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!