My family has been so amazing and supportive throughout this process. They threw me an adoption shower 2 weeks ago and we invited all of our family and my closest friends. It was truly a wonderful day and I'm so grateful to my mom and sisters for putting it together. And my work friends had a shower for me too, so I received a TON of stuff and I'm just so happy to have so many supportive people in my life.
I feel as prepared as I possibly can be at this point. My hopes are that it's a smooth process and that I get to spend a lot of bonding time with her in the hospital even before we get to take her home. Since I know the birth mother and we're pretty close, she's going to allow us in the hospital room during the birth which is so incredibly AMAZING and it will be a beautiful experience to be there as our baby comes into the world. Our plans are for me to have a "golden hour" with skin to skin contact with the baby as soon as she's born, and Daniel is planning to cut the cord. It will be a very emotional day and I will definitely be posting as soon as I can after baby arrives. I have a feeling she will be here before April!
Besides the adoption update, I also wanted to share a video of our nursery! The room has been a work in process for a while, but it's pretty much finished at this point! All we're missing is a little baby!