Friday, April 09, 2010

Party Girl? Why Yes I Am!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
I'm always up for a party and since I've been in a blogging slump lately I thought this might give me some motivation. Plus I love finding new and interesting reads myself. So here goes...

The short version. I'm a single (divorced actually) mom-to-be who chose to build my family through an adoption from China. In 2006, the wait was about 12-18 mths from the time your dossier landed in China until they matched you with a baby. Unfortunately, after I joined the line it got slower... and slower and slower. I've been waiting 46 months. Yes, you heard right. Almost 4 years just waiting to become a mom! And I don't expect a referral until late this year or early next. Until I meet my daughter I keep myself busy being the super cool fun aunt to 6 nieces and nephews and the mommy to one very spoiled little Pomeranian.

Most of the really deep stuff about me you can find over in my sidebar under the section "The History of Krista". Everything from why I decided to become a single mom by choice, to why I chose adoption as the way to get there, to the story about how I almost died...but didn't, and the seriously hysterical story of how I delivered my sister's baby in her bathtub. Go ahead I know you want to read that one. LOL!

And if you scroll down the sidebar a little bit you can even meet my sister and her 5 children or my future sis-in-law or check out my very talented brother's photography hobby.

Occasionally I share funny stories about my job as a police detective. But sometimes I talk about the heartbreak of the career I've chosen. Mostly I just blather on about whatever floats my boat on that particular day.

So if you find something interesting here, dig around in the archives, get to know me a little and follow along as I continue on this journey to my daughter. Don't forget to leave me a comment cuz I'd love to meet ya, too. :)

And make sure to stop by the 5 Minutes For Mom blog to get in on the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party. It's a chance to meet new bloggers and possibly win some fabulous prizes. I'd love to win the Grand Prize- a Toshiba laptop! Can you believe I'm a blogger that STILL doesn't own a laptop? Ridiculous, I know.

My other top prize picks are the $150 shopping spree from Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles or A Rocking Horse to Love cuz in spite of my daughter's overflowing closet she doesn't really have very many toys yet. And I'm totally digging the $450 Human Touch Foot and Calf Massager cuz it looks fabulous. They also have a lot of gift cards I'd love to win including ones to Target, Amazon, Restaurant.com, Disney Store, etc. Check it out. There's a lot of really cool stuff!

49 comments:

The Fischer Family said...

Wow! What an awesome story you have to share! I hop you enjoy the UBP! Have a blessed weekend!

Rhonda said...

I did this for the past two years, I think. This might pull me out of my bloggy slump. ;)

GGHadden said...

After all these years of blogging you would have thought I had already read the birthing story but nooooooooooooo,holy sh*t I laughed so hard I had to actually leave the computer at the "go in from behind" and just about fell off my chair reading about the "leg over the head swing". Girl you are ment to be a medic-you have skills!!!
I'm texting my partner that she has to read this tonight so she can laugh as hard and I did. Thanks for gettng me back into a beter mood :)

Michal said...

Gasp!
No laptop? Mia doesn't "have very many toys"?
What going on down there?
lol
I don't have a laptop either! Also, the toys will happen, oh yes they will. I am hoping that by this time next year you are tripping over all kinds of noisy and lighted gizmos.
I LOVE the birthing the baby in the tub story- classic!

Launa said...

Just dropped in from UBP! Great blog!! Happy Friday!

Kayce said...

Yea! I'm a party animal too! LOL!! I'm already a huge fan and can't wait to see you holding your girl...THIS YEAR!! Lots of love!!!

Spooky said...

Hi! Just bopping by on the Ultimate Blog Party hop ;) PARTY ON!!

Suzie said...

Just re-read the birth story and it was just as funny as the first time!!! I love your blog!

I don't have a lap top either. Or a lot of toys. But I do have a boat load of clothes for my mystery girl.

Kris said...

yep, the toys WILL happen and my god you'll have so many you'll have to store some for future use. it's ridiculous. and too much is NOT a good thing. kid gets overwhelmed and doesn't no where to start. :)

magically ordinary said...

Wow! You sound like a strong and fabulous woman! I can't wait to read more! So nice to meet you!

Steph said...

I hoped over from the UBP, I can't wait to read more, off to read all the other posts!

Carrie said...

So glad you stopped by today!

Wow! You have an amazing story! I can't imagine your long wait to Mia, but I can promise ... it is SO worth it!! ;)

Deana Birks said...

Stopping by from the UBP and now I'm going to subscribe in my Google Reader. This is great! I read the post about your sister -- one of my sons was born in a bathtub, too. Have a great weekend.

Cheeseboy said...

Not sure what a "blog party" is but your blog is very awesome and entertaining. The undercover hooker story had me cracking up. So glad you didn't describe yourself as a "Jesus Loving Homeschooler". Not that I have anything against Jesus...

Julie said...

Hi! So happy to find your blog through UBP! I have several friends waiting to adopt from China. My husband and I adopted our son domestically 2 1/2 years ago and has unbelievable blessed our life!
Please check out my money-saving blog, if you get a chance!

Carla said...

Good to "see" you back in action!

~Kristen said...

Also glad to see you "back in action"!!!

I however, am too lazy to participate... and will live vicariously....

XOXO

La-La-Liene said...

