Look what DH and I bought last night!!
The baby's CRIB!!!! It seems like such a big step to me, that room is officially a baby's room now (well, once it gets here, anyway)! It's a 2-in-1 crib, so it converts from a crib to a toddler bed. We were going to go with a 3-in-1, but decided against it. It also has a drawer to hold blankets or other crib bedding. Yay, yay, yay!! I am so excited!
Ugh... I've been sick all weekend! So not fair! Being sick over the weekend should be illegal. I think I have that stupid viral infection that's been going around. All you can do is wait it out. :BOO:
I was supposed to work on the baby's fleece blanket last night, but never got around to it. So I'll be working on that in just a few minutes! I am afraid I'm going to mess it up somehow, even though it's such an easy project. I really love the fleece we chose though. I'll be sure to post a picture of it when I'm done! Bye for now!
Okay, here it is!
One side has Eeyore on it, and the other side is a pale yellow color. I think this will be something that can transition with her from when we foster her in India to when we bring her home. That way, at least when she goes to bed she has something that feels familiar to her, you know? DH really loves it, he was raving about it when I showed it to him. He's such a sweetie.
PS - check out my new siggy!! Isn't it pretty? Thank you, Louisa (equestrian1)!!!!
We got our last document in!! That means our dossier is good to be mailed out, just as soon as we make the 6 required copies of it. The lady at MAPS said she thinks a referral will come very quickly because of our situation and how things are with India right now. The bad news is that my fingerprint appt got cancelled and I have to wait another week to go in and get that done. I'm going to ask and see if I can get a "letter of good conduct" from our local PD. The dossier handbook for India says either will suffice. I need to call MAPS and see what all that letter entails, and how you can go about getting one so I know exactly what to ask for when I call the PD. All in all, a good day!
More good news!! I called Jenny at MAPS to talk to her about the fingerprints, and she said that I can definitely ask for a letter from my local PD. So I called them, and they said they can do that no problem. I dropped off all our information today, and they said they'd call me by Friday to come pick it up! Yay!!! SO much faster than waiting on stupid fingerprints! Once that comes back... gulp! We get to mail out our dossier and get on the waiting list!!!! I am so excited, nervous and happy at the same time! I just cannot wait!
I just heard from my cousin in India... his dad (who's in his early 50's) went in to have an appendectomy, and never woke up. He's in a coma, and there is nothing they can do. His heart and other systems were doing fine, but now it seems that he is going into heart failure. My cousin and I are very close, and I am absolutely heart-broken for him. He is only 21 years old, and obviously this is a huge, huge shock for him and his family. Please say a prayer for their family.
I am soooo stressed out, it's unbelievable. I know partly it's because of the adoption and partly it's because of my cousin and the predicament he's in. I talked with him tonight, and he said his dad's brain is completely irreparable. They are draining fluid from his brain, but they say he'll probably never regain consciousness. So now they're faced with the decision of whether to take him off the ventilator and when. His mom is having such a hard time, I can't even imagine what it's like to be her. I just wish there was something I could do.
The adoption is also stressing me out because we are so close to submitting our dossier. I just feel like there's something major we might have missed that's going to delay us submitting our dossier even more. I just want it out of our hands and in India! Ugh, I'll write more tomorrow when I'm (hopefully) in a better mood.
ETA: I got an email from my cousin. He had called to talk to me, but I was out. His dad passed away at 3 AM.
Guess where I am? At a Fed Ex/Kinko's getting copies made of our dossier to be sent out Express to MAPS!! I got an email from Jenny on Thursday saying that she's going to India on Sunday the 22nd, and that if we could get her our dossier by then she could hand carry it to India so we could get on the waiting list super fast! How exciting is that???? So I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to get this all done. I think all we need to send is our pictures, which didn't turn out so well, so we have to redo them. But I'm going to Express that on Monday, so they should have it by Tuesday. I am so excited!! We could have our referral by Christmas!!
Ahhhhh, I am still basking in the glow of being post-dossier. DH and I went to BRU last night and bought the baby's bedding and a crib mattress. We went with the Olivia set from there. It is so cute!! It has kind of a vintagey look to it, and it's very delicate and pretty. We keep going into her room just to look at it and soak in the fact that we're going to be parents really soon! I hope they don't find anything majorly wrong with our dossier. I just want our baby!!