After several months involving paperwork confusion and waiting, we are back in the pipeline for doing a transfer (frozen embryo transfer, or FET). It's good to know that things are working again. There was a bit of time there when we wondered if we would ever get to give these babies a chance at life. What the future brings (maybe) We have 3 babies waiting, chilling … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption Update
Today is Mr. Wigglesworth's gotcha day. Two years ago today, we first physically brought him into our family when the doctor transferred him to Rachael. Many adoptive families consider the gotcha day as a very important milestone, akin to a birthday. It marks the anniversaries of the date when the child physically entered into the care of their adoptive family. Of course, … [Read more...] about Gotcha Day!
This weekend, the two of us were privileged to speak as part of a panel of adoptive families to a group of prospective adoptive families who are going through some of the education/information part of the approval process. One of the questions we got was about how we will tell Mr. Wigglesworth that he's adopted, and this is part of the answer to that question. We've … [Read more...] about Speaking of Adoption…
Ai Mosaic, Pt 5, Buying in the Parts. In the last installment of this series, we figured out our color palette and created a wishlist for the final set of parts needed for the mosaic project. In this section, I’ll tell you about how I ordered the items on that wishlist, while aiming to keep our costs down. I placed my orders through BrickLink. Even though I find BrickOwl … [Read more...] about Ai Mosaic, Pt. 5 – Ordering the Parts
The Color Palette Colors are a big deal when creating a mosaic, especially if you want to keep the costs reasonable. In this post, I’ll tell you about how we took the image that Rachael had created thus far, and then edited it to make sure it was something we could realistically afford to build. When I first looked at the wishlist and clicked BrickLink’s “buy all” … [Read more...] about Ai Mosaic, Pt. 4 – Color Palette