adoption

Much better day!

Today I feel much more energized about our adoption! I had magnets made at vistaprint.com to send to family & friends asking them to pray for our adoption as well as give them our adoption blog (www.themilleradoptionjourney.blogspot.com). I didn’t think that they would want to see my daily rantings or review my cycle history. Ha! We also listed some items on craigslist.com last night and already got offers! Woo-hoo! I have so much more peace about everything today! I am trying to be obedient in following God’s lead!

chronic illness

Crushed…and Inspired

Here is what I posted on thenest as I don’t think I can type it out again:

I just got an email back from the agency we were really hoping to work with about some questions that we had regarding health issues. We had really wanted to adopt from Korea but I was just informed that with DH’s diabetes we will not qualify. We have also thought about Ethiopia but were concerned with family issues (and I have been feeling a tug in my heart the past couple days for that program) so we still qualify there. Maybe this is God’s way of showing us His will and what we are really suppose to do, which is great as we will love a child from anywhere but gosh, the emotional rollercoaster is tough!

chronic illness

I survived pre-op…barely

The nurse about killed me for the bloodwork. I know I’ve got really bad viens but please listen when I advise which arm to use! She didn’t and practically had to suck the blood out with a syringe since she didn’t get a good vien. I honestly thought I would pass out. Thank goodness for those smells salts! But other than that, it wasn’t too bad. I got the usual risk speeches about blood transfusions and chance for infections, etc. I was glad to find out that I will have a private room. Definitely don’t want to have doctors/nurses having to come in a check my incisions in my girly regions with a complete stranger sharing a room! So I’m definitely starting to get more nervous but I think as long as I get a good nurse who knows how to put in an IV I’ll be fine as far as the surgery itself goes. I may become a druggie though..the nurse said I would probably get one of those drug pumps 🙂 hahaha!