Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good news, the weight loss is happening. Down 4 lbs, give or take a pound in water weight.

Bad news, Ive been having a hell of a time figuring out how to get both older girls to school. The middle one has finally been excepted into Head Start. This is a big deal this time of year as they are usually full and expected that she wouldnt get in til this coming fall. I hounded them, and they happend to have a spot in an afternoon class. Her class gets out at 3.15, as does her sister's Kindergarten, which is located about 6 miles (and lots of traffic congestion away). 6 miles in the country is nothing, 6 miles in the city can be awful. The state had said apon placement, that they would transport the elder girl in the interest of keeping her in the same kindergarten that she has attended since fall. This is out of district, not just another school. DHS has not been able to set up any transport, even though they said it would just take a week or two. We are now going on 2 months with no satisfaction. I cant be two places at once.. UGH. Caseworker is bent on keeping her at her school, Im saying its just not feasable. No other foster parent is expected to transport out of district.

Anyhow, the lawyer is involved, the branch manager is involved, and I am STILL doing all the transport, which includes loading the little ones in and out of the car an extra 8 times a day. if you have ever had to get two toddlers and one 5 year old in and out of a car, in traffic parked in the street, you will know what a hassle this is. Middle girl starts preschool on the 10th, and all I can say is things better be worked out by then.

Apart from all that, things are going pretty well.

I have a phone consult with an RE in Reno, Nevda next Thursday. Im thinking May for a FET using donor embryos. GULP... but brian is on board. I feel that within our means, this has to be the best way to get a live baby. Even if we have to try it a few times. We are still grappling with the loss of the bio child dream, but I feel that being pregnant and giving birth will go a long way towards that not really being a big deal, in the long run.

EDIT to add that Mexico is still not totally out of the picture, but it will be less expensive and possibly more productive to try with donor embie first. Ive been waffling all over the place on this, but things are now falling into place.

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