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Verdict Rendered

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It's not official yet. There is still some paper work to be done and some hoops to jump through, but the adoption peeps are recommending our application be approved.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I will say this was by far the MOST humiliating experience of my life to have my personality ripped apart in front of a group of strangers and my husband. Turns out I really am bat shit crazy.

But not the 'throw me into a padded room and wrestle with the straight jacket' variety of crazy.

More the 'control freak, aggressive, chew your faces off and eat your young, strong personality' type of crazy.

I'll take it.

Oh, and the adoption peeps know about the blog.

Ya. Good times. Nothing like digging your own grave and eating a little crow.

Let's all say hello and thank you to the nice ladies who I have mocked and terrorized over the course of the year, shall we?

I now think they shoot rainbows and sunbeams out their backsides.

I'm nothing if not fickle. But I'll write more about that later, when I've recovered from my humiliation and come down from my euphoric high of being told I'm gonna be a mommy again.

With no morning sickness, hemorrhoids or swollen belly.

Don't hate on me all you pregnant ladies.

I'm crazy. The report said so.

And thank you once again, for all the well wishes, support and emails you have sent me. It kept me warm and fuzzy as I rocked back and forth and listened to just how certifiable the athletically trim and charming psych dude thought I was.
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Reader Comments (141)

i have read your blog from the sidelines for months now. i am so inspired by you and you zest for life! i am thrilled for you and the fam and the new addition to your clan. good luck and many well wishes!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersara

AWESOME!!!! I have been checking my feed reader and hitting "refresh" since yesterday afternoon. I am so happy for you and your family. Congratulations, Mom!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Congradulations!!!! What fantastic news. I am thrilled for all of you.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterStaci Hyun


I've checked your blog about 40 times since yesterday given that I was more nervous than a chihuahua in a Korean deli. Crazy parents make good parents. I should know.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBennie


October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJan

T, wonderful, wonderful news. You crazy? Are they nuts? How could they think a clean, wholesome, fun-loving, attention and loving mother could be bat-shit crazy? Doesn't everyone have tats and nipple-piercings? No, so oh well.

On a more personal note, I really am so very glad for you and Boo, and Fric and Frac, that I really don't know what to say. I'm sure the process will go much faster now and you will have your new baby before the end of the year. Won't that be a super Christmas present???

Much love, L. ooxxoo

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermotherkitty

yay! i've been checking obsessively for, like, fifteen hours now, you know.

beaming for you. beaming.

that child will be so blessed, and so loved.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBon

Yay! That's awesome. I don't even know you except through this blog but I was all set to be really pissed off if you weren't approved. Congratulations!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I too have been obsessively checking for updates. True I don't know you from adam and you don't know me but in my own way I am ELATED for you and your family. Words just can't express how wonderful it is that you are going to be a mommy to some child who needs it so badly. Really to quote Jan...Just...Yay!!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen


I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes ( at work - I can blame it on allergies or better yet, diesel fumes...) Have been hitting refresh like a mad woman since I came in...

Of COURSE they approved you - THEY would have been the crazy ones if they hadn't !!

This Texas mama is sooo wishing you a new family member to arrive SOON !!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBoomom

I am sooo happy for you, and for your new wee'un. I've read every single one of your posts and have been rooting for you so hard! Bearhugs!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I KNEW IT! You're the best T....and it's hard for that NOT to show.


I feel like having a "baby" shower for you! Hard prayers pay off!

Yay to you, Boo & Fric/Frac. The new addition will love you to pieces.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Crafty Wanna-Be

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! I've been waiting anxiously and didn't want to deluge you with email. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Hooray!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermetro mama

Yee Haw! I've been dreading reading your blog for fear of bad news on my bday...Oh me of little faith! =) Congratulations (not on being crazy, but about being approved.) ;)

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPatty House

I'm a complete lurker, not sure I've ever commented but read religiously. I'm glad your being 'batshit crazy' is OK :) Congrats on you impending motherhood again. Good Luck!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Long time lurker...so excited for you and even more excited for the new addition. S/he is so freakin' lucky to have such a fierce momma.

much love from this stranger

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJess


All right, T!

