Monday, February 4, 2008

T-minus 4 days...

...and counting down!

Packing has begun. Diapers and bottles are in-stock. A few loads of laundry remaining. Carseat installed (although I do need to have it checked by some hunky firefighters, as Porter was so kind to remind me!). I have neighbors lined up to get my mail. Really not much on the to-do list right now, which is lovely.

I somehow, last week, moved past the stress I had been feeling about all of this. (And those of you who know me IRL know just what a stress-ball I was!) The gi-normous to-do list slowly whittled down everyday. I finally was left with things that really didn't NEED to be done prior to leaving. I started the fun tasks, like finishing out her nursery. All of a sudden I realized that I wasn't worried anymore- any anxiety that I was feeling was purely excited anxiousness. I think I'm more shocked than anyone else at just how calm I am right now! Me- calm! 4 days before I leave to meet my daughter! Who'd 'uv thunk it????

Isa's "big brother" Squiggy has yet to get excited about our impending addition. I think he's going to be offended by the new, adorable, noisy little one around the house. I expect a fair bit of kitty pouting. Anyone of you with a cat will know exactly what I mean by that! Of course, the fact that I'll be around during the day very well may offset that annoyance. He's been pretty lonely these last many months with all the hours I've been working. A nap on the couch with me while Isa sleeps may be enough for him to forgive my "lapse in judgement". Well, at least for a little while..... So, here is my furbaby, showing excellent toe-fluffage as his Auntie Mollie forces him to wear his Christmas antlers. Can't you tell how much he loves them?




Did I mention that I leave in 4 days?!?!?!?!?

7 comments:

Diane said...

Even tho I just returned from Ethiopia, I'm vaguely jealous of the fact that you are about to leave. It such an exciting adventure you are about to embark upon. Enjoy!

MB said...

Yay!! Down to 2 days now?? :) Whoo hoo!!! I can't wait to read all about your trip to meet Isa!

Jocelyn said...

YAY!!! We are so close!!!

Jesi and Joe said...

Woohoo! You'll be on a plane in no time now! I'm so glad you're at peace and able to take it all in! I hope I reach that stage before our departure too... it sounds wonderful! I hope your travel goes smoothly and Isa's in your arms soon! Can't wait to hear if you've had success on your mission for me! ;-) Give ours some hugs and kisses if you can and tell them we're coming soon!

habeshachild said...

the furbaby is a doll. Love the splayed toes!

and love the photo of YOU - OMG, you are adorable!!

I'm so so excited that you are so close!!!!!!!

paige said...

Have the most fabulous time ever!!!!!!! I can't wait to see your wonderful pictures when you return. Please send my love to Wendy if you see him, and Melat too--they are the bomb!!!
Paige (Meklit's mama)

Aimee said...

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. Have fun with your new baby!
Aimee
www.offwego-brynly.blogspot.com