Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Our first meeting

We met Ariana last night. It was wonderful to meet her! It was surreal and overwhelming, but very very good. I don't want to say too much more than that, but we might get together again this weekend if her schedule allows.




Blogger frog said...


4:03 PM  
Blogger Canada said...

Yes, if her schedule doesn't include labour and delivery! Seriously, though, I'm so glad it went well. I'm looking forward to hearing more about her, and keeping my fingers crossed that her baby is Hester Willa.


10:11 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

That's great news. And if I may quote a previous commenter: "yay!" :)

7:29 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I tell you, I'm getting a perverse enjoyment out of watching your story unfold. Two years ago today we submitted our homestudy paperwork for adoption number one (aka: James.. lol). We met his birthmom on the 14th, just three days later. Her first contact with us was in December of '04 and James was born in Feb. of '05... so our timelines are pretty similar.

Watching your journey is like reliving ours. <3

If you ever want to commisterate offline or off blog to someone who has BTDT (well, as much as one can have experience in the very 'every situation is different' land of domestic open adoption) feel free to email me. I'd be happy to be a sounding board and a shoulder. :) :)


7:59 AM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better and the meeting went well with Ariana.

I've been super busy and super sick as well so I'm just now catching up on your blog.

Guess what? Jake's birthday is the 15th!

I'll be thinking of you all!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Neasa said...

Adding a third Yay! to the fray!

Glad you're feeling better. Big G & I are both at the tail-end of some nasty viral onslaught too, but upper respiratory. No fun being sick!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Hey, you guys are wicked nice!

frog, thanks for your well wishes. And right back atcha, too. I'm v. happy for you and turtle!

Canada, thanks for your well wishes, too. Rest assured that Petunia and I will keep you posted about this little baby. Hey, are coming to the conference this spring, If so, you might meet her then. Eek!

Abigail, thanks for your kind comment, and good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you.

Erin, I'd very much like to email you about a few things--thank you for your kind offer. I couldn't find your email address on your site; could you send it to me at Thanks!

Wendy, I knew about Monday being Jake's birthday, but somehow the 2 pieces of info didn't connect. I'll be so excited if our daughter is born on your son's birthday! Ooh! The excitement!

And Neasa, thanks for your kind words as well. I'm sending healthy thoughts to you and Big G.!

Thanks again, everyone! Y'all are very kind and I appreciate your words of encouragement very much.

4:05 PM  

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