Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Now we wait...

Brett and I are officially active as of today!  We are so exited and hopeful about the months to come.    But as a very young Tom Petty once said, "The waiting is the hardest part..."

Our profile is now online and being sent to all prospective birth mothers who we match with.  The online profile includes more pictures and information than the partial printed profile from our previous post.  Here is the link to our online profile with the agency:

We know we don't look like this couple,
but its a descriptive picture of how we feel :) 
We have been keeping busy getting ready for our future baby.  I have gone shopping with my friends and my mom.  At first, Babies R Us overwhelmed us but now (thanks to my friends) we have a handle on what we need for those first few weeks in a hotel room.  I am working on our emergency baby bag.  I have bought most of the necessary stuff - now I just need to get it all in a bag.  :)

I have a friend at work that gave me her pack 'n play and another friend who knows somebody getting rid of all of her baby stuff.  Everything is really in perspective for us and it is more apparent than ever that God has a plan for us.  We are really lucky to be one of the last to have kids in our circle of friends.  

The thing that gets me the most is that baby things are not gender neutral at all these days!  I am trying to buy several outfits that our child might fit in those first few days and can't seem to find anything neutral.  Our baby is going to look a little boyish regardless of the sex.

Our counselor at the agency has told us not to have a shower before we bring a baby home.  They don't want us to associate stuff with a particular baby and then be even more heart broken if the birth mom changes her mind at the last minute.

Although we are theoretically anywhere from 1 to 9 months "pregnant", the whole situation is odd for us since we are not "physically pregnant".  We are looking into taking a "new baby" class at the local hospital and are anxious that we will probably be the only ones not actually pregnant.  We just ordered a book to help us through the first few weeks in a hotel room with just us "three" but are still scared that we won't know what to do with our brand new infant.

We look forward to the support of our friends and family to help us through!   Thanks so everyone who has been there for us through this incredible journey!

Megan and Brett

1 comment:

  1. Hi Megan! Love the blog! thanks for sharing it with me (from I Can Teach my Child blog post on adoption) I am so glad you are preparing and getting ready for the call. you never know when it will happen.
    Try not to worry about the hotel and your first days with the baby. It will come naturally and reading does help. Enjoy your time alone with the baby - we cherish our short 2 weeks we had to get to know each other. Such a blessed time.

    Good luck. Please let me know if you have any questions! I will check back and see how you are doing♥