We just received most wonderful news...WE ARE DTC TODAY! We will certainly have a July LID but I am thrilled to officially say the Paperchase is over!
My original goal was to DTC in July with a late July/early August LID. Many people say that I got the paperchase done quickly because I am so "Type A" however I think we just got damned lucky. Lucky to have switched homestudy agencies and found the best SW on the planet (I should be careful since my mother and best friend are both SWs - but they don't do homestudies). Our SW, Valorie, did an incredibly fast homestudy and helped us navigate through USCIS. We were so lucky that the Boston USCIS office moves fast. THANK YOU BOSTON USCIS! We were also lucky that we live in the same place where we were born and married so nothing had to go out of state for certification or authentication. We had a simpler paperchase than many other people because of that.
So I can now say that we are "paper pregnant" with the gestation of an elephant!
WOOOHHOOOO! I think I'll go dance on the ceiling. Yes, too much Lionel Richie in my formative years! (Mom, Dad, you know which one of you was responsible for that!)