Baby Shower Poll

As we are waiting for a birth mother to choose us we have been slowly buying all the things we will need to bring home a baby. At this point we already have all of our furniture, a large portion of the other necessities (bottles, wipes, car seat, etc.), and a few outfits in varying sizes.

Andy and I have talked about it before and were thinking that a welcome to the world shower after we bring home the baby makes the most sense to us. Part of this is because we don’t know when we will adopt and whether we will be adopting a boy or a girl so everything has to be gender neutral now. Also, we thought it would be a great way to have all our close friends and family to meet the newest addition to our family. The only downside at this point seems to be that we can’t stop buying things for the baby ourselves and we have gotten a lot of stuff from friends and family that they weren’t using any longer or that they bought for us just because.

I for one would be happy to just have a “shower” celebrating the creation of our family and not about getting the gifts or things we will need for the baby. However, I know there are some friends who are excited about our adoption too and would like to buy things for the baby as well. So I thought I would ask all of our followers out there what they think we should do? I am not saying we will definitely go with the poll results on our decision but it might help Andy and I decide what will work best for us 😉

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Friends and Adoption

Tonight some friends of ours came over for dinner and to hang out for a little while. It was nice to have them over since we usually only see them in large group gatherings and can’t catch up as easily. Throughout the night we talked about a lot of the stuff going on with the adoption process and also what is yet to come as well.

One of the things we discussed was having a baby shower/welcome home ceremony. Since we aren’t sure when we will match and whether or not we will have a boy or girl at this point we have thought about not having a shower until after we get home with the baby and have passed the relinquishment period. This means a lot of the normal baby related items we will have already bought but it also means that our friends and family would get to meet the newest addition.

In the end for us it is more about getting to show off our new family because of how long it took to get to that point than it is about getting gifts for the baby… but if they really want there are always cute baby clothes and diapers to buy 😉