Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It's Baby Central

We're very much aware that we'll start waiting for Hester in 3 short weeks, so we're trying to take care of business now. We're both getting really excited about starting our wait; in just a few weeks' time, we'll be pregnant on paper!

1. Petunia got some great news yesterday: Her work is going to let her do a compressed workweek, so once her maternity leave ends she's going to work 2 8-hour days and 2 12-hour days. Now Petunia won't have to take time off in order to take Hester to the doctor, to birth parent visits, and to any specialist appointments Hester will need. Yay! Also, it'll be great for both Petunia and Hester to have a scheduled Mumzy/Baby day each week. Petunia's already scoping out local museums, attractions, etc. to visit once Hester arrives. Hooray for flexible workplaces!

2. Petunia and I are probably going to hit Target tonight to begin registering for baby things. Eeeeeee--it's so exciting! We figure that we'll register for infant stuff, and then if Hester turns out to be a 2-year old, we can just delete those items from our registry. This will be just as fun as when we registered for our wedding, I'm sure. We've also started an online metaregistry with all sorts of indie things, like this hip carrier from Walking Rock Farm, plus FOUR diaper bags. What? We're trying to whittle down our selections, I swear!

3. Petunia had her doctor's appointment today, which means that our medical references are done. Sweetness.

4. Ms. Stork will be coming on the 30th for our last homestudy meeting, and she'll be bringing a draft of our homestudy document with her. We'll be able to proof it and change any errors, and then Ms. Stork can add the info from our last meeting and get the document approved. A nice touch for that evening: We'll be meeting over a light dinner, so it's sure to be more relaxed than our first meeting.

And I think that's it. Now that we're registering and we know what to expect workwise once Hester joins us, it really feels like we're going to be parents soon(ish).

Knock wood, okay?


Blogger Miranda said...

I don't know you, but I can feel the excitement for you, and I'm pounding on wood for you!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Thanks, Miranda. That's very kind of you!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

So crazy! Good luck, ladies!!! That's really awesome about Hashbrown's work of course. Also I love that she's picking out things to do and places to go. So cool.

I can't believe you are going to be mommies! (Mama and Mumzy to be exact, right?)

Awesome. All I know is this kid is getting LENNIED. For reals.

5:59 PM  

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