Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another phone call

Last Thursday, I was at work and for awhile now I have been stressing about what to do if my adoption phone rang at work.  I work 12 hr shifts at a hospital and we aren’t supposed to have our cell phones out.   We all carry our phones in our pockets or have them available in case someone needs us or we need to use them on break.  Well, that is fine and all, but I was getting nervous that I would miss when the adoption phone rang and then, because obviously I would pick it up when it rang, who cares if I got in trouble.  But I figured it would be better just to tell my mgr so she would be ok with it if it did.  So, anyhow, my manager was fine with that.  So I put my normal cellphone in my locker and replaced it with the adoption phone.  (They are both Blackberry smartphones, so they are too big and bulky for me to be carrying both of them around along with all the other stuff I jam in my pockets so I can work during the day.)   With the adoption phone in my pocket I went on my merry way.  Well, not even 2 hrs later it rang.  And it was loud.  I was fumbling in my pocket, trying to grab it in time.  I answered and said, “Hello.”  There was no response.  I said “Hello” again.  Then, an automated telemarketing thing came on the phone.  I immediately hung up.  I was so mad.  I thought, “How did they get my number?”  It was crazy.  I just started laughing.  I also thought, “Are you kidding me?”  Some stupid telemarketers have my number, now I will have to run and answer this phone a million times only to have it be a telemarketer.  I wasn’t going to stand for that.  I immediately put the phone number on the “do not call” list, and so hopefully that should do the trick.   

Well, I went about my day, and no other phone calls came in on that line.  At the end of the day I went to my locker to grab my stuff to go home.  I looked at my normal cellphone and saw that I had received a call from our adoption social worker.  I thought: “Dang it, how did I miss this call?”  The voice mail he left was short, sweet, and boring.  Which didn’t help at all.  The office was closed, so I couldn’t call him back.  I just could not believe it.  I had carried the wrong phone all day.  

I got home, and decided to see if our social worker had left me an email that might give me a little more information about why he had called.   He did.  Want to know what it said?

Maybe I’ll tell you tomorrow. 





Just kidding!


Drum roll please...



He said our profile has been chosen! 

and

We will be adopting a baby boy in October!


Can you believe it?  It is so awesome.  We are so excited.  

I have been overcome with such happiness and joy.    

Now the disclaimer my husband requested I write, even though I told him you all know this.  He wants you to know it's not for sure.  The birthparents can change their mind at any time until papers are officially signed.  

I know the bottom can drop out at any moment in this process, but I am not going to let that spoil my excitement.  If it drops it drops.  And then I'll be sad.  My husband is also super happy too, I am not try to say he isn't.  This is can be scary and emotional process.   But I am going to throw caution to the wind and be happy and celebrate this exciting news.  

We haven't met the birthparents yet, but hopefully we will soon.  I am a little nervous about that.  I just went and got my hair cut and dyed so when we do I will look presentable.  

My mind has been racing a mile a minute since we heard the news.  There is so much I want to remember about these first few days of complete joy.  It has been so fun to call and tell people from close friends and family to random people like my hairdresser about our news.  And I am so glad I could share this exciting news with all of you as well.   

For those of you that are not in a happy place in this adoption/loss/infertility world, my heart goes out to you.  I know how difficult it can be to hear someone else's glowing report of how wonderful life is for them as they get ready to welcome a baby into their home.  Please know that I am aware of you and hope that you can find peace and that your hopes of bringing children into your home will be realized soon.  


33 comments:

  1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

    *Jumps on table and does happy dance*

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  2. So, so, soooooo, so happy for you!!! Yay!!!!!!! :)

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  3. OMG!!!!! Dear friend I cannot tell you how happy I am for you guys, as I read your post I literally had tears of joy streaming down my face. Thank you Lord for answering the prayers of such a loving amazing couple who I know will be incredible parents to this little boy. I am so, so happy for you guys and thankful that good news is hopefully here to stay for you. I pray that the rest of this journey go smoothly for you guys and that the birth parents feel a sense of assurance in their decision that you guys are the perfect parents for this baby. Sending much love your way!!!!

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  4. Yay! Congratulations! It is great to hear of somebody on here having something very positive happen to them!! Inspirational and gives us hope for the future. Can't wait to see pics in the future!

