I'm writing that (broken the seal) and I'm not sure if it's an expression that everyone uses or not, but basically what it means is that once you have broken the seal, you can't stop but until then, you manage, somehow to contain yourself.
My other half bought a pair of dungarees from a charity shop, thus breaking the seal and now I have spiralled out of control in some kind of ebay clothing frenzy. Somehow I justify it to myself that it is cheap, which it is, relative to buying new, but still....tut tut. At this point I have no idea what she needs or how big she is so frankly, I am being ridiculous. But...the seal is broken...so be it! Someone on NFS told me to stop worrying and start buying dungarees so I'm only taking their advice. And me and my partner are constantly trying to justify these things to ourself...she needs that so she will feel like one of us (baby converse, once we know her size), she needs a bright and awesome coat so I can see her easily in the park...it's all just ridiculous really.
But the long and short of the matter is that we have tipped over the edge into massively excited. I have a charm bracelet with charms on it from significant events in my life and I've just taken the liberty of buying myself a little stork. Yup..excited, and currently (although not for long) with a disposable income. We are hemorrhaging cash at an alarming rate currently, but hopefully it will die down after a while. I like to think I'm not massively materialistic but the trouble is, I'm quite into fashion and I want her to look cool and quirky...nightmare!
On a serious and less frivolous note we are meeting the medical adviser tomorrow and have come up with a huge list of questions, but not as huge as the list of questions we have for the foster carer next week...now that is huge! Hopefully they won't mind...I guess if they really care about her thenn they shouldn't do.
Two things to point you in the direction of.
1. www.chloesmummy.co.uk sell board books which you can put your photos on which is fabulous for intros.
2. http://www.grubbies.co.uk/ OMG these dungarees are just the coolest. They are going to be my present for our new daughter (although actually for me...clearly she won't actually care) after matching panel.
Eurgh. After all that excitement I just put myself on a downer thinking about matching panel. It still could not happen or be delayed or something hideous. That would be really bad now. We are too far gone to be able to cope with that one effectively! Let's hope our ridiculous amounts of planning, making into stuff and baby proofing means we can prove our worth (but then maybe they will say we're not spontaneous!) Aaaargh!
Anyhow. I hope you are all well. I've been really surprised by the stats lately, lots of you seem to be following what we are up to. Do say hello! It's nice to know who is here. I'll try and be a bit more regular in my postings now things are starting to happen.
Take care. x