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!