Our Little Springroll

Our first born is Vietnamese! This is an account of the journey to our baby.

Today June 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 7:06 pm

I am going crazy.

I luckily was in the middle of a book and decided to cave into the temptation of losing myself there. But… after five and a half hours of reading, only breaking for the bathroom or food, I am finished. And left with this feeling of desperately needing a distraction again.

I know other people wait much much longer. And I also know we’ll be waiting much longer….maybe not for a referral, but definitely to travel. (sigh). I’m happy to be heading into the weekend. It will be nice to have Nick around for the next couple of days.

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Time keeps moving forward… June 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 9:51 pm

I realized recently that in a little over a week it will be one year since we started this blog…announcing for the first time to many of our friends and family that we were adopting. If it feels long to you…don’t worry, it feels much longer to us. 🙂 We actually began the process three months earlier in April.

We had hoped that we’d be home by now from Vietnam. Maybe just barely, but probably. Or not. We also knew that there are many unknowns in the adoption process and anything could shift and change. And it has.
I didn’t mention it this month, but it has now been about six and half months that we’ve been waiting for the referral. I knew that waiting would get harder than it had been. At this point I feel like we’re sort of suspended here knowing we could hear something any day…but maybe not today. So many points during this process I have felt like we were in the wait before the wait, waiting to wait. I’m feeling that way once again. (sigh) Soon enough, we hope to have wonderful news to share!

 

Hanoi Traffic at Night June 19, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 11:01 pm

I found this video online. Thought I’d share….

 

My brother and his baby June 17, 2008

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Andy, Sara and Jacob visited this past weekend. It was great to have them here. I took around 650 pictures of Jacob. The kid has fabulous expressions and a very charismatic personality. This photo was taken on Andy’s first father’s day.

 

Wish List: Books June 12, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 8:38 pm

I added a new Link Category to my sidebar of the books that I am interested in getting for our child. I continue to make random lists of books related to adoption, Vietnam, parenting, etc. and I decided to just create a list on the blog to keep track of them all. This list isn’t complete. I’ll likely add more as I find them and would love your input. If you know of any great books that should be on this list…especially books related to adoption or Vietnam…please leave me a comment!

 

Baby’s Cousin June 2, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 2:57 pm

There is no way to capture the full cuteness of this child. If you remember, I posted some pictures of him first last December. He’s now 10 months old.