Last post was Overwhelmed, today basketcase!!!
I'm a mess, not in a bad way, but just feeling panicky, like what have I forgotten? All (and I mean ALL, I have all her clothes newborn to 3 months) of her clothes are packed in my car. Her carseat is installed, has been vigorously handled by mom and dad. The pack-n-play is in the car as well. She has diapers, formula, nursery water, diaper bags, socks, shoes, hair bows, you name it--it's in the Tahoe!! I'm going crazy trying to make sure I have everything we will need.
When you adopt from another state, you can be stuck there for a while. We don't know how long we'll be in Louisiana, and though it's not far, I can't leave the state with her until we are cleared, hope it's not too long! So, I want to make sure she has everything she needs! My sweet friends are collectively gathering their baby things and getting them together (the few things I don't already have) to bring over to my mom's. Being an adoption with no shower yet, there are things we still "need", which is a complete overstatement, as we in America have so many "needs" that aren't necessary. Nevertheless, my sweet friends are getting them together to loan to me. My stomach is in knots and I can hardly believe that after 3+ years of trying we might actually have a baby in just two days!
Please continue to pray for Baby Mama, for her peace of mind, for comfort with her decision, for an easy (and I mean EASY) labor, and for her to have support and love when this is over. I can't imagine how she feels. I imagine her heart is broken in so many pieces, but I know that she loves this baby, so please continue to cover her in prayer!
Pray for Cala to be healthy and for me to maintain my sanity and for Sean to have patience with me, as I'm a bit nutty right now (thank goodness I don't have pregnancy hormones to deal with right now too!!).
Only two more days and we'll meet our daughter. Sometime Thursday I'll be a mommy to a live baby. I will never stop missing my babies, but I am beyond thrilled that Cala will be our baby!!! And I'm very happy to know that she has so many angel babies watching over her daily!!
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