Our exciting news about the biometrics appointment interrupted my scheduled "trip update" posts last week! Time to get back to business, because I have one more little baby update that I just have to blog about...we set up our registry!
I went back and forth about setting up a registry. People have been so wonderful, supporting us with donations for our adoption and our paperwork, that part of me felt like setting up a registry would be greedy. We are so blessed and I think I can do wonders setting up a nursery with garage sale finds and craigslist purchases, I think! But after being asked by multiple people if we had one, and on the advice of my mother (who pointed out that my grandparents and relatives who lived many miles from us would appreciate a registry), we decided to set one up at Target. This is our first child, after all, so if anything it was just one little way to remind us that the paperwork, the worry, and the waiting was actually leading to something...a baby who needs a car seat, bath toys, and a video camera (well...his or her parents' need a video camera to document all those embarrassing moments for future significant others)!!
We still haven't announced our adoption to our places of employment, and don't plan to until after a referral, so registering in our home town would have been a bit risky. While I have been up and down those baby aisles more times that I can count, it's a little easier to say "oh, I'm shopping for a friend" when you run into someone you know. Can't really say that when you have a registry gun in your hand ;-) So, one night on our business trip/getaway we went ahead and set up the registry!
And let me tell you, I was excited. Are we really going to be parents??
|Holding the "new mommy" welcome bag they give you|
|Future Papa with his registry gun...do all men love those things or what?!|