I can't believe that in less than two weeks, DH and I should hopefully be officially approved for adoption! It seems like the time has gone so quickly (not that I am complaining)!
I have been working a lot on our profile. I have got the basics of our birth parent letter done, although I am not quite satisfied with it yet. I have also been working on choosing pictures for our photo album, and I am pretty much done with that, too. Next Friday/Saturday DH and I are going to an adoption conference in our area called Families Supporting Adoption. Attending this conference will give us our education credits that we need for approval. It is so exciting to think that we are getting so much closer and that we really are moving forward...infertility has made me feel like no matter how hard I try, I just can't move forward. It is nice to feel like I have some control over the whole process.
Today, DH and I were out running errands and I decided to go into USA Baby. I will admit that it was kind of weird to be there, not be pg, but be looking around for myself. It was exciting to be looking at cribs, bedding, and strollers and to know that these are things that we could start purchasing. It almost seemed surreal - like if I wasn't careful, it would all slip through my fingers or I would wake up and it would just be a dream.
Also, DH and I are lucky enough to be enjoying another long weekend right now! In Utah, there is a holiday called Pioneer Day every July 24th. Pioneer Day commemorates when the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley and settled the area. It was SO nice to have today off of work, sleep in, and just spend time with DH. Tomorrow we are planning on getting together with my family for a BBQ and fireworks, so that should be fun, too.