No surprises, really, but now we've been delayed a week. We had a tentative date for the adoption ceremony for the 28th which was panic-inducing but manageable, but then we were given a firm invitation for the 24th, which was IMPOSSIBLE - we couldn't even get visas to enter the country with notice that short, never mind organize David's leave of absence or get packed. We asked to please keep the ceremony on the 28th or 29th, but were told that all the government offices are closed for a week's holiday and we now have a still-tentative date of May 5th or 6th. The tentativeness is driving me crazy...I can't book flights or a hotel without a firm date. While I recognize that this extra week gives us time to get more things done, I'm disappointed that our girl will be spending extra time at the orphanage and I really feel like I just want to GO.
But we wait...
As soon as we got our proposal I started doing some crafting for my girl. It's a way to keep my mind in a happy and hopeful place rather than giving in to worry. I also wanted our second to have some special things that were made just for her and weren't hand-me-downs from her big sister.
I knit an "In Threes" baby sweater. Such a fun and easy knit which worked up super quick in a few evenings of television watching. Even without a sweet baby modeling, it looks extremely cute. And sleeves are always my least favourite thing to knit, so being short sleeved is perfect. Hopefully it will fit this spring through the fall.
I also sewed up a sweet-as-sugar reversible pink rosebud bonnet. Love love love the peekaboo bonnet pattern - so clever, so well written, so logical and it makes SUCH a cute finished product. I NEVER pay for patterns, but this one was worth every penny. I even conquered my fear of piping and now want to use it in every project I make!
Now I just need a sweet-smelling baby noggin for this bonnet! Soon, baby girl, soon. Your Mama is coming.