Monthly Archives: May 2008

for my sweet friend…

There is only one thing I want my friends and family to truly understand about miscarriage:  The loss of a pregnancy is akin to experiencing the death of a loved one. We who continue to miscarry go through the grieving and mourning … Continue reading

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dear maria daniela,

Hello Princess! I’m not sure what your name will end up being so I am sticking with Princess for now. What do you think? I cannot believe papi and I will be there in a few short weeks to finally … Continue reading

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i have bad days too!

I cried myself to sleep last night. I haven’t done that in a really long time. There are lots of bad days for us Infertiles. :) I hadn’t had one for awhile, until this past week. The whole week seemed like a … Continue reading

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paper chain countdown

446 This past weekend Brooklynn and I made a paper chain to mark our three-week countdown to when we leave for Colombia. We alternated colors representing the Colombian flag–cute, huh? Brookie is in charge of tearing off a loop each … Continue reading

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belly wars

I was sitting in my sister’s car waiting for her to drop Spence off at grandma Hirschi’s. While I was waiting for her, I saw her sister-in-law, Sandi, cleaning out her van. She is pregnant with her fifth child and … Continue reading

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dear esmeralda,

I have been thinking about you a lot this week. I hope your broken arm is mending nicely. I can’t wait to hear the story of how you broke it. And I am very sorry that I was not there … Continue reading

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httpv:// OK, so these guys decided they were going to tell their two sons that they are planning on adopting a little sister. Check out the boys’ reactions!

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the packing begins :)

443 I promised a happy post–so here it is! I started packing yesterday. Aunt Jaimee brought home new beach towels from Wal-mart the other day, which got me rather excited to go through the clothing items I have. Adam and … Continue reading

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dear daniel,

Papi and I just got off the phone with Senor Raul. He is one of the people at Commonwealth Adoptions that is helping us bring you home. Raul says that you and your siblings are very excited to be adopted. … Continue reading

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immigration status–APPROVED!

425 That would be our I-171 approval in the picture. Just a simple sheet of paper that says we are “able to furnish proper care to an orphan or orphans as defined by Section 101 (b)(1)(F) of the Immigration and … Continue reading

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