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Sunday, March 28, 2010


Finley Elisse
March 25, 2010
12:44 pm
6lbs 9oz
20 inches
Adoption paperwork signed March 27, 2010
Mommy , Daddy and Finn are all nesting.

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Friday, March 19, 2010



She is coming early!!!!

Finley Elisse will be induced on MARCH 25!!!! That is just 5 days away!!!!!!!


Out laptop is in the shop so I wont be able to update the blog like I hoped to... BUT... I set up a twitter... so if you want minute by minute updates of our trip, the labor and delivery, and the 48 waiting hours please follow our journey on Twitter - FinleyElisse

Got to run... I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO!!!!

Eeeekkkkkkk.... I can't believe this is actually about to happen!!!!!!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

just a little to do list... probably not that interesting for reading... but a sanilty saver for me.

Edited on Tuesday...
Edited on Sunday... more accomplished... more to do!
What we are doing to get ready...

-dress for shower (but I am not super sure I love it)
-luggage pulled out to pack grab and go bag
-bought 10 -bamboo and hemp gflappers for our trial at cloth diapering
-3 1/2 weeks of sub plans done.. 2 1/2 more weeks to go
-bought 3 new zip up hoodies, 2 t-shirts and 1 new pair of sweats for travel
-bought a new pair of chucks... I just really wanted some chucks
-practiced making pink cupcakes for shower (we are doing the cupcakes and our friends are doing everything else for the Cocktails & Cupcakes shower on the 21st)
- picked out a nice piece of jewelry with symbolic meaning to give birthmom... plus a matching one for me and one for later for Finley
- Cleaned out freezer of too old breastmilk
- Cleaned out both cars
- Cleaned out closet in the extra bedroom... so we have more storage room
-Took Truman to the groomers
- purchased 4 new tires for my car $475- yuck!!!
- got car inspected
- re-organized some of the baby drawers
- washed 1 load of baby stuff & folded
- 1 hot wash for the g-flappers
- updated baby website w/ pictures of new aquistitions
- installed car seat... but I think it is in funky... get it checked this week!
- cut up cotton flannel to make 20 cloth wipees.
- bought 72 swaddlers disposable diapers for $19... became convinced that we want to use cloth!
- called for a new (unexpired) collection kit from Viacord
-Picked up 2nd (unused) car seat base from friend

-Taught theatre kids how to do their own make up for competition
-Taught co-teacher how to tech the show without me
- Last minute touches on the set
- 1/2 packed my bag
- Talked birthmother in to packing her bag after a trip to the hospital on Sunday night and an injection to stop preterm labor contractions

To Do over spring break
- clean the entire house
- purchase a new pair of jeans
- wash gflapper inserts 3 more times to improve absorbency
- finish packing our grab and go bags
- pack Finn's grab bag
-take car to a certified car seat inspector
-Teach cat not to sleep in the crib... yeah right...
- get a hostess gift for shower hostess
- 2 1/2 more weeks of sub plans
- get sub arranged

So much to do... this is so fun and exciting and scary!!!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 cm.

Our birthmom went to her weekly visit today and she is 2cm dilated!!!! I know that people can stay dilated like that for a long time... but whoa... I was shocked!! We are at 35 weeks 4 days... but the doctor is expecting her to go early...

I have so much to do. I am in panic mode.

We have scheduled 2 baby showers one for the 21st and one for the 26th... we are scheduled for an update on our home study on the 20th. My biggest show of the year opens on the 24th... Plus working about 50 hours a week until Finley's arrival.

Plus... I am having major allergy issues... How can a nose be totally stuffed up and yet be trickling snot??? I feel as if the mucus monster from the commercials has moved his whole mucus family in to my chest.

Next week is spring break... so I am hoping that we can have that time to pull everything together... but if not... we will fly by the seat of our pants! Woo hoo!

Please tell me what I can do to prepare myself... I need a get ready list or something.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Things that wake me up in the middle of the night...

Stupid Things I Worry About...

Besides the obvious possible complications and stress in the adoption process, here are the pointless things I am losing sleep over...

1. Not having "things" ready for baby Finn... I have a car seat and lots of clothes... enough diapers for several days... but I am waking up in the middle of the night over things I don't have... an ear thermometer... enough wipes... a crib mattress pad... baby gas drops... and a million other things that are causing me heart palpitations....

2. My unfinished knitted baby blanket... I probably just need to "let it go" or flipping get crackin' on this one!

3. My sub plans for the 6 weeks of maternity leave. I am very stressed about "leaving" my students... I know that this is just a "let go" type of thing... but it is so hard. I loooove my co-teacher and I don't want her to have to do any extra work to make up for my absence. I am planning to go up to school to check in couple of times a week... but I just don't want to leave anyone in the lurch.

4. My obsession with choosing the right diaper. We are planning to use g-diapers and then we are at least going to try cloth inserts with the g-diapers when we are at home. And that means a whole new vocabulary... gflappers, prefolds, hemp/fleece doublers, gcloths... so many things... so much to figure out. In case anyone know what I am talking about... I think I am leaning toward the gflappers...

5. The MAJOR competition my students go to on March 24th... this is the biggest competition of the year and we have to be prepared for me not to be there! In fact... Jenn (our lovely birthmom who has given me permission to give her a name) thinks that she is going to deliver early... in fact she predicts that very week!!! So this is another time I am going to have to rely on my super woman co-teacher to get them to the contest and know that she will be able to handle it all! Can you tell I am a control freak??? especially about my job...

6. Not having the car seat installed in the car... by the firechief so we know it is perfectly safe.

7. Not having our bags packed so that we can run in the house grab the bags and head to Lubbock! I really thought about packing my bag this weekend... And then I thought maybe I had lost my mind...

As I list these things they do seem silly and nothing to have panic attacks about... I know that everything is going to work out fine and that everything will get done... and I am working hard to make sure that I do everything I can to have everything organized and ready when I have to leave work. And realistically Mr. D. and I know none of these things matter.. the ONLY thing that matters is getting that little one home and getting to be her Mommy and Daddy!!!

Jenn and I correspond every few days and we talked on the phone for 90 minutes the other night... she is truly a blessing in our lives and we can't wait to share our lives with her. We could not have asked for a birthmother more perfectly matched for us.

I have found some baby products that I am super interested in... check them out and let me know what you think I "need"! I don't have any of these goodies yet... but they are on my dream baby gift list... do you have products that you can't live without??? Let me know about them.

Soft Spot Mat
Nap Nanny
Baby K'tan Sling
Bum Genius Diaper Sprayer

Please keep us all in your prayers over the next 6 weeks (WHAT 6 WEEKS????) And also please pray that I get some sleep while I still can!!!

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