a reader in Florida for being the first person to contribute to our adoption trip fund! I am deeply touched and honored by your generosity! Thanks for helping us out! Look for a thank you card in your e-mail box! :>)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
I've been thinking about Mongolian spots lately. I don't know why....odd thing to think about, isn't it?
Mongolian spots are irregularly-shaped bluish, slate-gray, or dark brown birthmarks common in Asian, African-American, Native-American, among other, races. At least one Mongolian spot is present on over 90% of Native Americans and people of African descent, over 80% of Asians, over 70% of Hispanics,and people of African descent, over 80% of Asians, over 70% of Hispanics, and just under 10% of fair-skinned infants (Clinical Pediatric Dermatology, 1993). Despite the name, Mongolian spots have no known anthropologic significance, except for being more common in darker-skinned infants.
Posted by Karen at 1:24 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Well, with Elton John being one of my all-time fave artists, I was so excited that I was finally going to be able to see him in person. My youngest sister had tickets, and she couldn't go, so she sold them to me, and I was going to take my other sister Lisa, in honor of her upcoming graduation from VSU, for a sisters-away weekend.
To make a long story short...Elton cancelled on me! I was so disappointed! But, to give him credit, I think he was sick and was on doctor's orders to rest.
Lisa and I had a great time anyway! We found a beautiful spring jacket for her to wear on her job interview tomorrow, and I bought a few things for the boys and myself. We got home today at lunch. Now it's on to housework before getting ready for work tomorrow!
Posted by Karen at 5:33 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Well, what do you think?
I found this cute "girly" template at Pyzam. Unfortunately, I don't know HTML well enough to change the template without deleting the widgets. It might take me a few days to get everything back up. The thing I miss the most is my counter! I loved seeing how many of you all out in blogland came to read about this boring life of mine! Anyway, be patient - I'll have it up, and even better than before - within a few days!
Posted by Karen at 6:47 PM
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Since David won't be traveling with me to China, I'm really thinking that a comfortable baby carrier is going to be essential on the trip to adopt Kaelie. Even though I've considered luggage and done a lot of preliminary planning (luggage, what to pack, etc.), getting through airports with a checked bag, carry-on, and diaper bag is going to be a challenge!
Sizing is very important with this sling. If you get it too small, the baby's legs will be squished; too big and the baby is floppy in the carrier. It's sized according to the mom's measurement from shoulder to hip.
Posted by Karen at 12:24 AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I'm happy to report that the CCAA has completed referrals for all 2005 families and has begun January, 2006 referrals! Yeehoo! Referrals were issued through January 4, 2006. We have 44 more calendar days until our 2/17/06 LID.
So, with a new batch comes my own new referral predictions! This time, I averaged the the number of days (6.38) for the last 13 batches and also considered the number of RQ poll families.
Here are my best guesses:
April Referrals - Through January 10
May Referrals - Through January 15
June Referrals - Through January 22
July Referrals - Through January 27
August Referrals - Through February 9 (accounting for Chinese New Year)
September Referrals - Through February 17
So, I am currently planning on an early September referral with travel in mid- to late November.
China Adoption Forecast has us also receiving our referral this year.
It was so exciting to see my Precious Pandas buddies receiving their referrals! This is my January DTC yahoo group - I couldn't make through this wait without them!
Posted by Karen at 9:44 PM