10 is really, no seriously, one of my lucky numbers, I am not just making it up. Okay, since that is off my chest, October 10, 2010 (10-10-10) we will be parents - unless of course the little one comes early or late. By the way the "little one" is a she.
Yesterday was intense, amazing and so surreal. We drove up to Washington and met with momma A (which I will fondly call the birth mom from here on out). She is a strong and wonderful woman who has a beautiful soul. Yes, I was that moved by the experience and introductions. We already feel so blessed to have her in our lives and our family.
Our meeting was scheduled to be a lunch meeting, a couple of hours of getting to know each other, however, we didn't leave Washington until 8 pm! We just kept talking, laughing, smiling and genuinely enjoying each others company. As we were driving away, momma A and I traded texts and smiley icons. Already we are planning our next trip to Washington to spend more time before the baby girl arrives.
Honestly, the few moments before the meeting were extremely nerve racking...would she like us? Would we be cool enough for her? Would she like the gift we brought? Should we hug her or shake her hand? Plus hundreds of other questions that went through our heads. While the first few moments were understandably awkward, we all got through them, together and spent 8 hours ignoring the first few awkward moments and establishing a really strong relationship.
Together - this is the key word for the rest of our lives. By the end of the day we ate lunch together, walked in the park together, drank coffee together, laughed at a squirrel together, combed through antique and thrift stores together, ate dinner together, smelled roses together, took pictures together and had an unbelievable first meeting together.
The day ended with momma A sharing something so special with us - she left us with the ultrasound pics of her baby. She knew they would be as important and special to us as they are to her. I am in awe of momma A.
P.S. Garage Sale update. The Adoption Benefit Garage Sale in Eugene, OR is THIS WEEKEND! More than 12 families have donated great items for the sale and you don't want to miss it! Stop by if you are in the neighborhood. In addition, garage sale in the Twin Cities location is happening this weekend! Email me if you want more details about that one.