China Girl

International adoption through the eyes of a new father.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

All right now I am getting confused

Faye and I went to register for our baby shower last Friday, and wouldn't you know it I had no real clue as to what we really needed and what we could live without. I know we needed some things (stroller, car seats, diaper bags, safety gates) but as we stood there I became more confused. Now I began wondering will she be walking, will she be crawling, how much will she weigh, do we need sippy cups or bottles (we registered for both) we couldn't really put any cloths on our register because we have no idea what size she will be. This continues to make me feel that birth parents have it so much better, they know exactly what to expect for the most part. While we were at Babies R Us I saw a couple that appears to have just adopted from China and I wanted to unload a million questions but I knew that wasn't what they were there for, but I still wanted to ask so hopefully I could get a little more of a clue as to what they really need and what was a waste of time and money. I understand that just because one baby didn't use or like something doesn't mean ours won't but hopefully now you are understanding why I am feeling so much confusion. It has seemed the closer this thing is getting the more nervous I am. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated from those that have been there. Thanks

Friday, October 07, 2005

Nothing new to report - REALLY!

Why is it that I never have anything new to report on here??? Maybe it is because no one ever reads it, or is it that every time I sit down I can't think of anything to write. The great name debate is back in full swing and believe it or not it's not me, Faye can't make up her mind on what we are going to name our daughter. The choices haven't changed, but Faye is on the fence once again, we thought it was going to be Abigail for sure and then just when I get ready to announce it she teeters back to Alexandria. Believe me when Faye makes up her mind I'll let everyone know. We still have more paperwork to do (Called a workbook) which means more silly little answers to more silly little questions. Why don't natural birth parents have to do all this crap??? Got the crib and dresser and boy is it nice stuff, should be for what we paid for it, and it is very exciting getting some stuff put in the room, all this waiting it becomes difficult for this to seem real. When you start putting stuff together and see the room coming together it becomes a little more real everytime. We should be approx. 2 months or less for our referral and I can't wait, still need to contact human resources at work and see exactly what my benifits are for adopting a child, I'm pretty sure they are the same as a normal birth couple. Just want to make sure.
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