Thursday, June 7, 2012

Two Weeks. WHAT?!?

countdown to ethiopia, 14 days

Fourteen days.  This is happening.  In my wildest dreams, I didn't think we'd be traveling for our adoption in June, and I certainly didn't think that we'd be adopting a baby.  I was thinking maybe December, and it would be two-year-old.  All along I felt like our process would all happen in 2012, but I never ever expected it to happen so quickly.

We have finished all our doctor calls and preliminary planning for medical care.  We have bought the changing table at IKEA.  We have had the bassinet stroller parked in the bedroom for weeks now*.  So much is done.  I am so grateful.

We still have to buy diapers and wipes.  Order the few things off our Amazon registry that we need to have before Elvie gets here.  Tidy the house and get in touch with someone to give it a deep clean so that at least we start out fresh and clean and organized.  And we have to pack.

Whether we get everything done or not, in two weeks we'll be getting on an airplane.  I don't think I'll believe it until it is actually happening.

*We can't afford the crib we want yet, and it's on backorder anyway, so welcome to family life, Elvie!  You can sleep in this mobile sleeping device!  And if you're lucky, the cat who's claimed it for her own won't lie down directly on your face!


  1. Exciting news! So happy for you all!

  2. Your bed issue cracked me up--Our son slept in a laundry basket as a bassinet, so I feel your insanity.haha

    Visiting from SNOTW(Rachael's link last Friday). Congratulations and have a safe trip!!

  3. This may make me sound like a total idiot, but maybe she's nervous because she thinks that you might accidentally leave her behind in Ethiopia? I mean, she's going back for the first time and maybe she thinks she'll have to stay there and it'll be E's turn to come home? This is probably not it at all, but with the coming trip, maybe is all coming back that she may have had to be in charge once? You guys are amazing parents and I love to see how patient and understanding you are with Z every day.


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