I've mentioned this before, but I wrote a (private) blog last year and said that it all of a sudden felt like someone was missing. I wrote that when we walked out the door, it literally felt like we were forgetting somebody.
I looked that post up today... I wrote it on Feb 18th.
Annie was 2 days old.
All dressed up for her MAMA today!
The nannies were SO proud to bring her in to show me :) Three of them came down with her and two more stopped in during our visit, just to see how happy we were. I love that they care about her so much.
You know how getting married doesn't necessarily change your relationship, except it does? With that one kiss, you are elevated to a place that is more magical and peaceful and... forever?
Technically, today's visit was just like the others. Except... it wasn't. We've known she was "our's" for a LONG time, but on paper, she was just a cute kid we were visiting. Not today!! Today we molded together. Today it was magical and peaceful... and forever.
I don't want to romanticize adoption or fail to let you know how complex it is. It can be sticky, and surprising, and hard, and exciting, and sad, and fun, and scary, and thrilling. And it doesn't end with finalization! It is a life-long process.
We just happen to be in a really cool part of that process right now :)
Yesterday, when I posted that we had passed court, we had 276 "likes" on FB and well over 200 personal congratulations. Now that's cool.
First realization that I'm here alone: I have a migraine and I need to eat. I DO NOT feel like cooking (and all I have is eggs and rice). Can't send hubby out to get something bc he isn't here. Can't have anything delivered. Need sustenance.
ETA: Decided on bacon and eggs. Didn't take long and already feeling better.