Sunday, December 26, 2010

Have you been traveling (yes I've been traveling)

I've been gone and now I'm back.
The first half of the month was for work. The second half was for family.
I have one crazy family...with a little bit of awesomeness tucked in the corner.
We stayed with the awesome part.
Which is roughly made up of my cousin, his wife, and their 3 girls - D (5.5 years), L (3.5 years), and S (2 years).
We played. We colored. We saw tangled.
L drew an impromptu picture...these are your eyes, this is your hair, this is the baby in your belly, and you are crying. Intuitive kid. No real baby in my real belly, but some real tears. And baby making and adoption and infertility hadn't come up the whole trip. Just one of those moments.

Like how S gave me a long sleeved, v-neck, purple shirt. And I gave her a long-sleeved, v-neck, purple and grey sweater. Weird. I wonder if we're starting to look alike as well. (that's funny. if you know us. because we don't.)

On the real live baby front:
1. I have a post brewing about adoption and some fears that have been cropping up
2. Several of the blogs I started following when I first started TTC just had babies (well, the bloggers had babies). I definitely have some feelings about that
3. We're nearing the completion of the 5,678 steps necessary for our homestudy
4. My cousin, who's like 106 years old, just announced her pregnancy


  1. I am looking forward to your post about adoption. I keep trying to get my head around it and just can't. :) I read your Thanksgiving post too. I have had similiar reactions to the idea that I might adopt from some of my more racist relatives as well as the "you don't know what might be wrong with the baby" to which I say, have you looked around our family tree lately :) Wishing you the best.

  2. Ugh. The cousin thing must have felt like a kick in the gut.