So we are home, and falling into a semblence of a routine….baby Kahuna is great–great at sleeping, great at eating, great at cuddling…..she’s a natural newborn!
We are filing the petition for her adoption this week (our agency refers to an outside lawyer-they don’t have one in house). Not sure what my occupation will be for the birth certificate, but you’ll have that.
What has been so amazing is how taken with her everyone is–she has some mystical baby powers, I think. The doctor has declared her perfect (always reassuring), and we go back Sept 8th for some shots. Not looking forward to that.
So she’s home, I’m home, L just got promoted, and we are becoming a nuclear family, I guess. It’s almost like an out of body experience.
We’ve been emailing the birthparents and baby Kahuna’s birth grandma–they are such great people. They seem to be doing as well as can be expected. It was weird coming home from the hospital and not seeing them–after having such an intense 3 days with them, it’s weird to think they are going about their lives 30 minutes away and visiting baby Kahuna on the website.
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
Found out that the birthmom considering us hasn’t decided yet (she must really be deliberating!) and also found out the our profile is still being viewed by others, which is good. They don’t take you out of circulation until you are picked and you agree to it. So that’s good to know!
Also found out that they call quarterly to , quote the phone message I recieved, ” see if you are still interested in adoption”….HELLO!?! We’ve paid you some cash, have had our home inspected, labored over a scrapbook, and have been told that someone’s been seriously considering us–why wouldn’t we be interested in adoption?!?!
Turns out that was just a poorly phrased message by an intern–really, they were calling to make sure that our contact info was the same, that we were still interested in a “soon as possible placement”, etc. Turns out some people don’t call when they move/change #’s, magically get pregnant or happen by a child in some other way. Go figure.
So long story short: it is all status quo .