Tuesday, December 9, 2008

what now?

So our home study arrived safely in Florida! I also have two copies here for safe keeping. The question is what do we do now? I do have to mail four more copies of our profile. My goal is to get those out by the new year. I've been asking some other adoptive parents what to do during this time. Do we register? That seems weird to me. I don't want to jinx us, but then again I don't want to be totally unprepared if we have a short wait. If we have a long wait, we could be in a new house in another state when our baby comes home. I refuse to prepare a nursery or have a shower before we are matched. It's just doesn't feel right and still brings back some hard memories.
I think I have decided to just do my research on the necessary items, Greg will love looking on Consumer Reports for that stuff! We are trying to spend as much time as possible together when he is home. Our vacation is planned and booked for April! WHOA! We are finally looking forward to our family being here for Christmas.
I would love suggestions on parenting books or books for Greg that don't revolve or mention your wife during pregnancy. We need more of " this is what you do when the baby arrives." It is an exciting time, knowing that this will really happen one day. No turning back now!

2 comments:

emilythehopeless said...

i totally have no advice, but i am so very happy for you and super excited to see what happens next!!!

RM said...

Maybe create a registry or two, and just don't make them public yet. I know most of the stores ask you if you want it viewable or not. Then when the time is right, you can put it out there!

Congratulations, and I hope you have a very short wait before you're matched with your little one!