NCLM intro

I am so glad that I joined in all the fun for National Comment Leaving Month hosted by Mel. It’s been great visiting bloggers, and it’s been even better to be getting so many comments!

Things you may or may not be wondering:
My blog title is sort of half-spin on the concept of ‘gotcha day’ and half-quote of what I say when I pick up MAM when she’s crying “I gotcha baby, I gotcha..”

My hubby is not in the habit of dancing for money. Honest. At functions where there is normally dancing, he is typically not.

Hubby and I are parents through the miracle of open, domestic (extremely local) adoption. When our efforts to become parents weren’t working, we went to the doctors. They poked around about and our RE gave us his opinion–IVF w/ ICSI. He gave us lots to read. I read it all and felt like I was going to vomit, and knew that we weren’t going down that road. So I called the local Catholic adoption agency. We attended an orientation, and by the end of the meeting, we were both in agreement that we were going to try to become parents this way. We started the process in December of 2004, MAM was in our arms in August 2005.

We are about to add to our family again, thanks to the miracle of open, domestic (extremely local) adoption. If MAM’s adoption wasn’t open, and we hadn’t built a relationship with her birthmom, would her birthmom thought of us for this pregnancy? I have no idea.

I teach preschool and kindergarten. TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! Woo-hoo! Yes, it is as exciting as an adult as it was as a kid.

I think that covers the basics. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please ask!

**Edited to add: My fabulous sister-in-law designed my blog layout and header. Check out her skillz at BeDesign


14 Replies to “NCLM intro”

  1. I’m visiting from NaComLeavMo. I think that is great that you do the open adoption. I think it is a great opportunity for both the birth mom & the new parents! Congrats to you guys 🙂

  2. Congrats on your daughter. Ihave 3 bio boys thru fertility treatments and we are waiting for a referral of a baby girl from South Korea. Here from NCLM.

  3. Woo-hoo . . . summer break!!! Love the Gothcha Baby primer. 🙂 Good luck with your upcoming adoption! 🙂

  4. Visiting from NCLM. Your layout is so pretty! I absolutely love it.

    It’s so nice to hear a happy adoption story. Congratulations and best of luck on your next adoption.

  5. Just came for a visit for NCLM. Thanks for you comment on my blog!! I will continue to catch up on your blog since we are thinking about adoption! Thanks for being such a great resource!

  6. Here from NaComLeavMo. Thank you so much for adding your blog designer to your intro. I just love the look!

  7. bouncing back at you from nacomleavmo.

    That was a lovely introduction. SO exciting that you guys are about to add to your familly. Congrats.

  8. Congrats on the pending new addition to your family!

    Thanks for visiting me – and you’re def right – Beth rocks!

  9. Hi from NCLM! I love your super cool design=)
    Thanks for posting your background–and congrats on the adoption–and best of luck with the upcoming! I will be back to read more!

  10. Here from NCLM too. YAY on the new baby, praying everything goes great.

    I love your design too.

    My best friend teaches and is so glad to be getting out for the summer! Have fun.

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