Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Paper Chase

Well, the adoption paper chase has officially begun. I've spent the last 30-ish hours downloading forms, filling out paperwork, and running all over creation to assemble the required documentation for our adoption application. It's a lot of work, but at least I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. (For the record, I get zero satisfaction out of pumping myself with hormones and repeatedly going "under the knife" for multiple failed IVFs.)

Speaking of IVF . . . my egg retrieval surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning! It's really crept up on me this time, since I've been so busy with our adoption plans. Please keep your fingers crossed that we get at least two eggs!!


Because I've spent all my time compiling our adoption application and preparing to be on bed rest (by stocking up on groceries, doing laundry, getting the house in shape, etc), I've been a very bad blogging buddy the last two days. I currently have nearly 150 unread entries on my Google Reader and I am way behind with my comments. I'm so sorry!


I'll be on bed rest tomorrow, so that should allow me plenty of time to catch up with everyone. In the meantime, please forgive me for being a bad blogger!

29 comments:

Deb said...

Keepin fingers, toes and eyes crossed for ya Loopy. And dont worry about commentin and stuff - your still a great blog buddy and we all still luv ya!!

Good luck tomorrow!

TTCinDC said...

Fingers crossed. Will be thinking about you tomorrow and hoping things go well. Be sure to update us.

julie_joshb said...

your not a bad blogger! praying for tomorrow!!

Julie said...

Good luck tomorrow. And now the phrase that everyone used to say to me (which never really made me feel better but maybe it will you...) 'It only takes one'.

Mrs. Spit said...

Good Eggs. Good Eggs. C'mon good eggs!

Jocelyn said...

You are an excellent blogger!! Good luck tomorrow!

msl said...

Good luck tomorrow!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Wishing you lots of luck tomorrow....SM too!

The paperwork does seem like a lot at first, but once you get started it will go fast.....save copies of everything you complete and order extra copies of any documents that you need from government agencies!

Have a good night...get lots of rest! Hoping this time is the charm!

Away2me (Deanna) said...

Oh you and me both on the shopping for food and doing laundry and general chores. I've got everything done except the floors and I'm making DH mow the laws, cause I'm way to uncomfortable mow at this stage. I trigger tonight!

I can't wait to hear how you feel tomorrow. Also glad to know that moving forward with your adoption plans has acted as a distraction from some of the IVF stuff.

Good luck on both fronts.

peesticksandstones said...

Ooooh, good luck tomorrow! And happy healing once you get back home. I've gotta admit, I always look forward to some highly-justified couch and stupid DVD time after these procedures.

In a weird way, too, I'm also looking forward to the adoption paperwork. I love organizing things, getting stuff done, seeing tidy piles of progress. That's been one of the most frustrating parts about fertility treatment. Soooo much work, but so little to show for it most of the time. Makes me insane!

Kerri said...

No worries about commenting.
Fingers will be crossed for your surgery tomorrow and for your dossier prep too.
Kerri and Ruby

Emily said...

Oooooooooooh good luck tomorrow! I hope the fertile hula dancers shake their hips for you and bestow you much fertile-ness!

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Nun's picture had me laughing!

Crossing everything for you, girl! sore nipples and all!!!

LUCK!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Consider yourself forgiven, though I don't say I blame you. Sounds like you've really got your hands full!

Fingers are crossed. Come on eggies!!

megan said...

I hope you got some good books an movies to watch while on bed rest!!! I hate laying around doing nothing so that saved me. I have my fingers an toes crossed for you!

Isn't that paperwork a blast!!! LOL

Amy said...

I am going to go with... no, you are not a bad blogger. Are you kidding me?
Hoping tomorrow goes well for you!

SAHW said...

You're like super commenter of NCLM...so you probably need a break anyway! :) Hoping all goes well tomorrow!

MamaSoon said...

Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to hear the news.

Io said...

I am crossing my everything for you. xo

Lost in Space said...

Everything crossed for you tomorrow!!! Sending strong healthy egg thoughts!!

Lots of love and hugs. (:

PJ said...

Fingers, and toes, and legs ALL crossed for you! Good luck!

Baby Step said...

DC - thinking all positive thoughts that you get at least two eggs if not more! Can't wait to hear the updates. Take it easy.

PJ said...

And um... is it just me, or is the nun pic a little disturbing? LOL!

luna said...

still amazed you're doing this all at once, literally! best of luck with retrieval and fert and all that good stuff.

andrea said...

GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!

Heather said...

You are forgiven! Lots of luck with your transfer!

Liesl said...

Just found your blog today, but noticed that today's the day for your transfer...sending some prayers your way! I think this may be a blog I continually stalk, er, I mean READ.
Good luck today!
~Liesl
www.irwin-update.blogspot.com

Sugar Photography said...

ooh-I'm late to the party...hope it went well today and you got two big, fat, healthy eggs (er, or something)

as for the paperchase...dearlordinheaven...I HATED that so much. But I'm not an organizer, nor do I plan ahead or find satisfaction in piles of paper. I was never so happy as the day we sent off the last bit of paperwork and I could wash my hands of that massive to-do list.

good luck with everything!

Joanna said...

Good luck! Good luck! Good luck! I hope you get some good eggs!! Cant wait to hear!