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!!!
The attorney filed our petition on Monday, which was really nice of him, because we forgot to enclose a check when we sent off the petition in the mail!! So I seriously had to tell the very nice paralegal that “our check is in the mail….”, like a complete goober. I realized we forget the check when filing the cover letter they sent us–oops! Thankfully in-town mail is pretty quick!
So we have to wait 60 days, then we can get a date to set the finalization–yippee!! In the meantime, we debate–baby Kahuna is four weeks old today, but not one month old til Saturday…..so how old is she?!?!? Is time cheating everyone this way?
We also emailed our social worker to let her know that we may be crossing state lines this weekend–we don’t have bracelets like Martha or anything, but we do have to keep her posted if we leave the state. Oh, and we can’t go to Canada til we have a birth certificate.
Oh, and baby girl is FINALLY enjoying her swing a bit!
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.