We had our visit with the foster carer. She was very solid and organised but was also looking after a very young baby so has her hands full. We are very relieved that she has had such steady and reliable care during the first part of her life, but we are looking forward to getting her home to be able to do all of the things that there isn't quite time for at the moment, like swimming and painting and play dough and splashing in puddles!
We have been buying lots of bits on eBay and bought our car seat today. We are really getting prepared! At the weekend we will build the cot and really get her room ready. She is coming with hundreds of toys! Her birth mum and dad have bought her so many, and seeing them all made me feel really sad. Sad that these people who are such a big part of her are trying to fill the gap in their lives with toys and trying to make their presence felt, but it never really will be. If that makes sense. I felt sad for them, and sad for our daughter. The foster carer has taken photographs of every set of birthday and Christmas presents and said who they are from. She is going to make a scrap book and will bring it when she comes for her final visit. She seems very caring and kind.
We are so close now. Less than 2 weeks until panel and then introduction after Christmas. My excitement means I can't focus at work and I'm just all over the place! I'm an emotional nightmare! I just want to get her home and give her a cuddle and finally have a chat with her. Apparently she is very chatty!
So close! But the days are going so slowly!
Will blog again when I'm less pooped! We are in the middle of washing bedding and clothing in the same detergent as the foster carer uses....lots to do!
Take care, everyone! X