I really did not want to be the family that annoys the social worker, so I had promised myself that I would not ask her about when our home study would be done. But I couldn’t take it anymore! I finally sent her this email yesterday:
So, I swore that I was not going to be that annoying girl that bugs the social worker to see when the home study will be done. But, here I am. Don’t consider it bugging. Consider it expectation setting. Any idea when you will be finished so that I can stop obsessively checking my email?
She replied (very nicely I might add) and said it will be early next week! Yahoo!!!
On another topic, one thing that has been on my mind lately is our babies development. I watch my new mom friends obsess over breastfeeding and tummy time, buy Baby Einstein videos, and constantly dote on their babies. All the things I would be doing if I was a new mom. But then I think about how our babies will not have had that. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a worry, just something I’ve been thinking about.
I shared these thoughts with my friends Tanya and BJ, and Tanya told me about this movie called Babies. The documentary film follows babies from Japan, the US, Africa, and Mongolia from first breath to first steps. It is sad and interesting at the same time. It was hard to watch the African baby feed while mom was sitting in the dirt surrounded by flies. But ultimately, all the babies develop and grow. I know research shows how important the prenatal and first years are. But I have to think that love and experiences can shape you more than tummy time or Baby Einstein can. I would go crazy if I didn’t believe that.