Friday, August 31, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
With paperwork done for now, I've read a few parenting books and started to prepare. I ordered a crib with mattress and bedding online. I was only researching, but the sale price seemed too good to miss. I can't wait for it to come now, so I can put it together.
I went yard sale shopping today on the bike. I covered 18 miles and stopped at a lot of sales. I spent $10 and wound up with a pannier half full of baby clothes, mostly onesies. They're all laundered and put away now.
Next big purchase is a rocking chair, but plenty of time left for everything.
Monday, August 20, 2012
It's nice to relax a little after submitting the dossier and start reading some more serious adoption books. We're told to anticipate a child under a year old, so I'm refining my focus a bit. I read a pretty serious book on toddler adoption, focusing on attachment, and it's nice to know that I might not have some of those issues to worry about!
We've got plenty more hills to climb, but for now; let's enjoy that wonderful coast at the top of the first really big one. Drink some Gatorade, eat a power bar, and soak in the sun and cooling breeze.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
On this very exciting day I personally delivered the dossier to the agency and very gladly wrote the biggest check in my life.
I'm told to expect a referral in about a month, and court some time this year, possibly even October.
R@du's advice was, "Start saving diaper coupons."
I feel we've finally made concrete progress; now I can't wait for the fun stuff to start!