Tuesday, June 26, 2012

39 days and counting

It's been a spectacular five days. So spectacular, in fact, that I feel like something is wrong - like someone is going to pinch me at any moment and wake me up from a dream.

We've accomplished a lot since we got the call. We've reserved a spot at daycare, scheduled a meeting with the pediatrician, bought the finishing pieces to the nursery, signed off on all the initial legal paperwork, wrote ginormous checks, and made our leave arrangements with work. I even managed to start my new job amidst all of this, and my head is still attached to my shoulders.

The best news of all: we are definitely going to the next sonogram with the expectant mother (T) on Friday, and the plan is to take her to breakfast after the appointment. I had the chance to speak with her again yesterday on the phone, and it was great conversation. She talked about how excited she and her mom were to meet us. She texted me pictures of her and her two daughters so we could see what our little girl might look like. She even asked me to be in the delivery room with her when she gives birth. I was worried about how I would feel having direct contact with her, but she makes it incredibly easy. We both look forward to finally meeting her on Friday.

Please continue to send good thoughts about T and the baby, especially their health, and stay tuned to my blog this week. I'll be kicking off a book giveaway to help raise money for our adoption fund.

31 comments:

Alicia MArie said...

OH, Katie! I am beyond excited for you. It's finally your time to be a mommy, and I couldn't be any happier for you! You deserve this! :)

Congratulations!

sass @ (In)fertility Unexplained said...

What a wonderful post. Congratulations again!

Brave IVF Girl said...

Thrilled for you!

Maureen Alley said...

Yay yay yay! I miss you on Twitter because I was curious how things were going.

Dawn said...

Words cannot express how happy I am for you'

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Things sound very promising so far so ignore the negative nancy. It's wonderful that you are building a positive relationship with the the EM. Hoping that everything continues to go smoothly in your life, you are due some karma in a big way. Such an exciting time!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome and I am so glad to hear you are having direct contact with her AND her mother, who sounds as of she is super supportive. Like we discussed long ago....sometimes it can work, with the right woman. This relationship will benefit you all. Especially your child.

We are all waiting for good news SOON.

xo

Danielle said...

Yaaaaaaaay! In the delivery room! Oh that just made my heart burst with happiness! This is so wonderful!

Jay said...

Aaah, a lovely thing about adoption seems to be this: you can go from zero to 60 in like 5 seconds!! I'm so excited for you, and can't wait to read about the Friday meet. The BM sounds just wonderful.

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Yay for the sonogram and delivery room! Can't wait to hear your update after the appointment. Congrats again!

Tiffany said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

M said...

I'm so excited for you! I hope Friday is great!

Alex said...

Oh my goodness, all wonderful news! Doing it all with your head on - amazing!!! :) I'm amazed that you'll even get to be in the delivery room. What a wonderful experience you will have meeting your daughter. Just so happy for you!!!

Rach said...

Wow, so exciting. Thats great you guys are forming a good bond. Can't wait to hear about Fridays meeting!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

So Exciting! I am beyond happy for you guys!

Rebecca said...

so awesome and incredible!!!!! i am just so excited for you.

missohkay said...

I'm ridiculously excited for you! Because I, too, was plagued with a feeling that something would go wrong (until the very minute the plane landed!), preparing for her arrival was really surreal. Just keep pretending that you're getting a baby until the day you finally do!

AL said...

sending good thoughts that all goes smoothly. it sounds so promising. xoxoox

It Is What It Is said...

Wow, wow, wow! What fantastic news that things are moving along. I have an IRL friend who was matched with an expectant mother just last week and her baby boy is due on 9/19.

I love it when good things happen to good people.

Just the Tip said...

crying, again! I'm so so so so so happy for you!!

JM said...

Wow- all of these things ARE amazing! I am so thrilled that not only are you have finally found your child, but you have also found a birthmother who seems pretty darned awesome. What a gem!

Elizabeth said...

VERY exciting! :) Such good things happening for you on ALL fronts. :)

Kelli said...

Such a lovely exciting time...enjoy!!

someday-soon said...

The countdown has begun =) So excited for you all!!!

Geochick said...

How exciting. Congratulations on your match!

Serenity said...

Still so thrilled for you. And my thoughts are with T. So brave.

xoxo

kristin simich said...

Oh girl I am so happy for you, both of you well, All of you! I know the feeling of waiting for the pinch but there are those magic times where the pinch never comes! Sending lots of good vines your way:) I'm staying tuned!

Daryl said...

So excited for you! Friday's going to be a great day!

Denise R said...

We were asked to be in the delivery room as well. It is such an amazing, awe inspiring moment to witness and be a part of.

Our baby boy is only 12 days old now, so reading this makes me giddy for you!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Congrats! You're a momma!! =) Sorry about whatever the twitter stuff is. I have no idea how people could possibly badmouth you. :/ Best of luck and keep us posted!! =)

Anonymous said...

Katie,
You are an amazing woman and now an amazing mother as well. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart, I simply could not be more happy for you.
I wish all of you joy, love and everything that is good in this life,
Much love,
Susanna