I’ve been paper pregnant for 14 days…
I realize, that in the world of adoption journeys, that’s nothing. No time at all.
But my husband, who drug his feet through the whole “pre” process is now convinced every time the phone rings it’s THE CALL. His enthusiasm…makes me apathetic. I know it’s going to happen, but I’m so scared to get my hopes up that I’m still sort of living in my two year deadline. See, when we started this process in March, the lawyer said it can take 12-18 months, if we wanted only a healthy caucasian baby. And even though we are adopting trans-racially, and the lawyer said that process takes 12 months max, I gave us a two-year deadline. March 2011…we should be parents by then. So, I’m feeling…
On the bright side, I bought a cute dresser and armoire from Craigslist. The combined cost of both is less than HALF of one piece of furniture at the big baby stores. Yea for thrifty shopping!!!We picked them up today and they are residing in the garage while we decide how to refinish them. The dresser is a gorgeous green, but very girlie and the armoire is a little, um, babyish. Silly, right, since it’s for our baby? But we have a theme picked out and it’s not quite as cartoonish as the armoire. But both are solid pieces of furniture made of read wood, and the armoire is even cedar lined!
My stepmom offered to strip, refinish and stain both. My mom said I should let her. I sort of want to do it, because they’re for my baby – the one I’ve waited almost six years for.
My brother and sister-in-law, who are expecting #2 in January, however, are planning on buying all new things for their new daughter. I feel sort of bad that I’ve bought second hand. I want our baby to have the best.
When I told my husband that, he said, “Honey, our baby will have the best of us.” He always has the perfect thing to say 🙂
Oh, and Dad & Step-Mom…they bought our car seat and second base today. So at least if we do get THE CALL we can bring baby home!
Melancholy…second guessings…all part of the journey, right? Right.