GOTCHA DAY: AUGUST 5, 2005

To make a long and wonderful story short (I have a 4 day old here!!) we brought baby kahuna home on Friday, August 5, 2005. She is beautiful and perfect, and if she is as giving, selfless, and brave as her birthparents, the world better watch out!! Wow.

Visit her at www.babykahuna.textamerica.com

More Details!!

I’m taking a break from scouring my house to share with the world what we know thus far!!

We met our birthmom and birthdad last week, and the meeting went really well. Akward at first, but thankfully L can put anyone at ease!! So we chatted and chatted and chatted–and we found out that : IT’S A GIRL and she’s scheduled to arrive via c-section at 8am August 3rd!!

We met for almost 90minutes! I followed up the meeting w/ an email to our caseworker, telling her how good we felt about it–turns out that the birthparents called to say that they felt good about it and wanted to know if we did too!!

I emailed a list of names, the birthparents (BPs) told me their favorite two and a middle name, and now we have a name for the baby girl. But you’ll have to wait to find that out.

Oh! And, the BPs have requested that we be in the waiting room at the hospital! So we will get to see her just minutes after she is born. I really can’t even imagine. Past that, I don’t know how much contact we will have with her until the papers are signed (not til FRIDAY), but somehow we’ll hang on……..

We are minorly freaking about where we shall put said child in our 1/2 packed 1300sq ft house, but we figure she won’t take up too much space!!

Please keep every crossed for us!!

Nesting Pays

So turns out, when a babe is eminent, one way or another, mama bird has a strong desire to make everything as right with the world as possible. The garbage cans are clean, the toilets are scrubbed, the floor moulding shines, and the junk drawers are organized.

The best part though, is that in the junk drawer I found a *long* (like 5 yrs) forgotten gift certificate to the spa. I stopped in yesterday to see, if, by some grace of God, there was a credit left on it–and, ah ha–I am $52 in SPA CREDIT richer!! Can’t buy anything for the baby there, so I am goin in for my “pre-parent” facial on Tuesday!!

My house has NEVER been cleaner–between the showings that are still going on, and the little bit of insanity creeping in….I think I am in training to be a desperate housewife!!