Monday, January 19

number one!

Sweet, sweet Kim received her referral today. A precious boy. 

That makes me
no. 6 siblings
no.6 girl
no.1 boy

Yes, you read that correctly. 
NUMBER ONE!!!

I already have the cutest stories of how people responded:

1. I called Justin's mom to tell her. She's super-excited about her first grandbaby, especially since she's the last to get one. Anyway, I called and this is what happened:
me: I have some news. We're number one.
JK: I already knew that.
me: wait, who told you?
JK: told me what?
me: we're number one! 
JK: I already know that.
me: no...we're...(cuts me off)
JK: OH! You're NUMBER ONE! On the list! Oh! OH!

It was so cute. She thought I was just reminding her that we are her favorites or something silly like that. I wish I had recorded it. Too cute! 

2. I posted on facebook that we were number one. I answered the phone when Christina called to straight up screaming. It was hilarious. 

3. When I told one friend, this is what I heard, "SHUT UP! ONE? SHUT UP!"

It's been really fun around here! 

Also, for those of you who would like to be notified as soon as we get the call, you can post a comment with your email address and we'll send you a little shout out when we get the call...you know, since it could be anyday!

23 comments:

jody said...

yay! so close! yipee for you guys!!!

Mandy said...

I'm so excited for you guys! I love the response from Justin's mom!!! :)

Cindy said...

woooooooo hooo hooo hooo!!! I am so thrilled! It is finally almost here. I cannot believe it....Mihiret has been home for 10 1/2 months already....I am so glad your time is near. Cannot wait!
Oh and I will have to find you on facebook :)

Jana said...

So excited for you!! Did all your paperwork get straightened out??

missy said...

#1...rock on!!!!!!

Super Mom said...

I am so happy that it's your turn! Hoping you don't stay #1 for long.
Erin

"Indescribable" said...

AWESOME!!! SO excited! Looks like you went to #1 FAST!!! Can't wait for more news! Following closely.

Laurie said...

Everytime I see that you have updated on my blog roll, I gasp! Ha! Oh I am on pins and needles for ya'll. Yipee!!

Mike & Sharon said...

So happy for you!

Renee said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh #1 rocks...hope you get that call soon and you know i want the details asap haha..Still hoping you and kim get to travel with me.

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you and Justin. Now of course, I expect to be able to buy some baby things in the near future. YAY YAY YAY YAY!!

Paul and DeeDee said...

thanks for the awesome birthday present!! I can't believe you are number 1!! I mean, whoa, this has gone pretty fast....I remember trying to beat you to get our dossier in!! hahahaha!

neely said...

so there still is a real possibility that we could travel together!! yipee! hope you get a great call this week.

Tisha said...

Your MIL response was great!! I am so happy for you!!
I have a question. I noticed that you moved down again in the sibling list. I think I may of missed something. Can you fill me in please?!

Kristi J said...

So, happy for you guys..I won't know if I'm number 1 or not...So, I'll take #2 as long as my referral comes soon :) Hopefully we'll travel together...can't wait, kristi

Tisha said...

Thanks!!! I didn't realize that Kim was also on the sibling list. Once you and Kristi get your referrals, I will have no idea who is ahead of us (after #1 and #2)... crazy!!

Again, so happy for you guys. I am excited to hear all about the referral day when it comes...

Leann said...

Very exciting to be #1!!! I didn't get on the listserve until after we got our referral, so I was totally (well, other than my women's intuition) surprised when we got the call.
We are taking 5 50 lb bags, 2 of which are nothing but diapers and formula. Packing tip:use diapers to pad around everything else. We also vacuum-sealed our clothes and put all the baby clothes in gallon bags and pressed all the air out -- saves a ton of room!!

Brian and Autumn said...

If you get THE CALL before the 30th e-mail me and I will search for your little boy and then report back to you. Yes I said little boy because that was my guess like 10 years ago and it still is... :)
-Autumn
If it's a girl I will look for her too :)

Brian and Autumn said...

If you get THE CALL before the 30th e-mail me and I will search for your little boy and then report back to you. Yes I said little boy because that was my guess like 10 years ago and it still is... :)
-Autumn
If it's a girl I will look for her too :)

Dawn said...

are you freaking out?! you should be!!! WOOHOO!! can't wait to hear that you got THE call!! :)

Kris & Staci said...

Just curious, are you guys in a really small adoption agency? Our dossier was sent to Ethiopia at the end of August and we are only at 44. Congrats on your new number!

Eryn said...

Great news! Praying that it comes really really quick!! Eryn

Guard Wife said...

Congratulations! :) How exciting!!

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