Thursday, September 22, 2011

First official Mummy purchase

I know, I know, it's really too early, we are not even done with our home study yet but I was buying something on Amazon and needed something to get me over $25 for free shipping. I wonder if J will buy that excuse? All this paper work stuff is fine and dandy but I don't want to miss out on enjoying any of the anticipation that growing your family come with so I gave in.

Now, because I am afraid the waiting for a baby will be so painful with a fully kitted out nursery I am not going to go crazy. When we do complete our home study will start researching our car seat and crib/mattress/sheets etc but our purchasing will end there until that baby is in our arms.

I was talking to my friend Lindsey and she suggested that I make a list and a design for a girl nursery and one for a boy nursery and after we have our little one she is convinced our friends would want to help make those plans come to be while J and I fight over who holds the baby! That is actually the carrot I am dangling in front of myself to get the paper work done. I think I have been dreaming about my nursery even longer than I was about my wedding, ha ha.

In Home study news, we have sent off our personal reference forms to be filled out and returned and have completed a few pieces of paper that just needed to be read and signed. There probably won't be many exciting things to update on the adoption front for a while, this paperwork thing will take a little while so I will spare you the details. I think it might be more boring to red about paper work than to read about paint drying.

Now where was I? That's right, my first mummy purchase. If you know me, you will have realised how much I love my kitchen so it only seems right that our children will reap the fruits of my labor in that area too so I bought a cook book called, Love in Spoonfuls.

I can't wait to cook for our babes, but until then I have lots of time to practice some of these recipes on our friends kids!


  1. You have to have to get the paperwork done.

    I am wishing you the very best for the adoption journey, and I sure hope that there will be laughter and great scents flowing out from your home.

    Happy ICLW!

    ICLW #39

  2. Wow you are moving right along!! I was thining with adoption that although there is a lot of front loaded waiting...once you know you are getting a/the baby you don't have much time to get everything together, so i love your friends idea. To have things mapped out so that once you know you can just start putting you rplan into action lickety split!! Continued blessings over your journey!!!

  3. I'm excited for you and your adoption journey! All the best to you. (Returning your comment from ICLW)

  4. During the waiting period between my IVF #1 and #2 I bought several baby items!! My husband thought I was nuts, I told him they were bribes I was sending out into the universe so our baby knew it was wanted!!

    So these items will just send out the love into the universe for you too!!

    Happy ICLW

  5. Happy ICLW!

    I haven't gotten to the point of adoption yet, since that's still more expensive than IVF, but one thing I'm really scared of is jinxing things by buying more than the bare minimum of things before getting a baby. Good luck with the paperwork!

  6. Oh the dreaded paperwork, it goes on and on. But yay for your first purchase!!!

  7. Wonderful to make your first mum purchase :)) Good luck with all the paperwork... I can hear the love you already feel for your future little ones :)) xoxo

  8. I love the idea of planning each nursery. I know I completely changed my mind once I knew the gender DS. I always dreamed of a night time theme but realized it was too girly for my little man.

    Congrats on your first purchase!

    Happy ICLW! #20

  9. I am SO happy that you are enjoying the leading-up to moments. I know your miracle will be in your arms in no time, so revel and preparations while you can! (Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to following your story!) Best, Bernadette

  10. thanks for stopping by my blog.....Amazon is dangerous for that hey...the extra purchase for the free shipping :) Congratulations on your first purchase :)
    Happy ICLW

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