Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One Month Ago Today...

We were finally united with our sweet Bailey!  We can't believe that it's already been a month, yet we can't believe it's only been a month.  A lot has happened in a month since we've met: 

  • 8 days in Kinshasa, mostly confined to a hotel room
  • 20+ hours in a plane
  • 1 very unforgettable airplane lavatory experience
  • 3 ER visits
  • 4 pediatrician visits
  • More attempts at drawing blood from Bailey than I care to count
  • A whole bunch of "firsts"
  • The Ravens (really???) won the Super Bowl
  • 4 medicines - seems like Bailey has had more medicine than formula...

Jenny and I both feel like we have had Bailey home with us so much longer than a month!! Those days of waiting are such distant memories. 

We had our first post-placement visit today - it was great to see our social worker and reminisce about the journey. We were blessed to know that a family she recently met with for their home study mentioned our blog and so we'll have another connection to make!  It is so cool to see how these different connections are being made that are further growing our community of adoptive families and those that have adopted from DRC or other African countries.  We're thankful that we'll be able to connect Bailey with some children from similar beginnings, including some of the older children that were in the transition home with her.  

Cliffhanger - the nursery is done and in the shape we hoped it would be in before we left...but that was before we knew we'd have less than one day's advance notice that we'd be traveling. Better late than coming soon!

Oh, and Jenny entered a picture of me and Bailey into a contest our neighborhood HOA is having.  Please view the picture and "like" it so we have a chance to win!!

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