So baby Kahuna, aka the monkey, is almost 6 weeks old. Can’t hardly believe it. She’s given up the midnight bottle (still eating at 3am though), holding her head up better and seemingly becoming slightly more amused by life in general.
She had her hep. B shot last week at the doctor, and she weighed in at 10lbs, 61/2 ozs!! Oh so healthy. Still gassy, but you’ll have that.
It’s time to schedule our “post placement” visit with the social worker, so that she can see that we are functioning as a normal family. So there we go. Still waiting for the court date to be set (not up to 60 days, yet).
The other day L asked me if I thought about the fact that she was adopted–and I answered no–I just think of her as our daughter!!!
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!!
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!!