I had big plans for lots of blogging during my two week Staycation spring break. Unfortunately that all fell apart when I got super sick with bronchitis and some other stomach ailment situation. That has also meant that many baby readying tasks have also not gotten accomplished. I have barely mustered the energy to do a few loads of laundry, the dishes and clean the bathrooms, much less organize the baby room and move furniture. I think the other reason I haven't posted for awhile is that I imagined my next post would be entitled "Paper Pregnant" This is a term used in adoption for when all paper work is in and filed, profiles are in the hands of those that should have them and literally all you are doing is sitting around waiting. Sadly we are not quite 100% there yet. This weekend we did make some progress in that we FINALLY got all 25 copies of our portfolio printed out and bound and ready to be sent off. This took 4 trips to Staples over the weekend and one ill fated trip to try to FedEX them on Sunday-which of course we couldn't do because they were closed. I'm very annoyed at myself for not getting them in the mail today, but for most of the day I felt so sick that it was easy to talk myself into believing that tomorrow would be a fine time to send them off. Once those are in the mail we just need to send an electronic copy of our "Hello" letter and a picture of us to our agency for them to put up on their website.
Another thing that was going on was about two weeks our social worker called us to say she was rushing to finish up our home study and that we needed to get three profiles to her ASAP because she had some expectant mothers who might be interested in us as potential adoptive parents. Of course this came with lots and lots of "don't get excited" 'This is unlikely to be the one" etc. etc. warnings. But of course I was excited and now of course it turns out that this was not the one. Bummer. I think that might also have to do with why sorting and arranging things in the baby room has lost a little of it's shine for me. In the future it will be much better because we won't know when or if our profile is being shown. In this case we only knew because of the need for us to rush through the final stages of being ready. I know we are very very close to having everything done and I can already tell that the waiting is going to be tough.
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