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  5. I am SO happy for you! I'll be praying that all of the details fit together and the whole thing goes smoothly! Oh.my.goodness... I am over the moon happy for you!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS! I am not surprised that your profile was picked. Your son will be truly blessed to be raised by such an obviously wonderful couple. This is such great news! I'll be praying that everything goes smoothly and the time flies!

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  7. Wow, what wonderful news! And it's all happening so FAST! I hope that everything goes as smoothly as possible for all involved.

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  8. That is so good! I am wishing you all the best!

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  9. Oh wow that is so awesome! We just finished our LifeBook and the agency received it last week. I'm so happy for you. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your husband.

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  10. Congratulations!

    ICLW
    #56 Miss Ruby
    http://www.themissruby.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is fantastic news!!! Can't wait to read more!!

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  12. I'm SO HAPPY for you...I hope everything goes well. All the besssstttttt!!!!!!

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  13. Wow! That's so awesome! Praying that the rest of the process goes smoothly and quickly for you!

    Happy ICLW!

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  14. That is so amazing!! I am so happy for you guys!!! I really hope it all works out! Wow...I feel like that went by really fast for you guys. That is so wonderful!

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  15. LOVE that this is the post I got to read for ICLW week!! Congratulations!! Our *adopted* son will be 4 on Oct 13th! October boys are the *best*!!! LOL! How wonderful! I don't even know you, but am extremely happy for you!

    Happy Iclw from #18!!

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  16. That is awesome! Many congrats to you both!!

    ~Happy ICLW!
    #150

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  17. Hooray! So happy for you and your husband and hoping all goes smoothly and quickly.

    Pixie--
    Cheese Curds and Kimchi

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  18. A baby boy in October!!!!! That is so wonderfully soon!! I am so excited for you and your husband. I am so glad the adoption phone rang! YEAH! WOW! You get to be a mom!!! Very, very soon! You'll hold your son in your arms and sing him lullabies. I am just beside myself with joy. Happy, happy day!

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  19. Oh wow! I'm so excited for you! This is fantastic news. Keeping you in my thoughts that things move smoothly.

    Happy ICLW!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so excited for you! I will continue praying that the rest of the process goes smoothly. It is so much fun to look forward to the arrival of a new baby! Love, Eliza

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  21. Congratulations on your wonderful news! I'll be praying for you and your family. Much love!

    Happy IComLeavWe!
    <3MaryAnne #135

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  22. Yea for caution to the wind!!!! I'm crying happy tears for you! I'll pray it DOESN'T bottom out and you have a little boy in October!!

    Such great news!!! Congratulations!!

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  23. I had to read your entry again this morning to make sure I had not dreamed that you were adopting a baby boy. Wasn't a dream!! It's real! YEAH!

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  24. Hooray! I'm praying everything goes smoothly from here on out. I am sooo happy for you!!

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  25. Happy ICLW and Congrats! That is awesome news. Enjoy becoming parents and all the craziness that comes with it!

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  26. Happy ICLW!! What fabulous news! Congratulations and all the fun stuff that goes along with it. And you'll have that triathalon under your belt...ready to be super mom!

    #77

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  27. As someone who's been down this road multiple times now, I applaud you for getting excited!! Holding the whole thing at arm's length is not only extraordinarily difficult, I think it requires you to miss out on a lot of the fun stuff, like telling people! And squealing randomly! My fingers are so firmly crossed that everything goes well. The baby boy we have been chosen to adopt is due next month, so with any luck we can share poop stories soon? :)

    Amber
    ICLW #9

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  28. What a fantastic post!

    My acupuncturist said to me last week "Go ahead and be happy, hopefull and dream. If it doesn't work your going to be sad any way so you might as well be happy." It makes perfect sense if the bottom drops out you will be sad but as of today you should be happy and full of hope.

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  29. CONGRATS!!! So excited for you and you'll be in my prayers. Love you!!

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  30. Congratulations! And from a been there/done that standpoint, I think your approach is perfect.

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  31. Amazing news!! Congratulations!

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  32. THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Yay!!! Definitely don't bottle up the excitement, you deserve to be joyful and have all the anticipation that others do.

    So happy for you and excited to hear about the journey!

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