As Em’s 2nd trimester comes to a close, we are all getting very excited. She is getting a planned C-Section about Sept 25, so I had a heart attack today when I realized our little pumpkin will be born in 12.5 weeks. So much sooner that I had in my mind!
It’s time to start thinking about all the things pregnant expectant mothers think about- Pediatrician, breast vs bottle feeding (yes, adoptive moms can nurse too!), and gathering baby’s necessities.
It’s a little bittersweet to know that I will never have a baby shower. I have mostly made peace with that, although it does make a a little sad that I will not have that experience. At the end of the day, it’s no matter. I’m going to be a MOM! Barring the fact that my friends and family are scattered around the world, adoption does come with risk and having a shower before placement is emotionally loaded. Luckily, baby boy’s bio family is very committed to their adoption plan, and that brings all members of this experience a great deal of peace. I guess we just don’t want to tempt fate with a baby shower. We look forward to having lots of “Welcome Home Baby” BBQ’s once he comes home.
At the end of the day, once baby boy is home, we will party like it’s 1999!