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Waiting Game

I know that everyone is looking for an update or as my dear brother calls it, a Baby Countdown status check. Right now we are in a waiting game…waiting for the little peanut to feel like making her appearance. She doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. I spoke to Josie today. She […]


Entrustment Ceremony

This is a tough post to write. I think I’ve started it about 50 times already. I’m so worried about not telling the story right…or not sufficiently doing it justice. I want to convey my awe. I am in utter, jaw-dropping, heart stopping awe…all because of Josie. I know I’ve gone on about how fabulous […]


The Orbit Is Cool

Everyone, Thank you for your comments and thoughts on my last post. I agree with those of you who said that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the naming issue, but we have to do what feels right to all parties. I believe that this is what we have achieved with me, AdoringHusband, and Josie. […]


What’s In A Name?

Should adoptive parents change their children’s names? at Anti-Racist Parent – for parents committed to raising children with an anti-racist outlook I know that I should just be chillin’ like Dylan, waiting for the big day to come, but you all know me by now. I’ve got to jump into the fray and give my […]


Changing The Sheets

Well the baby bedding, that is. Originally I had chosen this Banana Fish bedding pattern: My decorators and I had even picked out a complementary fabric for the Katama glider I planned to order for the nursery: But then I fell in love with the colors in this Glenna Jean bedding called Soho: Click here to […]


One Centimeter

Our potential birth mom is one centimeter dilated. That was the message I got on my blackberry when my plane stopped in Denver for a refueling stop on the way to San Francisco. One centimeter?! Did that mean she’s going to deliver? Should I fight my way off the plane and head back to Philly? […]


When Will It Stop?

Luda, my trainer, is pregnant. I don’t know how I missed it before since she is showing. Maybe I didn’t want to see. I dunno. What I do know is that I felt that familiar resentment starting up once again. And I hate myself for it. How petty a person can I be to keep […]


Too Many Trolls

I’ve had it with the trolls. Somehow it is a little too easy for trolls to post here in my LJ blog. I’m tired of deleting the messages. I’ve changed my settings so that only registered LJ users can post to this blog. Non-registered users should visit my WordPress blog at Welcome To The Dollhouse.


Who You Calling “Girl?”

So there I am standing in line in my favorite BabiesRUs. I decided to try larger breastshields to see if they improved my pumping. Instead of my usual ordering on line, I decided to shop locally. My lactation counselor told me that they were carried at BabiesRUs. While there I picked up a few onesies […]


Who You Calling “Girl?”

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. So there I am standing in line in my favorite BabiesRUs. I decided to try larger breastshields to see if they improved my pumping. Instead of my usual ordering on line, I decided to shop locally. My lactation counselor told me that […]


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