...am I blogging at 12:43 a.m. on a Tuesday night? Because we've had news that we might need to be in Vietnam NEXT WEEK. This is ALL GOOD as I can't wait to bring our girl home, but...SO MUCH STRESS. We were expecting June and hoping for late May, so the end of April is crazy awesome, but we have NOTHING ready. NOTHING. No shots. No entry visa - my current freak out. We won't be able to send the application off until Thursday, which is cutting it WAY TOO CLOSE to get it back in time, especially with the holiday messing things up.The so-called nursery is still David's junk awesome-collection-of-stuff room. It's stuffed full of junk treasures, painted eye-popping orange, it has no heat, no baseboards and no curtains and certainly no crib or lovingly chosen decorations or even anywhere to put away clothes. We have done no baby proofing anywhere in the house and until this morning all the baby clothes and assorted stuff was packed away in the basement. We have no car seat. I have to pack for four and buy plane tickets and book a hotel. Buy the smallest sit and stand stroller I can find. Buy out the drugstore. Make a million lists. I'm usually a super organized person who researches everything and I'm absolutely NOT enjoying this whirlwind in which I'm having to do all this. David hadn't even told his boss yet that we were adopting, so it's come as a total shock to them - luckily they're supportive. Of course we don't have a firm date for the adoption ceremony yet, but it's looking likely for the 28th and we'd like to be there by the 25th so we can recover a bit from the travel, buy the things we'll need and have at least one visit with Khanh at the orphanage before she is ours forever.
I wish I could sleep, but my brain just won't shut off.