only 6 days after we were DTC! We were DTC on 6/15 and we got the email on 6/20 saying it was delivered to CCCWA and now today I got the email that we were LID! So happy. One step closer to our little man. Now we are counting down to LID!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I got the email today that our dossier has been delivered to CCCWA today! (AKA China) Now we are just waiting for the email that we have an LID. It could take up to three weeks but I am hoping that we get a speedy one like a friend did. I am hoping that we get LID Friday! You never know! And I have to send a big thank you out to my great friend Kelley who took Jaden and I out for ice cream to celebrate our DTC! She has been down this road a couple of times and knows how big a deal DTC is! I had a great time and Jaden had a blast playing with the girls!

Friday, June 15, 2012

D T freaking C!!!

I can finally say that our dossier is on it's way to China!!! Just a few weeks later than planned but at least it is on it's way! It is only fitting that it leave today, the Friday before Father's day because 3 years ago on the Friday before Father's day I got the call that our referral for Jaden was at our agency and we would get the info that Monday! So we are one more step closer to our little man! A pretty big step at that. Now for LID!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Drowning my sorrows...

I have been pretty down in the dumps since we got the bad new about our dossier this week. So I decided I needed to drown my sorrows in the only way I legally could with a three year old in tow! :-) So today Jaden and I decided to go on a little shopping trip. I have been pretty good about not buying many clothes for Warren because I learned my lesson with Jaden. I bought tons of clothes, a lot of which were small and then I was referred a giant Chinese baby! She may have been 8 months when she came home but she never wore anything smaller than 18 months. So for Warren I am waiting. I have bought a few shirts which I am buying in 3T but I only but them on sale. So today I decided we needed to send another care package to Warren so off to Toys R Us we went. I found three summer shirts and Jaden picked out three toys for him. Of course we also go some snacks for Warren and his friends!
After that we headed to the mall for lunch and just a little more shopping. I decided now was the perfect time to get Warren's coming home outfit! We did it for Jaden so we have to do it for Warren too. Jaden had a red, white and blue dress so Warren had to have something red, white and blue. Of course with July 4th just around the corner now was the best time so off to Gymboree we went! I found two shirts I liked so he can wear one to the Consulate and one at the airport when we get home!
Now onto the progress on the Dossier. The courier now has my birth certificate and will be taking it to the Consulate and then it will be overnighted to my agency once it has been authenticated. My homestudy agency finally called and they found my letter's of reference and they are on the way to the agency today. So if all goes as planned our agency should have everything by Thursday at the latest and we should be DTC next Friday! Let's all hope and pray that happens!!!