January 25, 2008

The latest...

The latest and greatest: By Cb

Ethiopian Dossiers are not singular, like in the China adoption community - they're plural. As in Three. That's right, you must compile three of the same dossiers to submit to your agency. As you can see to the left - they're full and ready to go. Which can only mean one thing...

Yep, that's right - they're GONE! Off the the agency for review and then off to Ethiopia! I don't know the exact date at this point when we'll be DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) but we're hoping the end of next week or first week of February.

Funny story - this picture. I asked the F@d-Ex employee to humor me and take my picture, but the picture he took was so lousy that I had to cram myself and my overly filled backback into the bathroom and look like an idiot whilst I took several shots - it was a big moment - I didn't want to miss it!!

We've been the house of pain lately. At left is all that's left of Anton's snoring days. To say he snores like a freight train running non-stop through your house is a bit of an understatement - so I'll tell you the term his doctor gave him: "Heroic Snorer". That's right - he's heroic about it. Can you imagine trying to sleep next to him? That's right, I can't either. Love, love, love him as much as I do - we really need to address the issue once and for all. Not big on the CPAP machine idea, and having had nothing over the counter even come close to being successful, he had the "Pillar Procedure" surgery Monday and was done in 25 minutes. You can read about this amazing technology HERE and I'm telling you - I cannot wait for him to sleep through the night silently so that I might too.

Meanwhile, I smashed my index finger between two pieces of relatively heavy wood - I'm talking crashed down on it and left an indent, and screaming ensued, like that which I have not done in at least a week.

Seriously, I was wrecked. And AB was wrecked for me...it was painful to experience - but painful to watch as well, apparently.

Anyway, two doctors and x-rays later, I'm all splinted up and on painkillers to numb the "cut it off, I can't take it anymore" sensations that hit me about, oh I don't know - 200 times a day. That sounds about right... (can I get some shout outs for typing this post with said finger?)

Last but not least, and no clever picture - but I've started a blog for Quinty, just like I did for Keira, which will have nursery stuff, clothes, goodies, etc. on it. The link is HERE or it's also in my sidebar.

Thanks for reading everyone - I'm out for the weekend to try and get this finger better - but I had to at least let you all know about the Dossier!



Kayce said...

WooooHoooo! Congrats!!

Stephanie said...

Finally! Dossier gone! :) I know that must feel so good!

...sorry about the finger! OUCH!!!

Robyn said...

HALLU-FREAKIN-LUJAH!!! Don't even know how to spell that word but I think I got close enough.

No wonder you have have been noticably absent from the web world. I have missed you :)

Glad that AB finally got that little problem taken care of and hope your finger mends fast. After all now you need to start with Quint's nursery. When is the painting party????

Just think you could be DTE the same time we see Avery's face. That will definitely warrant a celebration.

Love ya!!

Jodi said...

YEAH!!! Congrats to be almost DTE!
We will be praying that time goes quickly for you!!

Jodi Sue
(V's friend)

Briana's Mom said...

Ouch, sorry about your finger!

Yeah - the dossiers are off!

Elise said...

What a relief to have all those dossiers in the mail! I hope your finger heals soon too.

Kim said...

I am sooo happy for you...
I can't wait until Quint is in your arms...
Sorry about your finger girly..
Have a Great Weekend..

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl, Sorry about the digit; congrats on the snoring; let me know if it works.

Great news on the docs going out.

You are well on your way now.

Love V

Donna said...

Congrats on getting your dossier out and almost being DTE!

Sorry about your finger..OUCH, but hopefully you'll at least get some sleep this weekend without the chainsaw next to you. ;)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name you came up with for Quint's blog! It's perfect.

Donna :)

Dena said...

Triple Woo Hoo!!!!

Headmeister said...

1. WOO HOO on shipping off your paperwork!!!!

2. PLEASE tell me if it worked! Hubby wears a CPAP machine and my life has been changed ever since!!!

3. OUCH!!! I hope your finger heals soon!!!

4. I can't wait to go see Quints blog!