We’ve arrived in Indiana where the Birth Mother is currently 1cm dilated. While that didn’t sound like any rush to arrive to cornfield “nothing to do” Indiana, the baby is indeed fully dropped and we have been advised that 1cm can turn to 10cm very quickly. So here we are….waiting for the pot to boil, which everyone knows a watched pot never does boil…
We had dinner last night with the BM and her boyfriend. They are really such lovely people. I find myself trying so hard to pay very close attention to their facial features. The way they raise their eyebrows, a look they give, the way they laugh. I want to know who our daughter will take after in certain aspects. I want to know whose personality she will, more or less, have, who’s hair color or eye color she will be born with. When asked, which she inevitably will, I want to be able to tell her truthfully who she takes after, genetically.
This has been a full time job getting to this point. The home study, the profiles, the paperwork (All…The…Paperwork), fingerprinting, interviews, lawyer, social workers, the money, the traveling, the phone calls, texts, needing to befriend the BM in every way. The up’s and down’s. Some conversations with the BM where I was convinced she was going to change her mind only to get a call 2 days later explaining she was just having a bad day. This has been a roller coaster ride of anxiety. It’s hard to believe we are here waiting for a call to go to the hospital. But we are finally so close. And as tacky as this sounds…I am ready for payday. My partner tends to think I am going to be a bit overprotective and not let the baby out of my arms 🙂 I actually think he might be right.
In the meantime, we stare at one another in our hotel!
Our view from the hotel is spectacular!
Creepy “Grinch who stole Christmas” tree across the street
Of course, our dogs can care less where we are or when we will be returning. This is a pic from their caretaker, “Aunt Terry” who they adore!
We are stocked up with all sorts of goodies! There is nothing else to do in this town but eat and lay around.