It seems I haven’t updated this blog since June 8, 2015. Our daughter was born that day, although I didn’t realize it at the time. We were chosen by her birthmother as adoptive parents the next morning, and told to rush to the hospital to meet her.
I’m going to preserve our daughter’s privacy and instead of using her name, I’ll refer to her by her first initial, A.
Man oh man is this a terrific baby. A is feisty, talkative, and confident. Her default setting is happy and relaxed.
My husband and I waited a very long time for her. Most of our time as a couple had been marked with epic losses and disappointments, and now we’re ridiculously happy, almost all the time.
Three days a week, I hang out with A. Three days a week, I train as a therapist intern, under supervision, seeing individuals and couples. I specialize in depth psychology and I co-facilitate a therapy group for waiting adoptive parents.
So that’s what I’ve been up to for the last 19 months. How about you?