Thursday, April 8, 2010

We got THE CALL!

OMG! We're so excited! We got the call Mon night (4/5, 6:30p) while I was finishing cooking dinner. For some reason, I wasn't thinking that it could be THE CALL. Chris answered the phone and by his casual tone, I assumed it was one of my girlfriends calling for me, but it was E our social worker. What we know is, an expectant mom (emom) reviewed our profile and picked us! Emom is already parenting two young children and she and the edad have decided that an adoption plan is the best option for baby number three. She is drug and smoke free and has had prenatal care, although her social worker is not sure when the prenatal care began. She's due May 4th, the day after my mom's birthday, but she has gone into early labor with her previous children so that may happen this time around too. We're having our first meeting with emom and the social workers tomorrow (4/9).

Oddly enough, the day of the call I was doing a little nesting - early morning cleaning and laundry of the baby items I'd gotten with my mother in-law last Sat. We've already put together the stroller and practiced opening & closing and inserting the car seat. The play yard still needs to go up but that should be pretty easy - fingers crossed. I have several baby registries and only one of them has an option for adoption instead of a due date. For the registries that required a due date, I put May 2010, as I'd created the registries in Nov/Dec 2009. How weird is that? I've always had a feeling that we would be parents by the time summer rolled around. I hope all goes well and it really happens.

I'll keep you posted on the outcome of our meeting tomorrow. Wish us luck!


Debbie B said...

Amazing! Congratz.

Can't wait to hear how your meeting go. Don't be nervous, just be yourself and remember everything to share with us what you can.
You could be a mommy anyday now! WOOHOO!!!!

Rachel said...

Yay!!! I'll be praying for you! Be sure to write things down you want to remember for later...and just be yourself when you meet emom. She wants to know YOU, not who you think she wants :)


KLTTX said...

Here from Debbie's blog. Congratulaitons on the call. I hope your meeting goes well. It looks like this is happening quickly for you. That's awesome. Our wait was much longer and was rough.

Sissy said...

Popped over from Debbie's blog to say congrats! Meeting the emom is nervewracking, but wonderful at the same time. Good luck!

Maura said...

Good luck!!! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog. We just adopted our son from foster care and we are in Philadelphia too!! I can't wait to hear more about your journey:)

Sweet Patience said...

I have not been looking at the blogs in over a week and I am soooo behind! That is so wonderful. Let us know how everything went. I cant wait to hear about the meeting.

Debbie B said...

So anxious to hear how it all went. I've been praying for you.