Friday, February 25, 2011

Next?

Referrals arrived outta the blue yesterday!! It was a completely unexpected batch. The last one had only been about 21 days before. That's a super quick turnaround! Plus add in the fact that Chinese New Year was early this month and February is a short month anyway. No one was expecting this. No one.

We just heard the very first rumor on Weds that China was "preparing to match". Generally referrals come out a week or two after we hear that. But instead, phone calls started being made first thing Thursday.

And sure enough.....
China has matched through June 9th.


Which means I'm only 5 days away!!

It's almost certain I'll get my referral in the next batch!
Can y'all believe that?!

Now I say "almost" cuz we're all used to the unpredictable world of China adoption by now, aren't we? They could always surprise us and do a very small batch. It's unlikely. But it could certainly happen. So I have to be prepared for it. Have to try to guard my heart a little.

When the next batch will come is the big question. The average is about 30-35 days between batches. But they've stretched as long as 45 days before. And as we saw with this batch ...a quick 21 days in between.

But I'm guessing it will come at the very end of March or the first few days of April. I can't believe this wait is finally almost over. Could I be within a month of finally seeing my daughter's face? Of knowing who she is? Where she is? How old she is?

Could I really be NEXT!?

36 comments:

Mer (Lulu's Mommy) said...

:) I remember that feeling so well.
HUGS TO YOU

Aunt Tracy said...

I'm so excited for you! Hooray!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Its almost time~ Yahoo!!
Donna

Lisa~~ said...

Very excited for you and keeping everything crossed that next month you will see your daughter's face.

GGHadden said...

I hope she is from our Mia's SWI, that way when we are over there we can get some pics of her :) We will most likely travel around the same time you get your referral. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooo! Get ready for the referral high-it's great!

Colleen said...

So close! I'm so excited for you :)

M and M said...

VERY exciting!!!

Laurie said...

It is the most incredible feeling you can imagine. I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since we first saw our Ariana. I haven't stopped smiling. I am excited for you.

~Kristen said...

Next next next next.... come on chant it with me...
next next next next....

wooowhooooooo!!!!! bring it on!

dawn said...

Sounds to me like you better start pushing!
OMG...it's freak out time.
By all means guard your heart but enjoy every second of the countdown.

Sarah in MT said...

Oh, I'm soooo excited for you! Getting so close!

Julie said...

Woohoo!

Lindsay said...

OMG that is fantastic. Fingers crossed they turn March around quickly too. Wow.

MotherMotherOcean said...

Sweet Elvis!

my3 kids said...

Oh boy I am super excited for you too girl....fingers and toes crossed yipee!

K said...

What a great surprise. You are soooo close to seeing your daughter's face for the first time. That gorgeous nursery will soon be occupied!

Hanne said...

I´m keeping my fingers crossed that you are next XXXXXX

Hanne from Denmark

Wendy said...

HOORAY!!!!!!! I know you are checking Rumor Queen about 10 times a day and walking with a little dance in your step. It only gets better and better each day now. I can not wait to see Mia's referral picture posted here!

Diana said...

I am soooo HAPPY that you will/should/could/PRAYING be next!!!
You know the saying..March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb...Go buy a cute stuffed lion and lamb to go with all your penguins:)
HUGS

Kim said...

Whooooohooooooo...
Can't wait to see Miss Mia in your arms...
You sooo deserve this..
Hugz..

Hedgetoad said...

Remember to relax your face muscles every few hours or so... smiling constantly can be wearing. Also, do not operate any heavy machinery as you will find yourself drifting into daydreams quite readily.

Really excited for you!

Shannon said...

LOL! It is a wonderful feeling! She is becoming so real now, isn't she? I'm sure you've been sending "mind messages" to her for a while now telling her you love her and will be there soon! Right? I'm not the only crazy lady here, am I?! So happy for you! =)

Catherine said...

ohsoclose!!! SO excited for you! Cannot wait to celebrate Mia's referral!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I have chills reading your post!! I am so excited for you! I know the feeling of guarding your heart, be prepared to watch the walls crumble when you get that call. There is no better feeling than hearing you are a mother!! I can not wait to see your precious one!

Ellen

Debbie said...

Oh, tht is such exciting news!! Now I am even getting excited!! Can't wait to hear the good news and see the referral pic!! Love ya cuz!

Anonymous said...

I started to cry with happiness for you. So imagine when you finally get matched ...I'll need more tissues forsure!! Thanks for letting us follow you on this journey!!!

Bobbie

Brenda said...

So very happy for you - this is terrific!

H said...

I am so excited for you!!!

I can hardly wait to see a cute picture of your child pop up on here!

Peace and joy,

Heather
(Sam at Just Keep Swimming's sister)

C said...

YES! YES! YES!! Just going through this journey online with you has made me admire you so much! I don't know HOW you have kept your sanity all these years of waiting! So happy for you! Can't wait to read all about your journey in China!!!

Rhonda said...

WOOHOO! So excited for you.

kitchu said...

i usually reserve my cussing for private conversation and never use it on public forums/blogs/websites of any sort.

but.

YOU ARE SHITTING ME!!!!!!!!!!!


i want to pick up my phone and scream in YOUR EAR!!!!!!!

i still remember taking your photo in front of that shop in GA that had "Mia" on it... do you remember that?? sooooooooooooooo long ago.

omg.


OMG.

oh i wish i could hug you!!!!!!!

Traci said...

I understand the guarded heart. I was so grateful that they matched up to the day before us. That way when it was our turn I KNEW we were going to be in because we were the very next day. Some people chose to get bummed because they "missed it" by one day but I was grateful to know we were next.

Krista, those of us who came before you can not even imagine the joy that you're feeling. Unless you've waited an unbelievable number of years then one can't know what this feels like. I do know, however, how it felt for us and that was an insane feeling and so you must be way beyond that.

So excited for you!!!

Can't wait to see her face!

You'd better get busy dusting her room!! Your crib isn't out of compliance or anything by now, is it? This wait has been insane!!!! ;)

Love, Traci

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I am sitting at my desk crying tears of joy for you! I have read your blog for a very long time now (with a couple comments, few and far between) and couldn't be happier. I can not wait for you to be matched, for you to see your daughter's face and then post her picture on her for all of your readers to see and to watch closely as you post about the experience of going to China and holding her for the first time.

Good luck!!!!

Melanie from California

Kelli said...

It's so so so so close!!!! Can you beleive? Almost 4 years post LID and it's finally about to happen! I can't wait to hear the news!!!

aust2china said...

AMEN SISTA!!!! I REALLY REALLY THINK YOU COULD BE NEXT! :)

Gail said...

April! A perfect time for a referral. I got Abby's referral on April 4th 2008. Can't believe it took 3 years to get from Jan 06 to June 06 LID''s
Time to get excited!!!!