Just had to tell you that when I was looking at the blog roll for the Ultimate Blog Party 2010, I got a laugh at you putting yourself under the non-family friendly blogs. That's so you! There are some really great laughs I've gotten from your blog. Hope all is well in your world!

Michelle said...

What an amazing life you lead! I can't wait to explore more... starting with the bathtub delivery! WOW! I'm also in Ohio!

Dayngr said...

I adore you already! I'm a mom, an adoptee and a birthmother.

Greetings from Miami! I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

Paola said...

Oh what an interesting life. My best wishes with you and every goal you set for yourself. I am from CT!

jackie said...

Stopping by from UBP. I just read the story of you delivering your sister's baby. That was hilarious!

Have a great week!

http://www.myperfectlittleworldblog.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

Laura said...

Wow what a story! 46 months is a long time :( But as they say - all good things :)

I am also a single mom raising two little beans!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I still crack up every time you mention that bathtub story. It's in the top five funniest posts I've ever read!

One 2 Try said...

Beautiful Story. I wish you the best. Visiting from UPB 2010. Nice to meet you. Rita @ One 2 Try.

OziMum said...

If its some very tiny consellation... you've had alot of friends (new & old!) walking alongside you, this last four years?!

You are often in my thoughts, and although its a million miles to Mia, the journey WILL end, and a complete new adventure will begin!

Latte Mama said...

Hi! Visiting from UBP and having fun reading and meeting so many nice women! :)

Mama M. said...

Comin' by via UBP...wow, 4 years to wait for a babe?!

Bless you! That will be one wanted baby! Will you get a newborn, or are the children from China older when they are adopted?

Enjoyed reading your post!

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Diana said...

I am doing this too:) Glad you are posting again!!

Laura said...

Stopping by from UBP #2010. I do believe in miracles. In 1990, I was in a bad car accident & doctors only gave me a 2% chance of survival (I was in a coma & underwent open heart surgery, plus other injuries), but through the prayer of others, I'm healthy today.

God healed you when you were sick & he has a little girl already picked out for you, so just be patient. It has to happen on his time & now ours (even though we get very impatient).

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love the colors in your blog....will be back to read more..


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http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Janene said...

I have spent a lot of time reading your story. I applaud you for taking life as it is given and seeing the true purpose. You ARE a strong woman.

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Miss Angie said...

Howdy! I just thought I'd stop on by for the party over here at your little blog. Love the colors, it's so pretty!

I'm also amazed at everything you're doing! That's so awesome.

If you'd like to visit my party, please visit here.

Jenny said...

オッス!

Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!

さようなら!

TOSHeidi said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. I was attracted to the name of your blog, as I figured it was adoption-related. I have 2 children that are adopted from Vietnam (and 1 bio child). Adoption is very near and dear to my heart. I hope that you get your referral sooner than expected. I cannot imagine waiting as long as you have. Our adoption processes were 10 and 7 months, from start to finish.

Be sure to stop by my blog, where you can see pictures of my blessings!
http://heidi-strawser.blogspot.com

P.S. Your blog is adorable!

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Nicole said...

Stopping by to join your party. You have an awesome story!

Julia said...

Hi, I am here from the UBP10. I hope you can drop by and visit.
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Christa said...

HI! Stopping by from UBP10 I'm single Mom too, cant wait until you officially join me and my name is Krista well actually Christa ;)

I have a Baby Event coming up soon where you can try and win lots of stuff for Mia :)

I'm following you now!

Brittany said...

Stopping by from the blog party! I love your blog and your awesome story!

I would love for you to visit me atThe Suburban Princess Diaries.

NavyBride said...

Hoppin' in from UBP.

Your patience and dedication is amazing. Some little girl will be so blessed to have you as her Mommy.

My daughter, Mia, will be one on Friday. I don't often see her name!

Mary Lou-Lou said...

Hi there! Im visiting from UBP 10 and now Im following you. Your blog is so inspiring and uplifting to others. Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby for close to 5 years now. I was sure that I was the only one in the UBP10 that isnt a mom yet. It is nice to know there are others out there like me! Hang in there and have faith, I am sure that things will work out great for you. Im at http://maryscountrylife.blogspot.com if you want to drop by :-)

mudmama said...

wow, what a story! I have one bio son and started to adopt from China but withdrew due to wait time, however- not sure what our plan B is! Started with domestic but may switch gears again. Anyway, you are almost there! Glad I found ya via the UPB! :)

Katherine @ Postpartum Progress said...

Stopping by to say hello for the UBP10. Wishing you a more speedy resolution for your adoption. Keep hanging in there!

jessieasjune said...

Hi,
I found your blog via UBP-so happy I did! You have a great blog. My sister adopted 2 kids from Korea and they took quite a long time as well. I am going to follow you. I am sure your wait is SO worth it!
Feel free to stop by my blog while partying! Its at http://lifeofjunecleaver.blogspot.com/
Jessie

k1 said...

Nice to see an update. Glad to know that you are within a 'real' pregnancy term of getting your daughter.

Just for grins, have you thought about how you would react if you were referred a boy???

Kelli said...

This was a perfect time for me to start following your blog- loved getting to know you a little better. The birthing story? Priceless!

Jenni said...

Hope the adoption process speeds up!! Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest