Friday, September 09, 2005

Inaugural Post

Hi Everyone,

We finally created a baby blog!

Last New Year's Eve we toasted with our friends Paul and Mary to having our babies home from China by this New Year's Eve. I can't believe it's already September and we are still on track! After 3-4 months of frenetic paperwork early in the year we entered the the limbo zone...The Wait. Which is what we've been doing since April 12, our "LID," the date our paperwork was officially logged in at the China Center for Adoption Affairs in Beijing. With the wait running about 6-7 months from LID right now, we are looking at late October for our match. The Match. Match Day. Gulp. That is next month! That's when we find out who she is, this little person (a girl, we know that much, and probably under one year old) who is coming to live with us soon. Amazing.

So what are we doing to prepare? Welp, since we moved into a new house in April, we have lots of fun home repairs to take care of, and a nursery that doesn't even have paint on the walls yet. David installed a fabulous closet system last weekend (this kid is going to have the nicest closet in the house! ;)) and this weekend we might finally paint.

Today we signed up for a "Baby Care Basics" class through Sharp Healthcare, which we'll attend with some other members of our Fortune Cookies group (cute name, huh? It's an adoption support group, but not just China adoption--we get together with the other members every two weeks for dinner) and hopefully we'll be told some useful things like how to put on a diaper and what kind of bottles to use and what-not. All kinds of things that people in their late '30s with no children wouldn't have had occasion to learn yet. ;)

Our dear friend Beth is planning a shower for us in mid-October. We are feeling very loved because apparently a lot of people have been offering to pitch in to make this the event of the season. I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be having a baby shower. It still doesn't seem real, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless! :)

I think that's all for now. I'll be filling in the gaps as we go along. Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

The Wades said...

I know what baby you're getting, but I don't want to ruin your surprise.

HINT: Her name starts with a J. Oh, and she's absolutely adorable...and really smart!