Saturday, January 3, 2009

Recalling details

I can't explain this but I have constant butterflies in my stomach today. Perhaps I'm relating to this time last year when the excitement of traveling to China had finally become reality. Or maybe it was the fact I had never traveled overseas and was wondering how I could stay in my seat for 13 hours. Yep, so much to think about. I MEAN I WAS GOING TO BECOME A MOMMY in 3 days...my mind was racing, my heart pounding and so I kept packing and unpacking. I was a complete nut case, no sleep for weeks and now wild with love for this child I would soon meet. How could anyone keep their emotions in check.

All in all I was so HAPPY! HAPPIER THAN I ever Imagined I could be, knowing this child, my daughter was awaiting me (us) in a small orphanage half way around the world.


FINALIZING THE CHECK LIST

ALL IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS, COMPUTER, GIFTS, GLASSES AND DIAPER BAG (YES I GAVE UP COACH FOR THIS BAG) BY THE WAY THIS IS MY MESSY WORK ROOM AND I LIKE IT MESSY!  MY FABRIC STASH, COMPUTER AND SCHOOL STUFF, PHOTOGRAPHY GADGETS, ETC.  ANALOGOUS TO A MAN'S MESSY GARAGE!
*CRIB AND WATCH DOG

*STROLLER, STUFFED ANIMALS
VISAS
GUESS THIS WAS THE LAST TIME I LAUGHED WITH ONE OF THESE IN MY HANDS:))

*BACKPACK
MAYBE?




 80 OZ OF JAVA.  No wonder I am an Insomniac:))

8 comments:

EllieNat said...

I love remembering the excitement I felt when I first met my daughters. It never gets old!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ivy, you are too cute! The pug in the carrier slays me... lol

Jennifer said...

Ivy, Love the pictures. I love the one of you with the diaper in your hand.

Jen

a Tonggu Momma said...

Loving the walks down memory lane! As to the coffee and insomnia... girl, I was gonna say that you'd have to drink two of those to create insomnia, but you HAVE two of them in your hands.

Natalie said...

I remember some of that! My friend, YOU are silly and I love you!

Ivy said...

Oh Momma's, I still feel like I remember all this as if it was yesterday. By the stress marks on my face and bags under my eyes, it's amazing I remember any details.

Thought I would dig into my humor before I post Gotcha day!

I love you all my friends.

mommy24treasures said...

oh this was a perfect post we could feel your memories come alive.

Yoli said...

Ivy tomorrow is our gotcha day. What a stressful and wonderful time that way.

 
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