Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Statistically Speaking

Over the last week there has been a plague on our house.   Well, maybe I'm being a tad dramatic.  Germ infested might be a better way to describe it.  Last week Gavin had a nasty fever for 3 days.  It sure wasn't fun for the little guy, but we managed and he was back to his old charming self in time for the weekend.  I guess Ryder was jealous of his brother and decided to one-up him.  At the beginning of the week I got a call from his school nurse telling me Ryder was in the bathroom puking his guts out.  I'm pretty sure those were her exact words. 
So here are a few statistics I have compiled that summarize the last few days at the Berry house  You know how I love numbers:

Number of sick boys:  2
Number of whiny boys:  0    (no whining!  almost wish they were sick more often)
Hours of cartoons watched:   36 and counting
Number of times Ryder threw up:   13                                     Number of times Ryder threw up on me:   2.5   (ick!)
Number of times Gavin threw up:     0    (he's totally my favorite)
Hours I spent cleaning the carpet:   3
Loads of laundry I've done this week:   473

The good news is Ryder is on the mend today.  Now I just need to convince him to take a shower.  That boy is rank!DSC_5027

Now for the deep cleaning and Lysol-ing of the house…and another load of laundry.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It’s officially official

As of January 5, we are officially a “waiting family”.  This means we are on the waiting list to adopt a baby girl from Ethiopia.  Our dossier passed inspection and has gotten it’s final stamps of approval.  So now we sit back and wait……again.  Our agency did not give us a time frame of how long we can expect to wait.  But we do get weekly updates from them listing their current “stats” of adoptive families.  And based off that information it looks like we could be waiting anywhere from 9-15 months.  Things change so frequently in the world of international adoption that you can really never know when things will happen. 

While we wait we plan to continue studying and learning more about Ethiopia.  We also plan to read up on attachment and bonding and transracial adoption issues, and maybe even learn a few phrases  in Amharic. 

So this may be the last post regarding adoption for a while.  In the next few months I doubt I’ll have much news to report.  So I guess I’ll have to get in to the habit of blogging about all the many fascinating and exciting things that happen in my life everyday.  Like today, for instance, I spot cleaned the carpet and watched General Hospital. 

It’s going to be a long 9-15 months.