Thank you all so much for the kind words and congratulations. We are very excited and hopeful that this will go well. Our attorney is prepping the initial set of paperwork for us to sign, and hopefully we'll hear details early next week about our first meeting and attending the ultrasound.
I spent most of yesterday in shock, but the reality of this is finally settling in a bit. We don't have a lot of time - six weeks at most - and we have so much to do: get the money situation settled with the attorney, reserve a spot at the daycare, find a pediatrician, get all of the baby things we need, finish the nursery, meet with HR about taking maternity leave, etc.
Some of you have asked how you can help. Our primary need is assistance with legal fees. You can help by purchasing an item off of our Etsy page or contributing money to our adoption fund (under the "Help Us Adopt" tab at the top of the page). If any money is left over, we will use this money to put into an education IRA for the baby. We're also registered for some items at Amazon.com, Target, and Babies R Us. And we need LOTS of positive thoughts!
I still can't believe this. It's hard to put into words what I'm feeling because it's so new and sudden. I've been less emotional than I expected (I expected to cry non-stop, but I've only cried once), but I'm sure the emotions will kick in at some point. All I know is that, as of now, we're bringing home our daughter in less than two months.