September 24, 2012

Getting Ready for the Big Trip...

How to get ready for a trip like this... hmmm....

Well there are 4 categories (So far):

1) Get the house ready for when I come back with a baby :)  Buy diapers, finish the room, complete small home projects, etc.  Most of this is done :)... I still want to re-tile my bathroom floor before I leave on Thursday.  Call me crazy.

Abi's room is officially done! Don't worry, there's a crib on the other side :)

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2) Bring as much as possible to take care of Abi... diapers, wipes, lotions, rice cereal, formula, baby food, clothes, travel boppy, bowls, spoons, baby meds, first aid kit, sling,  etc. etc. etc.

3) Bring as much as possible to take care of me... bug spray, dishwashing detergent, alarm clock, clothes, outlet converters, flashlight, over the counter meds, extra prescriptions, malaria pills, extra contacts, toiletries, FOOD (lots of granola bars, tuna cans, peanut butter, crustables, and other things that can provide an easy meal if I don't want to get out...)   Phew.  

4) Then of course there are adoption related pieces (IMPORTANT!)... papers to file, copies to keep, notarized docs, lions and tigers and bears, oh my.  (Totally stole that from you Megan... and Wizard of Oz, of course.)

WOW.  JUST WOW. 

Thankfully, Sean's home and we're checking things off the list one at a time...

- Call the pediatrician.  Check.
- Get new finger prints back.  Check.

The list just doesn't stop...

In between though we're listening to music in the studio late at night, spending time with good friends (Happy Birthday Preston!!!!!!) and soaking up this fantastic weather! (It's 53 degrees out right now... unbelievable.)

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the prayers.  We need them!!!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

Happy Monday!

19 comments:

Carolyn said...

OMG! Her room is adorable!! :) Good luck and have a safe flight!!!

megan james said...

Consider it a baby gift :) WAHOOOOOO BABY ABI!!!!

Kara said...

My heart swells for you! You will be in my thoughts during this leg of your journey.

Hugs,
Kara
@HeidiNae

Robyn said...

fantastic-excited crazy busy-ness! the room looks great. she will love it!

Even Miracles said...

Hi ! Congrats , I am a new follower from your days at Ni Hao Ya'll ! Can't wait to follow your exciting journey. Here's hoping it is fast and fun and you and your baby girl get home in record time. God Bless

Annabelle said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! I hope that you will be able to keep us updated once you get there. If not, I know we will hear all about it once you're back in the States with that sweet Abi!

Brianne Heape said...

Soooo excited for you!!!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I am just plain giddy for you guys!

Sara said...

Sooo exciting. That is some to do list but the end result will be sooo amazing.

Anonymous said...

are you going to have a baby shower when you get home? eh revere is just so much to get with children.... But worth it all!! sending prayers your way to have a safe trip. so excited for your life to start with your baby!

Jessica said...

YAY so exciting that you are getting ready to go. are you going to be able to update your blog some while you are gone?

Melodee said...

awe her room is adorable!! so much to plan but how exciting you get to bring your little girl home sooooooon!!

Katye Y said...

Lots of love and prayers for a safe and quick trip!

Katherine Fincher said...

This journey has just been incredible! Through the good and bad, what a blessing to get to go be with her before you bring her home (and have your sweet Momma there too)!

Easton wife said...

New follower here and wow excited to follow along your journey and the end result! How exciting! I am expecting in 4 weeks :)

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Mary said...

So incredibly excited for you guys!!! What a blessing. Declaring favor with everyone you meet, speediness of process, and perfect moments with your darling baby. Safe travels and we can't wait to meet her!

Naptime Review said...

What a cute room! I am so happy for you!!!! Let me know when she comes home! I will tweet for you!

julie @ Naptime Review

the hollie rogue said...

best wishes to you, friend! I'm so excited for your adventure. Many prayers coming your way! :)

Sierra said...

Have such a wonderful time!!!
I have lots of stories from living in Africa.
Email me if you have questions or something. i miss it so much!!!!
Love this!
Hope all is well,
Sierra
Oh, Just Living the Dream