June 06, 2004

Failed Adoption

Thursday, the birthparents we were matched to called to say that they had changed their mind and would be keeping the baby after all. The baby was born on Friday.

We had been matched with them for five months. They had always seemed so committed to the adoption -- it was a huge shock to get the phone call.

We are very sad.

Posted by Mike at 01:27 PM | Comments (3)

June 15, 2004

Moving On

We decided yesterday that it was time for us to move on with the adoption. So, we'll pick up and start over, and try to find another match.

Meredith tried to call the birthmother Sunday night just to hear from her, but she was still refusing to talk to Meredith. It's so sad...

We're still committed to an open adoption. We still think it's the best thing for the child. I guess it's fairly common for people to move to a closed or international adoption after a failed open adoption, but we're going to stick with it. Although I certainly have a new appreciation for why people decide to go with international adoption.

I swear, the next time I hear someone say something along the lines of "why don't you just adopt?", I will come unglued.

Posted by Mike at 11:11 PM | Comments (3)

June 19, 2004

Video geek

There's a car at work with a license plate of 'MPG DBLR'. For months, every time I've walked by that car, I've tried to figure what 'MPEG doubler' would mean and why someone would put it on their car.

Then this week, it suddenly hit me. The car is a hybrid electric vehicle. MPG didn't mean MPEG, it means Miles Per Gallon.

I am so lame.

Posted by Mike at 10:10 AM | Comments (1)

June 22, 2004

SBC to use Microsoft IPTV

SBC announced today that they are going to use Microsoft's IPTV technology to deliver television over SBC's broadband lines.

Having been working on said IPTV project for the last 16 months, it's nice to see news like this :)

Posted by Mike at 12:30 PM