It’s amazing to me how fast time can seem to glow and at the same time crawl to a snail’s pace. I’m learning as the month slowly progresses to September that time is going to do what time does—continue at its own pace.
Finalization Progress. A couple of days ago, I contacted Mrs. Care to see how things were progressing with Honeybee’s finalization. We’d heard nothing since our lawyer had sent in the paperwork on my birthday. I wanted to know if she had heard anything before I contacted our lawyer. [And] She had. There is still a delay occurring in the court system where Honeybee’s finalization will occur. Sigh. The court system only just received her court case files from her other hearings last week. That information has to be processed and then the paperwork which was sent in this time. BUT, that processing cannot occur until the cases and casework that was submitted in earlier cases (before Honeybee’s) is processed. Where we’d once been told we could expect to receive finalization notice before Labor Day now seems to be before the end of September. Insert HUGE sigh here. I got off the phone feeling a bit disappointed. While nothing changes here because our Honeybee is still with us, happy, and growing, she is still not legally our daughter. And it still isn’t completely done when finalization occurs. We still have to get new birth certificates and social security cards. It is my sincere hope that FatherWinter and I can take the day off work and go down to Vital Records together once we have the finalization notice. We can just go to Vital Records and get the birth certificate and head to the Social Security office to get her new card. Hopefully, that will be sooner than later.
Daycare. Yesterday, I went to pick Honeybee up from daycare. As NanaWinter still watches her on the latter part of the week, the staff knew yesterday would be her last day there for the week. What I wasn’t prepared for was the information that it would also be her last day in the baby care room. Oh my goodness!!! Can I tell you how emotional I felt myself getting?! Next week, my Honeybee will be going to the big girl class. She’ll sit in big girl chairs in big girl tables. She’ll learn songs and colors and new experiences. She’ll make friends and have a great time. At least that is my hope. But isn’t it funny how time can flow so slow in one scenario and flow so quickly in another? I kid you know it seems like I was just dropping Honeybee off at daycare for the first time and getting emotional over that. Now, there’s a milestone here and I’m amazed by it.
Superbug. So I spent part of yesterday updating our family’s Google calendar with all of the appropriate information for Superbug. His county has come out with the school calendars and there are abbreviated days, holidays, parent days, and activities that must be locked in before they catch us unaware. This year opens new doors for Superbug. He is a chess whiz. He gets to join the chess club at school and he really wants to. There is an option for school chorus this year. He wanted to do it last year, but the major performance was going to be the week we were out of town and I didn’t want him to be disappointed that we couldn’t come. The option exists this year. There are also a few other things that he gets to do that he couldn’t do last year. It’s such a blessing to see the little man that he is becoming. He has his own interests now and I hope that he will be allowed to pursue them. I loved that my great-grandmother was such a loving individual, but she was very sheltering. A lot of things I wanted to do, I couldn’t and I always felt bad about that. I plan to continue to take her example of being a loving and wonderful mother figure and apply it, but also allow Superbug an opportunity to spread his wings a bit more and become his own little person.
Announcements. Well, the last four weeks have garnered three weeks of pregnancy notifications. There is something in the water for sure. Unfortunately, it hasn’t decided to swim around my way lol. I’m super excited for the new expecting mommies. I wish them all the joy in the world. Babies are truly a joy. I’m so happy those I love get to experience the same.