Today my baby is 9 months old. It's the last milestone we're missing. He will be in our arms in 6 more days.
What a week it has been!
Last weekend I was nesting like crazy. We had temperatures in the 90's and while I really wanted to sit on my deck, we were pretty busy. We spent a lot of time at Target, the crib was delivered, we painted that old dresser, I cleaned, I washed, I organized. At that point I had no idea our travel call would come Monday.
Monday morning I had this feeling that it would be THE day. It sounds weird, but at some point I took a deep breath and just felt we were going to get TC that day. Of course then I was a little confused when the husband called DC and there was no picture. That wasn't part of my plan.
I told my co-worker "no travel call today". I sent an email to a friend saying "no picture". One minute later the phone rang with my travel call. Our wonderful coordinator was calling from home to let us know that Ben was ready! Of course I screamed in her ear. I have no idea what she told me over the phone! I called the husband who left work to go home where all of our travel information was. In the meantime, all the ladies in the office gathered to make long lists of things I still need.
Well, we got travel booked and leave TOMORROW. I am surprised we actually waited this long, but I was simply not prepared at work.
This whole week has been a blur. I wish I wasn't such a procrastinator. I still have some work I need to get done today.
Thursday was my surprise baby shower at work. The ladies got lucky that we actually stayed around this week! I was overwhelmed by the thoughtful presents little Ben received.
It is so surreal that this is happening. You wait and you wait and you wait, and one day the wait is over. I can't believe that I'm going to meet my baby. I just can't wrap my head around it. What a journey it's been!
As we count down the days to meeting our son, we are keeping his foster family in our thoughts. They are spending their last week with this baby that they have loved and taken care of over the last couple of months. How hard this time must be for them.