Thursday, June 21, 2012

one hundred days

100 days waiting, praying, anticipating...

We've been waiting for our Letter Seeking Confirmation for 100 days now - in some ways it feels like a lifetime and yet in some ways it feels like yesterday when we first saw our little QiQi's face. I thought it would be easier this time, the waiting I mean, simply because we have our Lilah girl and she is a pretty huge distraction. Although this is true to some degree, I also feel like a mother already, to QiQi, and I'm having a really hard time living without her.

We had a super exciting moment this week when our agency called at 8am, their name showed up on our call display and my husband grabbed it in full anticipation of hearing the letters LSC!! However, it wasn't the case - our coordinator was just calling to say that some paperwork for the immigration process had arrived. Oh well. Our time will come. Originally, we were told (by our coordinator) that we should expect the LSC by approxmately mid-July... but of course, the optimist in me wants to believe that it will come sooner than that.

After LSC, it's about 6-8 weeks until travel. We're looking at around September timeframe, I imagine.

“May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.” ~unknown

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

the nursery

I really haven't much to do for the arrival of Phebe Jayne.

Since Lilah moved into her new bedroom last summer, the nursery has been left 'as is'. I bought a few new things, of course!

In fact, Lilah and I went to IKEA last Saturday for a little lunch date and shop. We found this cute little push toy for Phebe - shown in the photo below. A funny situation happened when we were there. I had picked up a few things for Phebe and something for Lilah too, however, as we were standing deciding over this toy for Phebe, Lilah said to me... "It's all about Phebe now, isn't it?" Of course, I took it that Lilah was feeling a bit offended about it being 'all about Phebe' and I really didn't want her feeling that way, so I was trying to play down the fact that everything was all about Phebe and that we love her (Lilah) so much and explained that before she came home from China, we also talked about her all the time and bought her lots of things too... blah blah blah... you know how when you go into a bit of panic mode, you overtalk, well that was me! Anyway, by the time I came up for air, Lilah was looking at me like I was a crazy lady! She calmly replied, "But I want it to be all about Phebe, because I have enough toys."

Oh my, she is going to be an awesome big sister. Of course, I told her that too - I told her that was a very kind way to think about her Mei Mei.

Phebe's Room

Friday, June 1, 2012

twenty months old today

twenty months

It's June already!
While we wish for you and wait for you, today you turned 20 months old.
We simply cannot wait to meet you and learn more about you, sweet girl.


God has perfect timing; never early, never late.
It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith.
But it’s worth the wait. ~unknown