Saturday, May 27, 2006

Unexpected Treasures

Thanks to a gracious woman who traveled we have a new picture of our angel.

This is nearly the same angle as one of his referral pictures. It is him. The minute I saw the picture I knew it was him. I stare at his picture all of the time. It is quite surreal how attached I already am to this little peanut whom I have never held. I feel as though I know him. It really is unexplainable--at least to me. I would assume this is how a woman feels when she is carrying a child in her womb. I talk to him and tell him all the things that we are going to do. I truly feel a connection to this child. I hope that i am not setting myself up a disappointment when I finally do get to see my baby. I have to begin preparing myself for the fact that my baby is not attaching to me. He doesn't know that I exsist. He isn't preparing for us as we are preparing for him.

I went out with my mom and grandma today to buy nursery furniture. It will arrive in 2 weeks. I have a lot of work to do to be ready in 2 weeks to put the furniture together and get it in the room. Wow are things moving fast. My mom is planning my shower--she is not one for tradition--and we are going to have it in the middle of July sometime. We want to have it before we travel as this is our first baby and we need so much stuff. We want to have it all together before we leave so that we don't have to deal with all of that when we get home with our little peanut.

I went shopping today and bought him a lot of clothes. I have been buying mostly 12mos clothing, just to be on the safe side. I know that he is only about 8.5lbs right now. But you never know how clothes are going to fit. I still am having a really hard time processing all of this. I am beginning to understand that it will not be real until I am in Ethiopia and we are looking at each other. I will be real then because my son will then know me, whereas now only I know him.


Fizzle said...

Wow, Dawn, that's so exciting. All of it. The new picture, the furniture, feeling a bond with your baby.

I'm glad you have yet another photograph to bring you guys a little bit closer.

sarah said...

He's so beautiful!!!

MP2 said...

You may be surprised at how "hard-wired" Noah will be to attach to you. Its awesome that you are already so attached to him - I think you're going to be a great team (-: He's a beautiful boy!

adopting 4 from Ethiopia said...

My recommendation is to buy some smaller clothing - our domestically adopted son came to us at just over 8 lb. and fit into preemie clothing and stayed in 0-3 months for the next 4 months, and then was in 3-6 months for 4 or 5 months longer. He'll grow into the 12 month clothing but I bet you'll want some things that fit him better.

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