All the materials went in to the recycling bin for this Saturdays' pick-up. It really is a waste and we are both pretty sure that the cost of the product directly relates to the size of the packaging!
Baby clothes - I finally decided to brave the baby section! This is something that has been very hard for me....when you are trying to get pregnant and it just doesn't seem to be happening month after month you start to withdraw from all things baby! At least I did! News of other people getting pregnant, people out walking with their babies in strollers on a summer evening, kids in restaurants, or even just commercials about babies would make be a sad and many times a blubbering mess on the couch under a blanket.
Once we made the decision to adopt, I felt free of all of this! Almost! I was still apprehensive...once our dossier made it to Ethiopia and we started meeting other people who were also adopting, I started to let go! I had an evening out with some other gals who are adopting and two of the girls were in shopping mode. This sort of lit the fire of enthusiasm in me too!
I nervously made the first trek to Superstore on my own (no one needs to see me sobbing my eyes out which thankfully didn't happen) to look for some baby clothes. Now, it is hard to buy stuff until we know what age and gender our new baby will be but I did manage to pick up a few things.