The response from friends, colleagues, blog followers and family has been completely overwhelming. I didn't think it was possible but there are actually people out there more excited than me. Right now, I am feeling extremely grateful for all the truly amazing and supportive people in my life. LRUN and I are still on a high but fully prepared for the comedown as the reality is soon to hit. We will have simply gone from the top of one list to the bottom of another. But heck, for now I am loving every minute of this feeling. I have a new mantra, 'Adoption is the new pregnant' and if I could wear the T-shirt, I would. I mean, there's no morning sickness, extreme hormonal tiredness, weight gain or even better, I can still indulge in the occasional G&T. And you all know how I feel about those Tena Lady's. For me, it's a no-brainer.
There is a snag though in that we can't do too much to prepare. A bit like a pregnancy without a due date. Sure we know we have selected an age bracket of 0-2 years old but a 22 month old has completely different needs to a 9 month old. So there will still be that last minute panic. But its a good panic.
Look don't get me wrong, I know it's going to be a long wait. Even so, I know the right child will find us in time. And my door is wide open. Luckily we have a summer filled with family gatherings, weddings, camping trips and bbq's to indulge in while we wait. And of course more baking to do. My latest treasure is a batch of extremely more-ish Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies. (just sprinkle with glistening salt crystals after baking) Ridiculously dangerous. You have been warned.
|Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies|