Joe and Brigitte

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Archive for January, 2009

Amazing coincidence

by @ Monday, January 26th, 2009. Filed under Adoption

I was having lunch with an associate today, and somehow we got on the topic of discussing our families. When I mentioned that we were prospective adoptive parents, he informed me that he was adopted. We proceeded to discuss some of his experiences and thoughts on various things related to the process, and also about his thoughts on openness and briefly about his relationship with his birth parents. It was great to have the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation about his perspectives on adoption.

Cold morning

by @ Thursday, January 15th, 2009. Filed under update

We’ve officially been tossed into the icebox. -22 on the way into work this morning. As of this writing, we are up to -14.

It's REALLY cold outside right now

It's REALLY cold outside right now

Always up to no good…….

by @ Sunday, January 11th, 2009. Filed under update
Fubuki making sure the basket is ready for baby

Fubuki making sure the basket is ready for baby

Fubuki has already discovered how comfortable the moses basket that we mentioned in our previous post is. 

Getting Prepared

by @ Saturday, January 10th, 2009. Filed under Adoption

Many parents have 9 months to prepare for their baby’ homecoming, however, with adoption we just don’t know how long we will have.  We could have as much as 12 weeks or as little as 1 day to get ready for a baby to come home.  Because of the uncertainty, and the length of time it takes to order furniture, we have been preparing our baby room with some of the bigger essentials such as a crib and dresser/changing table.   We will soon be getting a glider to give us somewhere to sit in the baby’s room.

Brigitte’s parents gave us a moses basket for Christmas and we’ve already incorporated that into the room.  Also, we now have a place to put all of the stuffed animals that we have been collecting since our honeymoon in anticipation of starting a family.


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