It doesn't occur to some people that nesting isn't just pregnancy related. Apparently adoptive moms do it too. This week we moved our bed to the upstairs bedroom so that we can be near the baby at night. Because we have super steep stairs that I hate going up and down, we are going to be using what was our main floor bedroom as the baby's room during the day. I plan to use the pack n play for changing and naps but also have the swing, bouncy and rocker in this room. While the rest of the house including our new upstairs bedroom has been a total disaster, I've been totally focused on making sure everything in both of the baby rooms is just right. The baby rooms shouldn't be a priority right now since we still have a month to go but organizing and cleaning for the baby is so much more fun than regular house cleaning. But both rooms are complete now, as well as our room upstairs so now I just have some major main floor cleaning to do. But today I'm taking the day off to relax.
I've been trying to decide what to do for a long time about work. It has always been my intention to be a stay at home mom and not work at all. But I don't want to quit before the baby gets here in case the adoption fails. I'm not sure I want to quit completely even after the baby comes because I'm fearful of not having the extra income. So what I decided to do is quit full time as of July 15th. That way if the baby comes early I don't have to wait for someone to come replace me before we can leave for the hospital. This way we can leave as soon as we get the call. I decided that if this adoption fails, I'm okay with only working as a substitute until we eventually bring home a baby. If we do bring this baby home in a month, I will still be a sub for a while and see how it goes. I may quit completely or I may welcome the break of occasionally going to work. I feel really good now that this decision has been made. As long as our baby doesn't make his appearance before the 15th, it should all work out.
Our agency called this week to set up our final meeting with the birthparents and birthgrandparents for July 5th. We are going to meet at a park for a picnic. I'm excited, I love picnics and it will be a little more relaxed than sitting around a table at a restuarant. I'm not worried about meeting his parents, we already have a lot in common and I know we'll get a long fine. I asked the agency to get me an update about how our birthmom is feeling and if she's been to the doctor lately. They haven't called back yet but I'm hoping this next week they will. I'm praying that she's been to the doctor and everything is going great.
Instead of a countdown to baby, I'm counting down to my last day of working full time. The next few weeks will go by fast, especially with the holiday and our visit with the birthparents to look forward to. Our little boy will be here before we know it!!