Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We pick up our Visas in a few hours. I should be sleeping.

Don't you hate when you wake up with a to-do Liston your mind? Unfortunately for me....none of the items on my list can be done until our agency gives the go-ahead to buy tickets.

Yesterday we received our I-800 approval. For those of you that have NOT done an international adoption, that means that the US has given their final approval for us to bring BOTH girls into this country. There is very little left that I can do other than "nesting".

People have told me that they forget the pain of child birth shortly after the baby is born. The same thing happens with adoption. After one child is in your arms, you forget the paperwork and the stress of adopting her. I don't know about other adoptive moms, but I also forgot about the boatload of Tums I was taking every day, because I was so stressed. I forgot about all of the times I woke up in the middle of the night to make sure that I had packed an "essential" item (stuffed lion, puréed prunes, 2 sizes of nipples, etc).

The only thing I didn't forget was the post-adoption depression. I don't know how much of it was related to the fact that I was 25 years old and had NO IDEA what I was doing and how much was related to the fact that we brought K home and I had hormones going everywhere because I promptly got pregnant....I just hope that I can avoid that this time around.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to know that everything is falling into place! God is lining it all up in proper order isn't HE!!?!?