Saturday, February 11, 2012

running on empty

It's been a long week. When the agency notified us that things were going well, they also asked us to put together a profile book. (Until now, our profile has only been online. That's how it's done with our agency.) I'm not sure why they are asking us to do a book now - as opposed to earlier in this process - unless there is a specific reason for needing it at this point. Either way, it's what most of my energy has gone toward this week.

That and avoiding blogs and Twitter. As we close in on four years since the day we began trying to have a baby, reading about everyone's second attempt at having kids is adding to my funk. I'm not going to get into it, because I don't want to sound like a Bitter Betty. Instead, let me write about something positive:

My good friend JC over at Steps to Baby is going to be a mom this weekend! Their baby boy was born yesterday, and they are flying out tomorrow to meet him. If all goes according to plan, they will be parents by Monday. Please stop by her blog and send her some good thoughts. She and her husband are amazing people, and I couldn't be happier that their wait is finally coming to an end.

I hope to be back with my A game next week. I need to be. We have our first support group meeting of the year for RESOLVE, I'm running an event at work, and I have a few big assignments coming up with school. So, if you find my focus, energy, and positive attitude, do you mind returning them? I'll even pay the postage.

8 comments:

JC said...

Awe, thank you so much Katie!!! I'm teary reading this! Thank you so much for being there for me! It means a lot. Can't wait to update you with good news hopefully soon.

I can't wait for it to happen to you!

Serendipitie said...

I know the feeling. I'm two months away from my 4 year TTC-iversary and nothing to show for it, other than debt and some ultrasound photos of an unfulfilled pregnancy. I'm sending you lots of luck, hope you have your take home baby soon!

Dawn said...

I hope you find your perfect match soon. I think it's more than understandable that it is hard to listen to people complain about being on their second round of this when you just want one baby! Thinking of you!

M said...

Thinking of you. I hope a match comes soon.

KH said...

Big hugs to you. I hope you have a perfect match soon! And I know how you feel. So many people around me are also heading towards number 2 while I still wait for even a few steps towards number 1. Thinking of you.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, that totally STINKS about other friends working on their 2nd! I know it just makes me feel so sick to my stomach to think about. :/ I hope you get your match ASAP! And I bet they now want you to make a paper profile because sometimes expectant birthmothers would want to have something in their HANDS and would want to take it home with them to read over and over (and they may not have an internet connection.) I'd take that as a good sign! Although I know it's hard to not know specifics or anything. Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Sending much love your way. And, hoping that SO soon you'll get wonderful news soon.

Logical Libby said...

Our agency had us make tweaks all the way along. Sometimes they wanted a welcome letter, other times they wanted more pictures... I think it just all has to do with what the prospective birth mothers want.

Keep your head up.