Sunday, November 30, 2008


I actually don't have a whole lot to say with hitting 5 months. I am not feeling much right now...kind of numb. I am resigned to the fact that there is no possible way (no matter how you look at it) that our referral is coming before Christmas (sad sad sad thing is that a little part of my heart still hopes I am wrong) and will be anxiously awaiting great news in the new year. I really do feel that we are getting closer with five months behind us...and I keep hoping that our "older" infant referral (up to 18 months) may make a little difference in our wait time ...I might be dreaming on that one, but according to my list of all the families I keep track of, we are one of the only families waiting for a babe over 12 months - so I am kind of hoping that the extra 6 months might make a little bit of a difference.

I am beyond the point of feeling sorry for myself (for now). I need to chanel my energy somewhere else for a bit. So, with that, Chad and I leave for Las Vegas in one week. We have never been and I am getting really excited. We have not really planned anything while we are there. We know that we are going in the low season, so we have not purchased tickets to any shows - we are hoping to get some last minute deals. If anyone has any suggestions of "must sees", please share. I really wanted to see "O" but it is not showing in December :(


Melissa said...

At the flamingo, I think it's a standing show, they have the Second City Theater ar something like that. Sketch comedy like SNL. It's funny and not too pricey. Have a great time! I went when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant as a last getaway before baby sort of trip and it was a lot of fun.

Rana said...

Congrats on 5 months - you are getting closer everyday :)

LAS VEGAS! Whoot! We have never been either - have fun!!!!

Janice said...

I would be thinking the same as you, that requesting a child under 18 months might help speed things along. I hope it makes a difference. I used to be telling people that at the earliest we might get a referral before x-mas and at the latest Feb. now I just tell people it will likely be Feb. before we hear anything.
Have a great time in Vegas...Something to look forward to. I haven't been either.

D Dae said...

I hear ya about the wait! Congrats on making it to 5 months... hopefully not much longer, and good luck in Vegas!

supermommy said...

Rob and I try to go to Vegas every year! The shows are wonderful! Mystere was amazing!
Five months hey, hang in there, it will go fast!


K_I_T_ said...

Hi, I just posted about my frustration too about the wait. We are adopting from Ethiopia and was deep down hoping for a referral before Christmas....Looking forward to following your journey..