Monday, April 7, 2008

Where have I been?

I have not written in about a week so if there are any regulars out there reading this...forgive me. We were just crazy busy last week and I had to work this past weekend and I threw my back out Sunday morning while coughing!!! Don't laugh! It sounds strange but that's really what happened. I am sitting in my favorite chair nursing my back with a heating pad. David sends you all his best. He is outside working on the alternator in my car. We think it's bad and needs to be replaced.

Well, let's see...what kind of baby things can I update you on??? I know! I bought a car seat today! I know - I know! There won't be anything left to buy us for a shower but look...we have to have a car seat day one. As you all know adoption is not predictable. We may get a call one day to come the next day for placement so you just don't know. I don't want to be out scrambling around for the car seat at the last minute. If you haven't ever looked at car seats I will tell you that there are many choices. David and I were perplexed so I called on the Calvary!

My buddy Ashley is certified in car seat stuff. I don't want to make light of her knowledge but I just don't know what her certification is exactly so I can't be detailed in my description. Anyway...we went to lunch and then we went to Babies R' Us and she handled the situation!!! She was grabbing those seats and turning those things around. She was inspecting handles, looking at bases, checking out the harness, etc. She just took charge and she helped me pick out the perfect one. A bonus is that even though the one I bought is not one of those combo things with the stroller in tow you can turn it into one. So that's cool because I couldn't decide what I wanted so now I can decide later!

Our letters went out last week and I know several of them have been returned already so that's a good thing. We found out today that our pastor's was "m.i.a" somewhere so we are doing a resend on that one. Other than that things are moving right along. We are just anxious and excited and nervous and happy and baby crazy all rolled into one right now!

I was thinking yesterday about where our child is right now. Have they been conceived? Are they growing in a mom's tummy right now or is he/she merely a glimmer in our eye and a long way from coming home? I look out the window at the world and wonder where he/she is and how much longer before they come home to us...everyday!!!! Please keep the birth mother, the baby and David and I in your thoughts and your prayers.


Mom said...

Thank you for keeping us informed. I am sorry I don't respond more often.