Thursday, September 6, 2007

Postponing the Home Visit

Well, I pushed out the home visit to the 25th. That gives us 19 days to get the house in some semblance of normalcy. I can see that without some sort of deadline, a remodel could last indefinitely. But I'm learning that contractor time is sort of like dog years. Just multiply whatever they tell you by 3.

In the meanwhile, we wait and edit some paperwork.

  • Dear birthparent letter: Thanks for voting on the photos! It was really valuable to have other people's perspective. We could choose the one we like but ultimately it's a marketing tool designed to attract the right birthfamily. So it's really more important that other people think it represents us well. I've updated the dear birthparent letter with the "zen garden" pic.

  • Autobiographies: Our counselor sent back our autobiographies with some minor edits. We'll make the changes and then check that one off the list as well.
Other than that, we're working hard to get the house ready. We've decided to hire some of the work done to speed up the process. Now I'm just waiting to see how much that decision is going to cost.

Oh and we're talking about names and expectations and all the other stuff that parents-to-be think about. I'd like to convince people that we're gonna have twins and name them Diego and Dora but I can't seem to keep a straight face. (If you don't know who Dora and Diego are, you need to hang around more 3 year olds. Lillian loved Diego.)


Anonymous September 6, 2007 at 11:58 AM  

I love Dora & Diego, but I couldn't imagine twins! Joshua would never forget their names as it is now his favorite show also! I can't wait to finally hear what you end up choosing. Just out of curiosity what was your favorite choice for photos?? Beth

Lori September 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM  

I would have picked the zen garden but I would have NEVER guessed the wind blown shot would be so popular!

Anonymous September 8, 2007 at 12:03 PM  

Do you have to wait until after the home visit for your birth letter & photo to be available to birth parents or does that happen when the paper work is in? Just wondering. Beth

LCM September 9, 2007 at 5:15 PM  

Where are we going? Big Red Chicken! We used to torment our older daughter, whenever she asked where we were going, we would say Big red chicken!
I hope that your house comes together soon, if for nothing but your sanity! A house is not so much a home when things are in such upheaval!

Jennifer September 10, 2007 at 9:03 AM  

The boys love Diego too! Rescue pack...comin' to the rescue!!! I'm loving using exclamation points today!!! TOO MUCH COFFEE!!!! Still praying for you guys and the process (as well as the birth mom and new baby God has already chosen to be born into your family).

Anonymous September 12, 2007 at 5:06 PM  

Becci is a great name, too! :)

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