Sunday, July 18, 2010


On Fri., I was at work. The Fed Ex guy came and had a delivery for me, it was the stroller we had ordered the week before, I knew it was coming so I expected it. My co-worker and I were assembling what little needed to be done and we were just zooming it around the office, checking it out, making sure the breaks worked. In the middle of all this, my phone rang. The # was a New York # so, my head went to the agency right away. I was thinking, this could be "the call" but it could just be that they needed to ask me something.

Anyway.......... on the other end was the SW (social worker), she asked if I had a few minutes, really do yo have to ask?, of course I do. She says, "well, you need to start making arrangements, this is your travel call." My head was racing, I start crying of course, my mind goes to, Oh no, my sister is going to kill me. She is having our baby shower next Sat., I even said that to the SW, she kept asking me how I felt, what I was thinking. Again, I am thinking, really, do you have to ask??

So........ I get off the phone with the SW and I call my sister. I preface the call with, "please do not kill me" (she had already moved the shower up a week because I told her I really felt she should.) My sister says,"why am I going to kill you?" So, I tell her the news, she screams in my ear, I am telling you, she is one proud aunt. She started screaming to her co-workers about it, my ear was about to blow!!!

Then........ I get off the phone with my sis and call my mom. I tell her and she starts screaming too, telling my grandma about her grandbaby coming home. My poor grams thought someone was hurt, by now, my ear is hurting my head is spinning. I am trying to think of all the people I had to call, all the appointments I needed to change.

Luckily......... I was able to change appointments for vaccinations,the pediatrician consulting appointment and a Dr's appointment. Thank goodness they all knew what we were doing and were all able to move the appointments up. I was so thankful that they worked with me.

Now....... my head still continues to spin with everything that needs to be done and what to pack. I have yet to get Holden's room ready, the new floors will be done on Tues. and then we can put his crib together. Cutting it close??? Yes and you know what? I would not have it any other way, this will definitely help the time fly by!! Stressed, yes, anxious, yes, nervous, yes, picking our son up and holding him in our arms, priceless!!!!


  1. Yay yay yay!!! When do you actually take off?

  2. i LOVE IT!!! cannot wait for pictures of you HOLDING holden!!!!!

  3. Elizabeth, we take off on Fri!!!
    Jenny, we can't wait to hold Holden!! LOL

  4. Post the details soon! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Congrats!

  5. Woo Hoo!!! That is an absolute perfect day! Only a few more days! Can't wait to see the pictures of you and Holden!
    Another tip - be sure to take some jet lag meds for on your way home - the jet lag is a killer!

  6. I am so happy for you all... and can't wait to meet Holden. This has been long long journey but the joy in these final stages have made the journey so worth it all. God has blessed Holden by given him 2 wonderful and loving parents. Always in my prayers.... Love you all