Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One month (paper) pregnant!!!

So I'm a few days late, but since that also has been a trend 3 times in the past ..... why change a trend on month #1 of child #4??

We have been DTE ONE MONTH!!!

explanation: all paperwork has been in the waiting line for our little girl, or 'Dossier To Ethiopia' for one month. One month down and hopefully only 5-8 more to go before we see her sweet face on our computer screen!

At 1 month DTE (as of August 27th), we were #23 in line for a baby girl. We fell down a spot since someone announced their date as prior to ours that we didn't know about. There really hasn't been much movement this past month. BUT, the courts in Ethiopia have been closed for 2 months due to the inability for witnesses/families to travel due to the rainy season and flooded roads. BUT, courts have officially re-opened as of yesterday! So hoping the ball gets rolling on those new referrals soon and we start movin' on up that list of waiting parents!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we did as all pregnant families do -- we stocked up on ice cream (hold the pickles). I had read this suggestion on another blog as a way to celebrate DTE Birthdays and might I say, it felt like a stroke of genius to me. Every month they shared a container of a different flavor of Ben & Jerry's. Who am I to turn down an opportunity to eat outrageously over-priced ice cream? And let me tell ya, 5 people in one family = one itty bitty cup of Ben & Jerry's when shared..

So the flavor of 1 month DTE, chosen by the chilluns, was officially
Milk and Cookies

Which was o.k., but I'm hoping future month selections will trump. A little caramel just makes everything a little more happy. Also hoping that the months of ice cream sharing are few, cause I really would like to still fit in my pre-paper-pregnancy jeans when this is all over and done..


Beth said...

I am so excited for you! This just makes me smile... you're baby girl is out there. She may still be in her birth mama's belly (God BLESS that mama), and I am in awe that God plans for her to be in your family.

Will you be able to learn anything about the birth mother? I'm just curious.

I look forward to the day you receive that beautiful photograph!

Debb said...

Awwww.....enjoy the milk and cookies ice cream! :) YUMMY way to celebrate! May your flavors be good...and few!

Tracy said...

yes Beth, we should find out all her history (if known). In Ethiopia now, the birth parents or other family that relinquished her, if still alive, are required to appear in court to affirm their decision. So often families are able to meet them at court, or travel to meet them at another time. From what I have heard, it is an extremely difficult meeting that parents would not trade for the world.

JG said...

Yay for one month down! That's one month closer. And I guess as long as we limit the ice cream to a "special" time, it won't have too bad of a net effect. :) I don't know if I could do that, though....