Friday, February 10, 2006

Tick, tock, tick tock...

There continues to be no news on the referral front. I'm starting to believe Children's Bridge when they said that the next set of referrals will not show up until sometime in March. I suppose it's already the middle of February, which only leaves a few more weeks until March. All this waiting is beginning to get quite comical in a way. I'm asked almost daily by people who I've shared our adoption with "have you heard anything? is the baby here? do you have a picture? how much longer?.......". Believe me, there's nothing in this world I'd love more than to have more information for y'all, but I don't. But let me just say, when I do get referral, the whole dang world will know it, that's for damn sure! In the meantime, I pray that our Jenna is safe, happy and above all, loved. We'll be there soon, I promise!

Well, the nursery is ALMOST done. I say almost because I'm cautious to buy any more things for it just in case we get referred a boy. Now, this isn't all that common but it has certainly been known to happen. And not that we wouldn't be happy with a boy, because however way our family grows is fine by me. Plus, I always get the urge to buy clothes and being as though I don't know her age and size, or gender for that matter, I may be shopping in vane (shopping in vane??? unheard of!). I've already bought about 5 or so cute little dresses and girly sleepers but there are no shortage of baby girls within my circle of friends so I'm sure they'll be worn!! In any case, I've really tried to hold off on the clothing front. I will be going to New York for a few days of shopping next week so hopefully I'll find some really cute things for the nursery while I'm there.

Here are some before and after pictures of the baby room:

The color of the walls are a little hard to see but it's a pale lilac and is soooo pretty. The theme for her room will be "Noah's Arc". I know the bedding looks sort of "boyish" but it does have a little pink and purple in it....honest! A big "Thank You" goes out to my mother-in-law and her partner for putting the crib together. It was a nice surprise to come home and see it all put together.

This weekend OneG agreed to go shopping for the stroller, car seat and high chair. (although when I thought of it late last night in bed, it could have just been a grunt that I took for a yes....we'll see) The last time I was at eChildren, I saw a stroller for $1200!!!! I asked how come the hefty price tag and she said it was made in Holland. Well, that answered my question.....NOT! Oh, and the fact that you can lift it with just one pinky. Again, something I look for when purchasing a stroller. Now who in their right mind would buy a stroller for that kind of money???? Not even me folks! But I must admit, things in the baby world ARE NOT CHEAP! This I am finding out quickly.

Well, that's it for this week folks.

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