Thursday, October 20, 2005
Well, it's official ... I am a fumbling idiot (just call me George Jr) ... I CAN NOT bring myself to do paperwork! Unfortunately, paperwork is about all I have left to do, both for the adoption and for my work. It's a sad reality that I have to fight every instinct in my body to finish up BOATLOADS of paperwork today and tomorrow because it's my last chance ... and I think the US government really means it when they say that you have to turn this stuff in before they'll give you a visa for a baby. I am not so certain I want to test them on this matter. I also think it might be a good idea for my work relations to finish my client related paperwork before I leave for three months. Unfortunately even trying to use Lucy as "bait", the end is worth the means is not helping inspire my brain to learn new things and accomplish boring tasks. I SOOOO desperately want to fight the "man" ... I thought, what if I copy that one form onto red paper instead of light blue ... would the gov. really deny me my child because of the color of a piece of paper??? I will never find this out. I got her birth certificate yesterday, there's a little passport size photo of her attached to the certificate ... she looks like a convict (sorry baby but you do) ... very stunned big eyes! Well, I am off to try to finish at least one task. Stacy
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Sunday, October 9, 2005
It's starting to sink in now... I leave in two weeks. Not only am I getting my daughter, I am also going to Africa. I am going to Africa. This has always been the plan but it has just seemed like I have been planning more for a baby and the Africa part was incidental. Now I need to start thinking about both things, the baby and the trip. Here's one odd thing, packing a suitcase with a week and a half's worth of stuff to clothe, diaper and feed a baby that I have yet to meet. What a way to start parenting! I have never parented and I have never been to Africa why not combine the two? OK, not a problem. I have realized that the baby's stuff takes up a lot of room in the suitcase (she's small but spitty-uppy), the formula takes up a lot of room and I am quite unaware of how much she's taking and how often ... it's likely that I am over packing the formula but who wants their first big parenting mistake to be running out of formula 1/2 way through a 17 hour international flight? NOT ME! It's the same problem with diapers. It's a good thing I have two assistants traveling with me!
Friday, October 7, 2005
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
STILL, no news on travel ... everything is still just "possible". I have a feeling that it's more likely to be the first or second week in November and very unlikely to happen the end of October. I just want to know. I did receive another e-mail about Lucy and the new formula. The worker who hand delivered the formula reported that she is taking it very well and that it appears as if it's contributing to weight gain. I hope so. I have been speaking (via e-mail) with three other moms who will likely travel around the same time as me. The "I know exactly how you feel" exchanges have been very very helpful.