Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Well, I am sitting here after I have filtered through all the crap that piled up on my 'adoption desk' over the last month. Since submitting my dossier, obviously there hasn't been a lot of things I've actually needed to sit at this desk and do. So, now, it is pretty much cleared off and will be moved to make way for TOYS!
I've picked up my prescriptions for Henry (an antibiotic and the scabies creme). I've gotten my fresh bills from the bank. I've gotten my embassy paperwork together. Henry's suitcase is packed. I think I'm ready to go.
Well, okay, there are a few more things that need to be taken care of. But it is going to be hard to get these next 10 days to pass by. They are taking forever. I couldn't believe when I woke up this morning, it was only Wednesday! Argh!
You asked what size clothes I was bringing for Henry. Well, I am bringing some size 9 mos, and some size 6-12 mos. Different brands size things differently. I had measured him from the nape of his neck to the crotch of is outfit. I measured all of my outfits based on that - and unless he's grown tremendously in the last month, I am hoping I am okay. I told Leslie, if they don't fit him, guess I'll have to go shopping!
What size are you bringing for your DD? How much food are you bringing? Are you planning on putting her back on the bottle at all? It is so hard to know what the right things are to do, but I am sure it will all work out okay.
Oh, and I did decide to bring the umbrella stroller. I think it will help in the airports, and probably other times as well.
Okay, can't think of anything else right now - except I don't want to work anymore!

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Top 10 list for Thursday

Here's my brain dump for today. I keep thinking "Oh, I need to tell xxxxx...." So here is my top 10 list for Thursday:
1. Cheryl told me that we need to give Irina back the $$ she gave back to us. Wasn't sure you had received that message.
2. I went to the liquor store today and have my tequila and cognac, so I'm good on that front.
3. IA doctor confirmed that Mr. Henry has scabies and is calling in prescription(s).
4. Dale says we don't need to staple anything into our passport - the sticker visa is all we need for the next trip.
5. I don't want work anymore.
6. Henry's room is all put together and waiting for him now.
7. I have no idea what to pack for Henry.
8. Barb hasn't called back with any travel info yet.
9. I don't want to work anymore (although, I may have already said this).
10. Three weeks from today, we will both offically be parents!

Monday, October 11, 2004

A thank you for my baby shower

You guys really outdid yourselves. I cannot tell you how blown away I still am about the whole thing!

Everything was beautiful - the tables with the diapers, the candles in the baby food jars, the 'count the jelly beans', the 'sign the picture frame', the tooling (I'm sure I am spelling this wrong) on ALL of the chairs, the baby sock corsage, the 'It's a Boy!' sash, and I could go on and on and on. And yes, the cake was yummy!

Every one was so extremely generous, especially all of you! I appreciate all of your hard work and creative minds. I appreciate your enthusiasm over all of the things, big and small, that I received for Henry. And most of all, I appreciate all of your endless support and bottomless hearts in loving me and Henry. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! I love you all so very much. Henry is one fortunate little boy to come home to such a special extended family.
All this is said as I listen to Cookie Monster sing "C is for Cookie and that's good enough for me!"