Ok, not a book title, but nevertheless – our friends Andy and Nora welcomed their new baby boy, Axel Everett, into the world on Dec 31st – congratulations, guys!
And because it’s all about me, how sad am I that I wasn’t able to visit baby Axel in the hospital, like I have been for their two girls? That’s right, VERY SAD.
It’s weird, we totally have our own lives here in England, and we actually enjoy living here most of the time (although not today, as it is ARTIC BLAST – not my words even, but those of the Radio 1 DJs – cold here). We’ve made new friends, and we’re doing this adoption thing (which, BTW, feels like its never gonna happen), and we have full lives…but I am still homesick often for Florida, especially when big events happen. Sigh.
Sorry to be such a downer – I am super happy for Andy and Nora – I just wish we could be there too.
And sorry for being away so long…I’ve kinda been waiting on any adoption news, like referrals from our agency (not for us but for others), or I-600 approvals for all the families whose blogs I read, or really ANYTHING, but I’ve already passed out several times holding my breath, so I won’t be doing that anymore.
I’ll be back soon, or maybe I’ll make Hunky post tonight.
Oh, on a last note, Beth – you have the next due date! I’m getting pretty excited over here. (although I guess Laurie from Pho for Four actually has the next due date, but I’ve never met her…but I am really excited to find out if they’ll have a girl or boy, and I really hope the US government gets on the ball with the I-600 approvals, ’cause that girl needs to be heading back to America). Back to you, Beth, what are the name contenders??
Again, since it’s all about me, I thought I would add some boy names that I like, in case we switch our request to either gender (something that I think about more every day): Dylan (as in Bob), Shepherd (as in the daddy from Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Dismas (as in the good theif at Calvary, also the main character from John Lescroart’s books), and shoot, I can’t remember the others that I like. There are lots of good short classic boy names that I like out there, like Jack, and Luke, but if you knew our last name, you’d realize why they wouldn’t work, as well as completely understand why we won’t be carrying on Hunky’s name.
Okay, gotta go, kids crying.