Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Back in the Lower 48

Well, we just couldn't hack it. We came back from Alaska early. We took a flight out late Tuesday night rather than waiting until Sunday. We are both really glad that we did! We were having a wonderful time (and I'll be sharing pictures later as soon as I load them onto my computer), but we needed to come home. Well, we didn't need to because our birth mom was having troubles, but rather because our agency was a little nervous with us being so far away and delivery being possibly imminent.

We got home mid-morning today and I spent some time getting situated in the house with a few groceries and going through the mail and such. Then, I talked to and hired an attorney to work on some of the adoption paperwork for us. This afternoon I ran a couple of errands and then met up with our social worker for about an hour. She is simply awesome! She had some really good feedback for us from our birth parents and then spent some time covering what we can expect from here on out. This is, quite simply, the best situation she has ever facilitated. She even told me today that the birth parents remind her of a younger version of B and me. I will be going along to a doctor's appointment on Monday with both our birth mom and the social worker. I'm really looking forward to it. There will be an ultrasound, which will be really exciting, though I'm a little worried about how I'll handle it. Lastly, our social worker told me that it is time for us to call around and find a pediatrician. This just seems so weird.

Afterwards B and I went to the giant baby stuff store. We actually bought a car seat. We looked at other things, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy anything yet, and setting up a registry just seem too scary. But hey, we did buy a car seat, because after all, without that we can't even bring a baby home from the hospital.

I so appreciate all of the support and encouragement I've received here, as well as all of the helpful hints and tips. I'm keeping a list of everything and it is really helping, so keep it up!

18 comments:

  1. I'm just so thrilled for you! This is amazing...

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  2. This is sooooo exciting :)

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  3. Wow, you got a lot done yesterday! I am just so excited for you it's hard to believe...I know it's all a little scary and hard to wrap your head around, but it's all happening!! It's amazing! Praying for the whole situation - you, B, birthmom and birthdad, baby.

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  4. YEAH YEAH YEHA!!! Welcome home and congrats and all that good stuff. I can not wait for more updates. Have fun at the u/s

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  6. I am SO excited for your guys! Can't wait to hear what happens next! I just watched "Juno" -- have you seen it yet? I actually really liked it.

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  7. I am so excited for the two of you! I am also proud of you going to the big baby store and buying the car seat. Soon you will be going with baby in tow!!!!

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  8. Christy, That is awesome news, I can't wait to hear more.

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  9. Chris - if you need anything for the baby - i live around the corner :) i am so excited for you! i hope to have many play dates soon!

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  10. I am a few blogs behind this past week, because we are on vacation and have dial up........grrrr. but I am so excited about your news and look forward to reading all about all your new experences. I am really happy for you. It was the begining of the year I came across your blog and really have hoped and prayed things would turn around for you. I pray for everything to stay on track. Hugs.

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  11. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Chris that is wonderful. I am behind with the news because I was in South Carolina for 2 weeks. We just got home and read the great news. You and Brian did the right thing by waiting for the right situation. I am so excited for you. Keep me posted and good luck to you and the birth mom.

    PS the best product I ever used was the cloth diapers (not the birdseye ones (not as soft) or the prefolded. We originally used them for Josh as diapers (and it lasted about a day) but they are the best burp, spill, blanket or whatever you can think of to use them for. We still have them for Samantha (she now uses them for her dolls). But they are great for burp pads especially.

    Laurie D.

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  12. Anonymous7:01 PM

    Hi Chris
    We are so happy to hear the news-that soon you & B will have another person to love. The best is yet to come. And you both will look back someday and say,it was worth the wait....
    You will learn quick about parenthood. And we are sure you both will do a great job
    Much love.. G& G Mayer

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  13. You've got to do the registry. Did you know you can actually do it online if you're not comfortable doing it in the store? I really enjoyed it.

    I'm glad the situation is going so well and I hope she will stay pregnant and cook the baby a little longer!

    Good luck!

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  14. I'm just so thrilled for you guys! I get chills just reading all about it!! I know how you feel about buying things prior to placement. I'm the same way. But this just seems so perfect, and I'm praying that it all goes flawlessly so that you CAN go to that big baby store and buy everything you need!!!

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  15. Welcome back!! I get so excited every time I check your blog:)

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  16. Chris,

    I am so happy for you and Brian. No one else I know is more deserving of this happiness.

    Still mending from complications from c-section post op. Will be in contact hopefully sooner than later. Gotta get back downstairs before the family finds out I'm up here at the computer...

    love,

    Sheryl

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  17. hi mate, this is the canadin pharmacy you asked me about: the link

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  18. This is very exciting news!! I am so happy for you. I came across your blog yesterday and it touched my heart so much. I so look forward to reading more about your journey. Please keep us posted. DH and I have talked about adoption. I am ready, he is still fearful. We are going for a fertility appointment on Monday. Our very first visit. Please be in prayer for us. Congratulations again!!

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