phoenix…sans baby {sigh}

we are back from phoenix. another fun trip, but hopefully our last before our child arrives.

we stayed at the arizona biltmore, a very swanky hotel where frank lloyd wright was a consulting architect. the inside is very old school 20s. this is a great place to take kids, as they have tons of activities to keep them occupied.

on friday nights during the summer the hotel has s’mores here. yum.

on saturday night, the hotel has “dive in movies” in the paradise pool. they provided rafts and air bud. not my first choice in flicks, but definitely a winner with the kids. 

{frankie chillin’ by the pool. he’s 2 going on 18.}

after dinner with the family on saturday night, we went to the wrigley mansion for drinks. definitely would not have been able to do this with a baby. happy hour drinks were only $5! yeah! i had a juicy fruit martini, and yes it tasted like juicy fruit gum.


on the adoption front-

our sw called on tuesday. all the children available are considered medically fragile. we are listed in the system as a foster home, so will get calls about children of all ages. it will be up to us to say yes or no. andrew and i decided to change our age request to 4 or 5 after much discussion. a big plus for andrew in getting a child of this age is “no poopy diapers”. he is quite excited about this so i’m assuming that the three children he has already reared must’ve had bad poop. : ) we are at “level 2”, which, if i understand correctly, means we will get more calls for foster placement. we are now officially listed as interested in fost-adopt. my sw didn’t get around to answering my questions as to the risks related to the other levels. we’ll see.

i’ve mentioned before that i’ve always wanted to adopt, but also thought that i’d conceive naturally. months ago andrew and i visited our family doctor and received a referal to a fertility clinic since we’ve been off of birth control for three years. in all honesty, i really believed that we’d be with an adopted child by the time this appointment rolled around. the appointment is now upon me (august 5). some bloggers have advised me to hold off, saying that i need to do adoption or fertility treatments, not both at the same time, but i’m afraid if i don’t pursue this i will regret it. it’s only testing after all. we haven’t committed to going forward with medication, iui, or ivf, all worlds i have only been briefly introduced to. i guess i just need to follow my heart on this one.

i purchased a book yesterday, labor of the heart, by kathleen l. whitten, ph.d., and really like it so far. i’ll share some things that are interesting as i get more into it.

have a wonderful weekend!



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4 responses to “phoenix…sans baby {sigh}

  1. Kelli

    my unsolicited advice would be to wait to. See what happens with one or the other, but try to not do both.

  2. Emily S.

    MY advice is to ignore the last comment and follow your heart. God has a plan, and if your heart tells you to follow this path, then do it. My prayers are with you!

  3. katd1011

    Gorgeous pictures! We were in Phoenix last Nov. and thought it was great. We loved the Biltmore, too:) Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! I got totally obsessed with them, too, when we were in the “wait” and now that we’ve adopted, the obsession hasn’t disappeared:) Do you mind if I add your blog to my blogroll? I hope we can keep in touch!
    K (They Grow In Your Heart)

  4. I wish I would have known you were coming to Phoenix I would have met you for drinks…

    If you wouldn’t have done the testing you would have never known and you would have always wondered!!! If you ever need anyone to talk to email me I have been there done that!!!

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