Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Day Sixteen – home, sweet home.

Those chubby cheeks just kill me.  They are perfect for smooching.  We arrived home around five this evening.  Both girls are good travelers, but three days on the road is no fun.  We are all very thankful to be home.  Now I can figure out being a mom to a newborn in the comfort of …

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Day Fifteen – Portland.

We are at our fifth hotel room in fifteen days.  Ugh.  The drive from California north was not easy because Rob and I are so tired, but we managed to stay awake while driving – yay for us!  We had a nice visit with Rob’s parents (and niece, Shannon).  Tomorrow we finally head home.  Thank …

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Day Fourteen – travel approval.

FINALLY.  Rob and I were both feeling awfully frustrated today being stuck in California for no good reason (in our opinions).  We had thought that we’d get to leave this morning for sure, so it was a long, disappointing day.  At 5:05 PM, our attorney called us and said everything was finally approved and we …

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Day Thirteen – 108º

EGAD.  Those who know me know that I don’t handle the heat well.  Enough said.  Yesterday we left our hotel and began heading north.  At this point this morning, we still don’t know if we can continue on into Oregon today or not.  I feel like we’re being held hostage by California.  I’m hot, I’m …

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Day Twelve – more hanging.

Pizza last night with the birth parents and their families was nice.  I’m glad we have this time with them.  Although, for the first time I felt a bit anxious having Holly so far down the table from me all evening.  The birth mom and her mother spent their time loving on Holly – and …

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Day Eleven – hanging out.

Today we have plans to meet with the birth parents (and their families) for pizza.  We all get along really well.  At first we saw Holly’s birth parents every day.  The past few days it’s been more of an “every other day” schedule.  They visit our hotel room and hold Holly with longing.  I hurt …

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Day Ten – roadblock.

We are enjoying our time as a family of four living in a hotel, but we’d like to head home.  Unfortunately, the “interstate compact” is holding us back.  Some paperwork was not completed and other paperwork was not notarized (nothing Rob or I could take care of ourselves, or we would, trust me), so we …

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There is someone we’d like you to meet…

Miss Holly Kisa Lynn Young SHE’S OURS; HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holly’s birth mom is Filipino; bio dad is Caucasian.  Isn’t it amazing that Linlee ended up with a half Asian sister through a domestic adoption?  I couldn’t believe it when I walked into the room and met the birth mom for the first time over a month …

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Day Seven – almost there.

But not quite.  Argh!  There have been so many moments since we arrived in CA where Rob and I have had to shake our heads and resign ourselves to the fact that we are not in control.  In fact, as the adoptive parents in this drama, we probably have the least control of anybody.  The …

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Day Six – looking good!

We’ve made it through Sunday and the adoption is still on track.  The birth parents came over to visit baby this afternoon.  Nobody talked about changing their mind.  We’re almost there! Baby had another blood draw this morning to check on the jaundice.  The numbers are continuing to go down, which is excellent news.  Baby …

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