Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
And I do have confirmation...my Annie is back in Aussie doing what she does best, shopping! I am so proud of my stepdaughter...she certainly knows her way around a mall!!!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Before the kids came, I put away all of Lia's stuff into a drawer. Not that I have that much stuff, but what I do was put away. I didn't want to have it in their faces -this news is just brand new to them and I want to give them time. Anyway, now that Annie has gone back home, I pulled Lia's stuff back out. I hung the few items that I have up in the closet. It makes me feel good to just look at it, and remember, that this adoption is real.
And, most importantly, Annie is home, safe and sound! Apparently out shopping already!!! That's my girl!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
We stayed in a lovely motel outside of the mountain called Manchester. I saw the stars really shine there. At one point, I got really dizzy and light headed while looking at them. A feeling came over me I can't explain it. I will mark this down now, but I think Lia may have been born this weekend or maybe conceived. I know it sounds nuts, but I do cling onto this hope that I can have this deep connection with her. A mom can hope....
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Addison( my niece)-Adorable, lovable, huggable, delicious, hysterically funny, a little "yenta", a dream come true
Annie (my stepdaughter)-Beautiful, outstanding, sweet, respectful, responsible, a step mothers oldest daughter, great friend, a love
Hayley(my niece)-Adventuresome, outgoing, beautiful, fearless, demanding, brilliant, my first love, my buddy
Sydney(my niece)-Sweet, delicious, a little version of my sister, sensitive, cutting, observant, tells it like it is, beautiful, the best snuggler in the world.....the love of my life
I am so lucky and blessed to have my daughters....Lia will be the fifth and be so lucky to have her older sisters!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Going thru this "pregnancy" is very much like a biological pregnancy. There are obvious difference, mainly weight gain and an exact number of weeks till baby day....but the emotions and the excitement is the same. Whether it's 9 months or 18 months....knowing your going to be a mother. Imagining what your child will be like. Comparing notes with other "expectant" moms...it's all the same. My sister Lori said it best, no one really understands either way! And she is so very right.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I slept so much Lia came out of Aunt Wendi's belly :). That was totally wierd. I was so happy. It was a Chinese baby that came out of her real mommy's belly in China. China is far far away. And people don't talk like in our language. She should take her to a Chinese restaurant so she can know what Chinese things are like. If you have a Chinese baby that you adopted, you must care and love your baby, just like if it came out of your belly. It's hard to believe that so many people had girls instead of boys. Sometimes you're happy, sometimes you're sad. Whether or not you don't have to have one or you can!The moms get kind of sad, they cry, because they miss their babies. They never see them grown up they only see them when they come out of the moms belly. That's the only day. You must not let your baby have candy. They will choke and get very sick. It's hard to be a mother, when you have a baby.The end.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Tonight’s Paula Zahn NOW will again address the new rules for foreign adoptions of Chinese children. The coverage will include a new report by CNN’s John Vause in Beijing , China . Paula will be joined by a number of guests to discuss the issue, including David Youtz, President of the Greater NY Chapter of “Families With Children From China”, and Ginny Gong, President of the “Organization of Chinese Americans”.
Again, thank you for taking the time to express your opinion, and please tune in for this follow up report.
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Friday, January 05, 2007
Posted: Dec 31st 2006 7:15AM Filed y under: Women's Health
There's always a silver lining, right? Women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome rarely have anything good to say about it, but now it appears that there may be a benefit to having the disorder -- better memory and increased awareness. ....now that explains it!!!!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
O'k, I look horrible in this...truly, and my mother will wonder what posting this has to do with the adoption of Lia...but it's a moment in time, and a funny moment that I want to share with all my Blogmates and with my daughter one day in the future...thanks to my sister for the wonderful editing...at least I can kinda of carry a tune...but the bags under my eyes..oy vey! Enjoy!!!