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Monthly Archives: January 2007

My Journey through Adoption Part 2

I will start at the beginning. It is a long story filled with ups and downs the whole way through. I am the bio mom to 3 wonderful boys. Two, from a previous marriage, are grown now. At the time of my beginning they were 17 and 21. My 3rd son, by second marriage, was […]

I’m Black Too

Today at work I was talking with our HR director about all the discrimination lawsuits we have had lately for racial discrimination against blacks (totally not true and we have yet to lose one). The HR director says “Queen, you know we always win because I am the one who OK’s firing them and I’m […]

Birth Sibling Communication CH. 2

Ah. Finally heard back from the other family. It seems unlikely that our children have the same biological mother but there is enough matching information to indicate that they could be related. Possibly cousins? I had held out hope that Kiwi’s bio mother was still alive and I hoped overnight that this would lead to […]

Birth Sibling Communication CH. 1

This is very early in our story but I wanted to start sharing my thoughts and feelings about a potentially life changing event in our lives. If it pans out it would be a very positive and welcomed change. I received an email this morning from a woman who saw my entry on the Guatemala […]

Queen of Worry…Starting at the End

I know I should probably start at the beginning, but I’d rather talk about the present right now. I miss Jenuine, Babygirls’ bmom. I haven’t heard from her since late last year. I know that things are rough for her right now, as family members are sick and hurting. I’ve tried to contact her several […]

Adoption No Nos and Yes Yeses

My attitude and opinions on adoption have changed since first considering adding to our family by adopting a child. Most of my changes have occured since our son. I was going over some old posts recently to stir memories of my journey and it was an eye opening experience to see where I was then […]

In the beginning there was just one, part 2 and 3

Some of my friends struggled with the loss of the dream of adopting when they became pregnant. Not ME!!! I just wanted more children, preferably a whole pile. The method really did not matter. Because of my daughter’s condition I was automatically high risk. Got my first level 2 ultrasound at 7 weeks. Of course […]

More on can you hear me

I spent the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy on pins and needles waiting for my ultrasound to tell me if I was having a girl.  When the day finally came, I felt like my entire emotional self was lying on that table for the entire world to see.  My sonogram tech was an ass, […]

The eff word

What did I tell you? Boys will be boys! When I picked Kiwi up from school today the teacher asked to have a word with me. I could tell by her, ehmm, tone that it was not good. Poor thing, she looked whooped so I did enter into this “word” with pity for her. But […]

Boys will be boys

We decided not to try and influence our son about likes and dislikes. We weren’t going to encourage him to play sports, play with bugs, stomp in mud puddles, play with trucks unless he first showed interest. We just wanted him to be him whatever that was going to be. How in the heck did […]