I can't WAIT for this next chapter!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdaysgoby

YEEEHAAAWWW!!!!!!! I'm so, so, happy for all of you.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSue


October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRoth Family

Yay!!! I was so nervous clicking the link to your site knowing it would probably announce the verdict but yay!! Great news!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I had to come back and check today. I am beyond thrilled for you!!! (though, as I am currently dealing with morning sickness a little jealous that you get to keep your flat stomach and not barf today).
You deserve it!!!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLaural Dawn

I've said it before, I'll say it again --I really think them knowing about your blog could only help your case. Anyone who reads it can tell you are just an awesome person through and through. Congrats, T!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjackie

Yeah, I will do my happy dance for you.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I have my screen set to half size so I'm not being blatant, so when I scrolled down I just saw the red color of the stamp, and not actually what it said. My tummy plummeted. Then I saw the word.

I'll just add my "WWWOOO freaking HOOO" to the list. Rock on!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterie

I got shivers when I saw that nice red stamp. Congratulations to the whole fam - casa kgirl is so, so, so, so happy for you all. Now go practice your hoop-jumping and let's get this show on the road!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkgirl

I am jumping up and down for you right now!!!! For ALL of you!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercarrie

The best news I've heard all day. And you can't be crazy if you know you're crazy.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Chicken

WHOO! I about shat myself when I read the part that said that they knew about your blog.

Congratulations to you and your family =] I've been waiting to see this post since I read the first one about your attempt to adopt. Good luck with paperwork going quickly. As others have said, hopefully you'll have your new little one by the end of the year =]

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTrailin'

Fuck Yeah!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHetha

Just recently started lurking but wanted to come out and say congratulations and God bless you and your family. There is nothing wrong with being a strong crazy woman!!! I enjoy reading your blog tremendously.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I'm so happy for you, T!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlena

Whoohoo! Congratulations my crazy, eat-your-face-off friend. I knew that strong personality of yours would pay off.

But for the record, I'd rather be crazy than deal with morning sickness. Crazy = colorful.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Chicky


October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAbove Average Joe

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! I'm very excited for you & your family!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTamblina


Or. Good Show (if they're reading, you know)

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I guess those pics of your son in the bird cage didnt hurt you any LOL

Great job, but one small item to point out...

You were/are a mommy

the use of "mommy again" is an oxymoron


October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLarryLilly

Omg YAY!!! Congrats!!!

Both on the bat shit crazy (now your cetrifiable) and the approval!!!

What on earth did they SAY about the blog??

So so happy for you guys!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMamaMichelsBabies

Congratualtions!!! I hope all the bureaucrats read the nice comments we have all made about them lately. If they have an ounce of reality in them, they secretly love your blog, and are lurking at the moment. I was praying for your family last night!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterElly

Yay I am so so pleased for you. Congratulations seems inadequate, because there just aren't words to describe how happy I am for you. Good luck I really hope you get that special little someone that will give you everything you have been hoping for (oh alright I know they can't give you everything because they can't ever replace your little bug) but they can help with the pain and make it more bearable. (((((hugs))))))

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal Blake

Just DeLurkings to say..........Congrats!!!!!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRose

I am so very happy for all of you!!! Yeah!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

Like everyone else, I have been checking your site quite often to find out the results. Congratulations!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGerald


Best news I've heard in awhile!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterslouching mom

Short-time reader, but I'm catching up--I've been reading backwards, right now I'm involved with Jan '07, reading about the adoption folks.

Happy for you and yours. I hope you get your new bundle of joy soon.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Yay!! So happy for you guys! Congrats!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKarly

Oh T. That is WONDERFUL!! Tonight I'll have a glass of wine and toast it your way.

Hi, Adoption Peeps. We all luuuuurve you now. :)

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKyla

You know what? When I read that they didn't know about your blog (before today) I kinda figured they'd find out. Do a simple google search. And I thought to myself that this blog is an asset. Seriously. When I read this blog I think what an intelligent, sassy, STRONG woman. What an inspiring story and family. And no matter what they read on here, you know it's true, they know it's true; rules are rules, and their asses are theirs in the end- I am pretty sure they were all secretly rooting for you to be approved. So congrats on the impending arrival and addition. I couldn't have happened to a better mom. Or brother or sister. Or Boo. It just make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Shucks.

And for the record. I take xanax and I think I am pretty normal. You know... all things considered ;o ) I think everyone needs their own script and then maybe, just maybe, we could all get along.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Hooray!!!!!!! I knew you'd be approved and that you were bat shit crazy! But it's all good!

Now another little being to torture. Er... I mean LOVE.

I can't believe they know 'bout this little ol' blog!

But then again, this place was probably your saving grace if they've read anything that you've written about Bug.

Love ya T.!

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersam

They know about the blog??? Wow. They must be crazy too!

I am soooooo happy for you. I even shed a tear when I saw your approval stamps.

October 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlley Cat

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