About Me

This blog is about me and my voyage to becoming a mummy. Ironically called “mummy in the baking” as together with my passion and obsession for all things cake related, I will never be able to have my own "bun in the oven." Years of fertility treatment have taken their toll and I now find myself on a new..eek, i hate this word...journey! The crazy train to adoption. I hope you will join me while I bake my way to becoming a mummy. I want this blog to be a source of information as well as a comforter. I hope it will inspire and help anyone who is considering adoption or who has in fact already bought their ticket for this..here I go again...journey. Cake makes me happy and I hope you will enjoy sharing my love of it. I want it to help lift your spirits and hearts through what can only be described as 'the trials and tribulations of the adoption process.' Along with my desire to be a family, I love my dogs, have an unhealthy love of sausages and chenin blanc, adore my land rover uber-nerd of a husband and continiously dream of balmy summer evenings. Baking in progress…..

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ta Dah.........

Frikkin heck, they said yes! Although we still have to wait for the official paperwork, we were told we had every right to go out and celebrate. For those already on this crazy train and want to know the juicy details, we were in luck as we were the last panel of the day and many of the panel members had gone home. This meant we only had five vultures  panel members rather than the initial daunting ten. Although pleased, I thought that was a teeny bit rude. If I have had sleepless nights over this, you could at least show up and share my pain. The tone was fast, intense but at the same time, relaxed. Our support network book (aka my Blue Peter project) was a huge hit and I can really recommend doing something like this to show them who will be there for you in times of need. The fact that my phone has not stopped and we have received a message from every one of those people featured in that book just shows what amazing friends we have. It was all over quite quickly and the questions they asked were quite unexpected and pretty general:
1. Why do you think you'd make good adoptive parents?
2. How would your kids described you later in life as parents?
3. How was I going to cope without my family around?
4. What did we get, learn or take from the prep course last year?
5. How would I introduce my creativity into parenting my adopted child?
6. What would we do if our child/ren turned out to hate camping and boats?

We blabbered our way through this. You know me, I sure can talk. And then we waited in a different room while they all decided. This took a while and LRUN was really starting to look nervous. But it was a unanimous yes from all. (even the weird guy on the end...!) Miss Delia was so excited for us and we both had big hugs from her afterwards. She even noticed LRUN had had his hair cut. Luckily she didn't notice the Land Rover mud on his jacket. "eye roll"
So folks...after five long years, I am finally going to be a mummy. It may be a long wait but do you know what, our little one will find us.  Wowzers...what cake am I going to make to celebrate that fact? Welcome to Cafe Gratitude......


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  2. So pleased for you both. Xx

  3. what a long journey you have been on with many twisted turns on the way... but not long now though!! whoop! best news ever this year FACT! x

  4. Fabulous and now for the match. Rainbows xx

  5. Hello! Just found your blog, and lovely to find it with such a great post too :-)