Yesterday was a WONDROUS day :-) The day we finally saw our future child's face for the first time, it was so unbelievable and fantastic and scary all rolled into one!! I can't stop gazing adoringly at the photograph we have and just hope our LA realise the urgency of getting the Ethiopian legal processes started as soon as possible. My nightmare is that they delay us so much (they have at EVERY single stage so far) that we are unable to be allocated an Ethiopian Court Hearing date before the Courts close for the Rainy Season (July - September ish).
Apart from learning about our new little one for the first time, we also did normal, mundane stuff too lol. Me and Mr Messy went out to pick up a Moses Basket Stand I'd won on Ebay this week and went to a lovely (very posh!) cafe on the way back for lunch. We also bought Little Prince a quirky little sign to hang on one of his wardrobe door handles saying "Star Brother." He is struggling with the adjustment from knowing a sibling will arrive "one day" to knowing a sibling is arriving in a few months!!! We knew this would happen and are as prepared as we can be to help him through this, but I think I need to go to the Patience Shop and buy some extra reserves lol.
When we got back from our errand me and Mr Messy picked up LMS and Little Prince (Drama Teen was out at a geeky party!) and went to town to get the photo of our new little one printed out :-) While we were out shopping we took Little Prince to choose and buy and outfit for his new sibling. I have promised to take this to Ethiopia with me and send or bring (depending on if I can get emails to work!) him a photograph of sibling wearing it. And of course I'm going to bring a present back from Ethiopia "from" his new sibling :-)
During the evening I spent ages replying to all the lovely emails people have sent us following our news :-) I am going to print them all out and make a Good Wishes Scrapbook for little one, so that they can see how welcomed they were to our family.