Big changes

It’s been a busy week over here! Remy went pee and poop in the potty (and boy! Was Tess jealous of his Winnie the Pooh tattoo.), and switched to a big boy bed. We tucked him in last night for the first time, and he burrowed way down and never got out. Not once. He and Tess woke up and spent a good half hour giggling and singing. They still didn’t get up! It’s a lovely start. No bumps in the night either.

Last night, we had a spontaneous family dinner. Mom brought over shoes, followed shortly by Micaela and finally Poppi. Uncle Sam came home with groceries to a raucous house! The kids were delighted, as were we. We’re starting to mellow out on our loss and move our focus forward. Although I must admit, taking the crib down instead of setting it up next to the other one in the other kid’s  room made my eyes well up. I’m not sure if that’s because of the kids we have or the ones we lost. Seeing our “big kids” in their big beds was a shock to the system!

On the adoption front, we’ve sent our updated profile out and are focused on updating the components of our home study that are expiring soon: medical reports on all family members, criminal background checks on Dave and I, and an overall home study renewal. That’s a chance for us to catch up with our caseworker from WACAP, who’s been wonderful to work with from the very beginning. The rare moments we haven’t followed her advice, we’ve regretted it. Never again. She’s amazingly kind and a great resource! Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.

This is baby season apparently. We’ve already seen listings for four different matches this week. It gives us hope that our wait won’t be forever. To avoid changing our parameters in frustration to get a faster match, we stick to the same ones we’ve had from before Tess. Our kids have wonderful birth families, and we want that same wealth for our next kid too. Time is not the most critical element, even though it feels like it sometimes.

So cross your fingers! Maybe this is our week/month/year.

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