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Monday, June 6, 2011

Our Baby Girl

One week from today we will meet our baby girl for the very first time.  I am so excited for that moment, but it's definitely a nervous excitement.  I have been brushing up on some reading regarding bonding and attachment, and am trying to wrap my mind around this whole idea of taking a little person from the only family she really knows--not to mention language, customs, smells, food, etc., etc.--and having her become a part of our family without damaging her psyche.  I know it has been done thousands of times over, but it's still hard to comprehend!

Tonight I am getting out a suitcase and starting to pack.  I have been purchasing and collecting things we might need for awhile, but now the moment of truth--can we pack wisely and keep the weight limit where it needs to be!  I am notorious for overpacking (the "just in case" syndrome!) but we don't want to have our hands too full with luggage when we come home with Sophia.  I am so thankful for adoptive families who have gone before us and have given us their packing lists and nuggets of wisdom.  (Thanks, Mandi, Michele, and Robin!)

Just for fun, I leave you with another early photo of our baby girl.  Today I made her first pediatrician appointment for a few days after we get home.  She's becoming more and more of a reality every day!

I can't wait to see this beautiful face in person!

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1 comment:

Heidi Shirk said...

The week is here! We're so excited for your family, and praying for your travels.