I am sitting here on pins and needles....waiting for the call to tell us that we can pick-up our daughter!
The effect of all this on my nerves is immense!
We did get Olivia's room painted this past weekend. We chose a light, subtle lavender. We plan to buy white furniture, and an area rug to cover the wood floor. All in good time, though. My wonderful sister-in-law gave us her bassinet, and we bought a car seat. Olivia has plenty of clothes now thanks to all of our wonderful family and friends who have been showering us with gifts. Everyone has been so generous. So, she is set to come home. I have also done some shopping basic necessities. I can't believe it....I am still surprised this is all happening....
In case you are wondering, we have a semi-open adoption. We will be mailing letters and pictures to "B" on a set schedule. "B" has no identifying information on us...she does not know where we live, our last names, etc... All correspondence will be through our agency. She can request one visit per year, which would also be done at our agency. We have the same agreement with the birth father if he so desires.
I know I wrote about this already, but we had a wonderful meeting with "B" last week. I still cannot stop thinking of her, and our day together.