Seriously, I am giddy. It's ridiculous. I am 30 years old; one would think I could control my emotions better at this mature point in my life (stop laughing Jules). But I have a daughter!!!! Holy baby girl, Batman! We received Sprout's official assignment paperwork today, along with some updated medical information. Let me tell you, this chica is kicking Dinkeneh's caboose in all areas. Watch out, little man - your sister is one tough cookie. She is rocking in at the 25th percentile on American charts in all areas: height, weight, head circumferance, and all those crazy proportionality stats that I never quite get (like no, her hand is not bigger than her head - that sort of thing). Okay, she might be slightly less than 25th% for weight, but certainly more than the 10th%. Whatever, who cares. She's on the charts! Wahoo! My darling little D's presence on the charts was at all times debatable, at best 3rd%. So keep on sproutin', Sprout. Get big enough, and Miss Norah will show you how to take care of your big brother when he gets outta line.
I think it's just now sinking in that this is really happening. We had settled in for a nice long wait. I even delayed posting about our official wait until February, thinking I would save some of our readers the angst of listening to me whine for a few months. Boy, was I off!
But wait...have I mentioned I have a daughter?!
We first saw Sprout's profile on February 18th. It was a long two weeks of waiting, questionnaires, new medical updates, and general nail-biting. But it was totally worth it to get the call on March 5th from Holt's social worker, whose first words were, "Is this Christina? Congratulations!" Awesome, awesome moment. And it got even better when we received four new pictures the next day. She has already changed so much! She has huge, kissable cheeks and a dainty little chin, dark curls and big ol' eyes. She's just a little sweetheart. Obviously, I can't post pictures (or her name, per Holt instructions, bummer), but if you take a look at this here blog, and scroll down to find Mimi's first moments picture, there is a striking resemblance between that picture and Sprout's referral photo.
I can't wait to kiss those cheeks!!!
We aren't supposed to hear about court until a few weeks before the big day, and we've been cautioned to expect a second court date as well. Blech. But so it goes. Until then, be prepared for a disgusting display of consumerism as I attempt to single-handedly buy out the local Hanna Andersson store without totally breaking the bank. Oh, and if anyone, just anyone, knows of one or two second-hand Tripp Trapps, email me please. I officially hate Craigslist here in The Bend. They are holding out on me. Oh, and I could use some pro/con analysis of the side-by-side strollers for those of you with two young kiddos. Worth it, or not? Recommendations? See what I mean about rampant consumerism? Hey, we all do what we can in these trying economic times.
Have I mentioned I have a daughter?!