Busy, busy, busy!
I am so thrilled to be able to tell people, with complete certainty, that I have a baby sister!!!! I want so badly to share pictures of her sweet little face, but I'll give you a written peek until our agency gives us the okay to post them: she has the most ENORMOUS brown eyes, a sweet little smile (my mom says she looks like she'll be a happy, giggly baby. Like her big sister!), and although her legs are very skinny, we know that making her gain weight *probably* won't be too big of an issue. She's bald because of a ringworm infection she had (which has since cleared up), but we think that makes her look even sweeter!
There is a debate among adopters whether the wait for referral or wait to travel is more difficult. Given that we were almost sure it was a boy, we didn't have many girl nursery themes or names picked out. Therefore, the list of what we- me included!- have to do is endless, and I'm sure we can easily fill in two or three months of getting ready! Here is a checklist sample for wgar we have to do prior to bringing home baby E:
- Buy tons of PINK clothes: half-check! (we picked out a handful of ADORABLE girly outfits, but we do have a ways to go! )
-Design/put together nursery: have hardly touched this one yet, except for picking out possible wallpaper designs
-Baby-proofing the house: eesh! We better get on this one!
- Going through old toys and buying new ones: we don't have many new ones- but I KNOW that one won't be a problem!! My brothers and I are set for the job...
-Contact local newspaper to see if they're interested in featuring a story about my Sweet Dreams Project (which is underway! More on this later) and our adoption: check!!!! THEY SAID THAT THEY DEFINETELY WERE! Much more on this later too!!!!
-And tons more!!!!
I assure you that despite my business (this in addition to schoolwork, etc.) I will be sure to post much more often! I have so much to say to report on, and I'll be so excited to go on and on about it...I'm still not totally grasping the concept...WE'RE BRINGING A BABY GIRL- MY SISTER- HOME!!!!