Ok, I know I already posted today, but I have so much to say these days! :)
One thing on my list today was to go to the store and buy some thing to put in Clarissa's care package. I bought her some clothes and things before we got our referral but this is the first time I got to go buy something specifically for our actual Clarissa and not just a theoretical baby.
One thing they suggest buying is a baby blanket. They say to sleep with it for a few nights so that it has your scent on it. I have a hard time believing that it's really going to smell like me when it gets to Korea, but I'll try anything at this point.
Both of my boys have special blankets and when I got to Target today it occured to me that I might be picking out her special blanket that will stay with her for years! That's a lot of pressure! :) I looked at every single baby blanket, weighed the pro's and con's of each one and picked on that I'm compltely in love with. It's so soft on one side and satin on the other. It's pink and it's sweet and it belongs to my sweet Clarissa.
While I was standing there picking out blankets it really started to hit me that I was picking out something for MY baby and I just got so excited that I honestly had to stop myself from grabbing all the moms in the baby isle and yelling "I'M BUYING A BLANKET FOR MY BABY!!!" I didn't do it, I refrained. But just barely. :)
I also bought her the sweetest little Piglet stuffed animal and a few outfits that I REALLY hope are going to fit her! It's so hard to know what size to buy.
It was honestly the most fun shopping I've had in a really long time! I was trying to remain calm on the outside but I was totally giddy on the inside.
Along with those things I also have the picture book that I'm making her, a stuffed bear with a little digital photo frame in its stomach that scrolls through photos of us and I'm really excited that I found the book "Guess How Much I Love You" at Amazon in Korean!! It's got Korean and English words in it. That's one of my absolute favorite childrens books and I'm so excited that I get to send it to her!
So there's Clarissa's care package. I'm hoping to get it mailed on Monday but it may take a while to get to her. They tend to sometimes sit in the Korean agency's office for a bit before the foster moms open them.
The other good news is that the agency was able to e-mail the forms I need and a great friend offered to take our kids this afternoon, so as soon as I publish this post Shawn and I are off to finish up the paperwork! YAY! :)