Wow. The past few days have been awesome. We are getting so excited for our trip we can hardly stand it. Our bags are getting packed and things are getting real. We got our second round of shots yesterday, booked our hotel, confirmed our itinerary with our social worker, met with our pediatrician, and took two trips to Target for things we need. Sean and I bought our first set of wipes and diapers (very exciting) and loaded up on small things we can leave with Abiella. We're packing one of those baby chairs that bounces and vibrates and has a mobile on top. It fit nicely into our luggage.
On Monday afternoon, Sean said, "What if I break my glasses while I'm there?" and I said, "Oh my gosh... what if you do?? You'd be blind. You need a backup pair." So 45 minutes later he was sitting in the doctor's chair getting a current prescription. I needed a new pair as well and so we got it all done in one visit. Here I am getting fitted for my glasses. If you haven't been lately, get ready for the not-too-exciting contraption they put on your head to fit your glasses to your face. It takes a magnified photo of you and then displays it on their huge screens where all customers walking by can see. Imagine a closeup of your face times 20. You can tell by my stance I wasn't too happy about this.
While I was at Target a mother and her two daughters were walking past me in the Christmas aisle when the young daughter spotted the "holiday" bras next to the ornaments. Seriously Target... seriously? But anyhow, she immediately broke out into song singing her original, "Deck the halls with bras of glory, fa-la-la-lala-la-lalala." Her mother was humiliated but I thought it was hilarious. I've had it in my head for two days now... and maybe you will now too.
Looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow and Follower's Fest on the 25th!!
I'll post again soon, but for now I've got to finish loads of laundry, go to the store for tomorrow's feast, and finish washing bottles and baby clothes we're taking. What?!? So exciting. Meanwhile, if any of you know where to find a mobile that attaches to a crib, let me know. We're on the hunt (we want to leave it there with her) and for some reason Target doesn't have any. Next stop: Essex, Wal-mart, Babies-R-Us, and anywhere that sells a hot holiday caffeinated beverage... 'Tis the season!
Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Day!