We had our home study back at the beginning of December and one of the things our Social Worker said to us was that it could possibly take a month or two to get approved from our home study date or from when we sent in all of our paperwork. Being the month of December, I knew it was going to be crazy trying to get ready for Christmas and all the craziness the Holidays bring. I set a realistic date of December 31st to have all our paperwork sent in. I sent everything in on January 2nd and I was pretty proud of myself just getting through that month! As the weeks went on, I wondered when I would get that amazing email saying we were approved and ready to present our profile to birth moms. Well we got that email last Thursday (Feb. 12th). I immediately called Dallas and told him the good news. It's such a good feeling knowing that all our ducks are lining up and that we are getting so close!
We had an interesting/ eye opening experience this week that surprised us. We realized that now that we are approved, we could get our baby at any time. My sister in law asked me if I had diapers, formula, bottles... I don't have any of that yet! So off to Target I went and started browsing the baby isles. It is crazy that I'm buying binkies and onesies and diapers for ME and not for a friends baby shower. I had to pinch myself! I am so out of the baby game and I need major help on what to buy!
The puzzle is coming along. Well, right now I am writing the names of our amazing donors on the backs of the pieces and then I am going to start putting it together. I am almost there! I am super excited to get started because of my love for puzzles. I will post pictures when I start piecing it all together.
We are so grateful for all of our friends and family that have donated puzzle pieces for our baby! It is very humbling to think of all the love we have been shown as we are going through this process. We are excited for what is to come and we will keep you posted with our process.