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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adoption Profile....

CHECK! Yep, i've completed it. It's a beautiful 18 page summary of what our life is all about and a why a birth mother would choose us. I've been slowly working on it for awhile but the last few days i've added the finishing touches and it's now into the hands of loved ones to make adjustments. We had our US consultation last week, which was in the form of a 2 hour phone call full of great and encouraging information and we have our appointment booked with the social worker for the 19th. We are so excited to get going on this new adventure. I feel like a child in a candy store again with the excitement I have. Just thinking that I will have a new born baby is the greatest feeling. I never thought I would get to experience the lovely first year of a child, the sleepless nights, the teething, the late night feedings just me and him. I can't wait. I know I may sound crazy wanting the sleepless nights, and I will probably change my mind once he gets here, but they are all things I envy when I look at new mothers and I WILL GET TO EXPERIENCE IT. YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
The feeling I now have inside is the same feeling I had when our dossier landed in Ethiopia, such excitement, eagerness, happiness and most of all inner peace. Everyday I wake up smiling knowing we have made the right decision. I just can't wait to get all the paperwork stuff over with and then the true waiting begins. I'm looking forward to adding a new counter to the top of this blog.


The Mannings said...

I am so excited for you! A new born will be wonderful and even the sleepless nights will bring joy as you will probably apprecitate them more than most would. Its nice to see you so happy and excited!! :)

Sarah said...

Nat, thank you for your email awhile back letting me know what was going on with your program switch and heart-wrenching decision. I can't help but feel that this is the path you are supposed to be on... the move to B.C., the availability of this program, the fact that you'll get an itty bitty newborn. I'm so excited for you and this new journey! Keep us posted. :)


darci said...

oh I am so excited for you too!

Tammy said...

I'm so happy for you two. A new born baby is such a great experience and even at 1, 3, and 5 in the morning you'll love being up feeding him. I know I experienced that with Josina b/c I wanted to treasure every moment. The struggles to become a mom made me appreciate every minute (ok maybe not ALL the time did I want to be up feeding her at all hours of the night, lol).
I'm glad you are feeling excited and happy again.

shannon said...

So trilled for you
It sounds a million times better than a candy store.

and like Sarah said so excited to follow you to meet those tiny toes and little little fingers.

Thanks so much for continuing to share the next stage with us.

Have a great night

ps cant wait to hear about your first shopping adventure in the baby sizes.