Tuesday, October 7

drum roll

Ok, for the most part, we have told our parents. Mind you, we each have several sets of parents. Hopefully this week we'll get to tell (in person!) our numbers to Justin's Dad and Bonus Mom. But since they don't read this blog...and nobody will really tell them, I feel like it's alright to post.

Are you ready?
Drum Roll please.

According to our phone call LAST WEDNESDAY, we were OFFICIALLY
#25 Girls (Cindy- good guess!!!)
#15 Boys
#9 Sibs

BUT!!! There have been at least TWO referrals for girls this week, maybe three and I'm not sure if any of them were on multiple lists. All I can say is that it's pretty nifty to be on The List for 5 days and already move a few spaces. How cool is that?

The current debate is whether or not the girls number will get anywhere close to the boys number. Justin is definately convinced it's going to be a boy (has been all along) but my grandparents are really pushing for a girl. You can cast your vote on the sidebar if you'd like. I think it would be a fun game. Julie (AGCI) said that you can never tell what the numbers will do or where you will be on either list when you get "the call". I hope she's right. I want to be guessing until the end! I love surprises! In fact, if we could not know until we went to Ethiopia to meet our baby, that would be awesome. I know, I know, you're all thinking I am crazy. Oh well. I never said I wasn't.

So those are our numbers. And we're still celebrating. Especially since there's been movement!


Cindy said...

woot woot!!!!!
That is incredible! I am so excited for you...seriously...stupid excited! I am wishing you a happy speedy process :)

Our journey said...

You never know how the lists are going to move. Autumn started at #12 two weeks before we got on the list. We started at #24 and received our referral only two weeks after her. Only God knows!!!

Maria and Family said...

Movement is awesome!! It brings you one step closer to your baby (or babies .. ) !!Hang on ...the list can move fast ! Maria

Michael and Michelle said...

I am more than pumped for you guys!!! This is just GREAT!


Super Mom said...

I bet you'll be guessing to the very end (I'm in the single digits and the boy and girl lists keep trading places). Several families have gotten to #1 or 2 on both lists! It does hamper the shopping a bit (probably a good thing).

neely said...

How fun! I am another adotping mom through AGCI and I think we are right behind you...we are #27 on girls and #10 on siblings.

Paul and DeeDee said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys! Stilllllllll waiting for ours but I am hoping it should be any time now. :) And I think you are unofficially #22 on the girls and I am not sure about the boys! I have to get better at my blog stalking.

Brian and Autumn said...

YEAH for movement!! I think you will definitely be guessing until the last minute. The Cosgroves were parallel to us on the girl's list. BUT they got the call when they were #8 still. That's right, like 8 girl referrals in a matter of a couple days. We were #8 on the boy's list and still had MONTHS of waiting ahead. YOU NEVER KNOW...! I think they go in spurts... 4-8 referrals of one sex then a few of the other... :)

smer bear said...

Just wanted to wish yall a HUGE congrats on this joyous event! SO AMAZING!!!!! I'm so happy for the both of you!

Three2Five said...

Soo I just found your blog and wanted to tell you we were "unofficially #2 on Girls and #4 on boys when we got our referral phone call!!!
Oh and I know someone this summer who was #7 when she got her phone call! YIKES!!!

Michael and Michelle said...

Justin and NellAnn,
I just got my package from you....Oh my!!!!! I am teary!! Thank you so much!!! I am going to take all three items with me to pick up our baby!!! I was just thinking...I need some cute burp rags. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Thank you for putting a smile on my face today. I was having a bad day and this came at the right time!!!! You are a honey!!!!!
I can't wait to watch your journey unfold.
(My guess is a baby girl for you)


Stacie said...

Woohoo! I'm so happy things are moving and you are getting ever so close to your baby, or babies! You guys are too cute!

Paul and DeeDee said...

oh oh oh! Julie likes me again! No just kidding, the check finally came in! crazy postal workers! We are #26 on the girl's list!!! I can't believe it!

Paul and DeeDee said...

I'm not sure if our number includes the recent referrals. I think it probably does since we got our numbers after a few of them officially accepted....but I don't know for sure.

Fan Club