Monday, February 9, 2009

9 Monthiversary of DTE and "You might be adopting if"...

Well, on our 9th Monthiversary of our DTE (we are now within our expected wait time of 9-11 months), I have decided to put my AWAA Yahoo group addiction to some good and do something fun!!!
You might be Adopting from Ethiopia if….
You have a blog.
Most people who read your blog are also adoptive parents.
Your family has been compared to Brad and Angelina’s by people you don’t really know.
You have considered getting an epidural for dossier preparation.
You have ever yelled at a USCIS worker.
You have ever asked your Senator to yell at a USCIS worker.
You spend more time on Yahoo Group than watching TV.
You think a NAG is a good thing.
You are starting to use acronymns for everything (ET, YG, NAG, DTE, TTD, DH, BTDT, RR).
You have Kari’s phone #, and you’re not afraid to use it!
You can tear up in church at the CCLI words at the bottom of the screen because they read “Billy/Cindy Foote”.
You email Pete when you have computer problems as if he is your personal Tech Support.
You consider Steven Curtis Chapman like a long lost member of your family.
You know your exact # in line (well, OF COURSE not counting mystery families).
You say the words “mystery families” with a growl as if they have personally done you some bodily harm.
You have ever called a forty-something woman a granny to her face and she considered it a complement.
You have a lot of Facebook friends that you have never met…but you have written encouragement on their pages, and cheered them on as they’ve brought their babies home.
You kind of enjoyed getting your shots, because it meant you were one step closer to Africa.
You, at all times, are able to calculate the time in Addis Ababa.
You enjoy telling people that you are “18 months pregnant” and complaining of back aches.
You have pregnancy cravings which your hubby indulges.
People are starting to insist you write a book about your adoption experience: possibly because you have learned so much, possibly because they want you to stop talking to THEM about it, and possibly so your book can fund your next adoption and you will stop sending out fundraising letters.
You would rather see the area code "703" show up on your caller ID than oil flowing out of your backyard. (HINT HINT Terra...please call me soon!)
You have more Adoption fundraiser T-shirts than you have underwear.

9 Months!!! We are #5ish in the girl line, and by this time next month we could have our referral!!!


  1. Jamie!! I LOVE this...sooooo true!!! I may have to borrow it for Micah's Life Book!! You're awesome -- I needed some comic-relief this morning!!!

  2. Jamie,
    That was hilarious but oh so true. Thanks for the laugh.

  3. JAMIE! This is sooo funny. And sooo true! Can I repost this to my blog if I give you full credit and put a link to yours??

  4. hahahahahahahah....

    Now I need to go post this on my blog...:)

  5. HILARIOUS, Jaime!!
    And all too true! LOL!!!

  6. This is so true! I've done most of that! :)

    What a good way to pass the time and cheer everyone up. I hope your wait is soon over.


  7. That is too funny! What a great way to mark the 9 month mark. Hang on it's coming soon for you all!!!!
    Kim (YG)

  8. We are laughing along with you in NC! You are very funny!

    Hope your wait is over soon!


  9. sweet, when are you adding us to your blog list? Tell Dean I only got 10 minutes in the apple store Saturday.

  10. WHOOT!! This is awesome! I went and counted...I DO have more t-shirts than underwear! How did you know? :) And I'm printing it out, too, because this is really something to remember. You rock, girl.

  11. Jaime - These are hilarious! I laughed at every single one! Isn't it fun to be so close! Praying for you my DTE buddy!

    Sherry :)

  12. This is why Jaime got named after you!! You rock! BTW, what does DTE mean?

  13. DTE is "dossier to ethiopia" is when you are officially in line, like the gun going off to start the race!

  14. I found your blog through Pete - we're with a different agency, but still really appropriate for us!! We brought our new daughter home last week - hoping your referral comes quickly!!

  15. Hilarious!!!!! You know you can call me 24/7...I can't believe I made your list:)))) LOL
    You have the best sense of humor & it will take you to the end. We hit 9 monthiversary DTE (remember when you didn't even know what a DTE was:)
    It almost killed me, but the wait was worth it all. Praying for your end to the madness soon!!!
    love ya lots,

  16. Jamie,
    I am not the most avid blog reader, but after I saw the "funniest blog" award, I had to come see for myself. You're hilarious. I remember my 9 month anniversary like it was yesterday. Truly, you'll be where we are before you know it--6 days from travel to go get Selah :)
    Congrats on being #5ish in the girl line.

  17. LOVE IT! Jamie, you are way too funny! Sure wish we could travel together, but you're way ahead of me - well, far enough that you wouldn't want to travel with me unless I got a miraculously early referral.

  18. This is hilarious!!! I first saw your post on Kari Gibson's page. Of course I don't know either of you (well, I'm pretty tight with Kari because I ordered a t-shirt from her awhile ago) - all of which makes htis even more funny! Thanks for the humor. Could I please post this on my blog, all credit to you of course!