Monday, July 05, 2010

How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!


The signs of pregnancy are things most of us know about. When we hear certain things our ears perk up and we think, "Could it be? Is she prego?" If our sweet friend suddenly runs to the bathroom to ralph when she felt just fine a minute ago.... Hmmmm... If she comments that her boobs hurt so bad she's ready for a breast amputation... Uh huh.... If she suddenly DEMANDS that you all stop everything to go get rainbow flavored taffy and then promptly falls asleep at 7pm... yup...


SEE! We know what to look for with a physical pregnancy. BUT what MAY be lesser known is how to identify a PAPER PREGNANCY! This is the technical term for one who is wading through the mountains of nightmarish paperwork required to bring home a precious child from somewhere other than her own body.

SOOOO without further ado...some sure signs to know if your friends are

paper prego!!

Tell me if I'm right adoptive mommas... here's how it goes...

1 She SCOURS agency websites for every tidbit of info

2 She spends an absurd amount of time picking the PERFECT family photo for her adoption agency application

3 She starts watching homecoming and referral day videos on youtube 24/7

4 She searches desperately to find every known blog of a person in process 4 her chosen country

5 She develops radar for "timelines" and tries to estimate what her time frame will be for bringing home her little one

6 She looks at every little boy/girl on her favorite blogs wonders if THAT'S how her little pumpkin will look

7 She adds a timeline to her blog even though it only has one sad little entry

8 She tells EVERY person she know how excited she is

9 She makes a nuisance of herself asking all her adoption friends endless questions

10 She googles to find the cutest names and what they mean

11 She starts picturing what every activity will be like with that little one added 2 the family

12 She has a bizarre compulsion to buy various tshirts and jewelry w/pictures of her child's country on it

13 She suddenly starts blogging again

14 Her husband stops spending money on anything that isn't labeled "adoption expense"

THEN she basically walks around floating on air....

AM I RIGHT MOMMAS??? What did I miss?? What are other sure signs that your friend is PAPER PREGO??? Leave me a comment with them and I'll add them to the post with your name!! :o)

HUGS!
Angel/AKA Paper prego and LOVING IT!

This is MY kind of pregnancy!

22 comments:

Holly said...

PS- if it is sold you can convo her for another one and pss...I am so glad you chose Gladney! Whew!

Holly said...

You know about the Elaina's ransom fundraiser tomorrow only? Well Sarah has a pendant I think you need. It says I'm Paper Pregnant- adoption in progress :)

dreamingBIGdreams said...

love this!

Hope said...

Every song on the radio, everthing she reads, every quote she hears suddenly relates to adoption!

=)

Cute post.

Erica said...

We are very excited for you!! :)

Leslie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!

Julie said...

And you've done most of those already haven't you :-)

So in accordance with #12 I think you need one of these:

http://juliegumm.com/wordpress/?page_id=1553

Email me your address and I'll send you one (2 if Russ wants on on his car). I've got China and Guatemala in the works as well.

Angel said...

CRAZY BLOGGER SENT ALL THE COMMENTS TO MY EMAIL THEN ATE THEM WHEN I PUSHED PUBLISH!! ARGH!! I will just copy them here for you guys!

Angel said...

Holly says You know about the Elaina's ransom fundraiser tomorrow only? Well Sarah has a pendant I think you need. It says I'm Paper Pregnant- adoption in progress :)

Angel said...

HOLLY- PS- if it is sold you can convo her for another one and pss...I am so glad you chose Gladney! Whew!

Angel said...

dreamingBIGdreams has left a new comment on your post "How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!":

love this!

Angel said...

Leslie has left a new comment on your post "How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!":

Yay!!! Congratulations!!

Angel said...

Julie has left a new comment on your post "How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!":

And you've done most of those already haven't you :-)

So in accordance with #12 I think you need one of these:

http://juliegumm.com/wordpress/?page_id=1553

Email me your address and I'll send you one (2 if Russ wants on on his car). I've got China and Guatemala in the works as well.

Angel said...

Erica has left a new comment on your post "How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!":

We are very excited for you!! :)

Angel said...

Hope has left a new comment on your post "How to know if you're friend is paper pregnant!":

Every song on the radio, everthing she reads, every quote she hears suddenly relates to adoption!

=)

Tara said...

Her husband gets 'giddy' when you talk of the new little one joining your family but gets quiet when you talk about the money part of the pregnancy! (actually, come to think of it, it wasn't that far off his reaction to our non paper pregnancy - must be an 'accountants' mind)!!!

rebekkaseale said...

Oh my gosh, this is hillarious. !!!! I AM PAPER PREGNANT!!!!

Jaime And Drew said...

The memories are flowing back!! I can't wait until Im paper pregnant again (oh my did i just say that!!) Jaime

WendyLou said...

SO true!!

Darlene said...

so... as I can tell... CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER!!!!!!

Stacy said...

Ok, so you completely inspired me! Ever since I read your post, I have been telling everyone we are paper pregnant! I hope it's ok that I took your idea and "ran with it" on my blog today.

Your sister in the journey... :)stacy

http://kennedytapestry.blogspot.com/2010/07/were-paper-pregnant.html

Tonya Stultz said...

Laughing so hard, I'm crying. YOU CAUGHT ME! LOL!