I am going to be a father! It may not look like much here, but folks, that is my baby. It's not a Korean either, which is what really had me froggered. Without being too specific, this wasn't supposed to happen. Unfortunately, the adoption folks agree and we now have to wait a while longer before we can proceed. That is the sad part. And yes, we most certainly are continuing with our plans to adopt a Korean. Despite what someone said the other day, this does not "solve our problem." To be clear, there was no problem. This baby is a bonus. An older brother or sister for our Korean, whoever that ends up being.
I must admit it's been a challenging shift in thinking. We'd been preparing for a one-year-old all this time, for whom I was imagining a personality, who had already taken up residence in our hearts and who is, (or will be) already our child. It's been a strange transition, but each day brings more excitement. And more fear.
One-year-olds are durable. Newborns, it seems, are quite different. And I fear far more delicate. I worry I will break it. I suppose I will pick up some tips along the way.
Anyway, that's the big news. Not a book deal or agent representation. Just something a little better.