Operation – baby!

This weekend is just so exciting. We arrived in Cape Town yesterday at lunch time and shortly after settling in with my parents, received a phone call from our SW’s that seemed to finally kick my ass into action. They called to let us know that our BM and her Mom were now safely settled into the furnished apartment close to the hospital which we had rented for them and that they were super excited to meet us on Saturday but that there was a chance we would meet earlier as Mum’s tummy had dropped so low it was proving difficult to see her thighs and she was complaining of period like cramps. Both our SW’s are convinced this baby is coming this weekend!!!!!!!!!

That was like a firecracker going off in my butt. The next thing we were hitting the shops, Ackermans Baby, Woolies Baby and Baby City where a substantial amount of money was spent. The travel system, Graco Quatro something something has been selected and my darling dad will be buying that for us on Saturday. After two hours in the shops we headed home and started preparing baby’s hospital bag:

1x hooded towel

1x face cloth

2x receiving blankets

1x woolly blanket

3x outfits (leggings, short sleeved onsie, jacket at beanie)

4x toweling nappies

15x Pampers new born nappies

Loads of baby toiletries (bum cream and the like)

2x Advent Bottles

1x Nuk Bottle

3x Dummies (forget the brand of two and one Nuk)

The drops for wind

Nan AH Formula

Apparently because we’ll only be in hospital for less than a day, this is all baby will be needing.

The video camera and camera batteries are on charge, the map book has been checked to plot the route to hospital.

We made it through Friday night without the call to action, so this am I’m rushing off to the shops to go and buy our beauitful BM an overnight bag that I plan ti fill with treats including some lavish toiletries, mags and snacky things which we’ll either give to her when we meet his afternoon or at the hospital and baby comes earlier.

Operation baby is in full swing……….

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  • Reply Yvonne

    SHAZ!!! OMW I cannot believe that this is actually happening!
    Are you still grinning from ear to ear??? πŸ™‚
    ENJOY meeting this afternoon, and good luck for the birth, I cannot believe that (at most) within a few *days* you will have your very own baby.
    You are so, so blessed.

    (((HUGS)) Will be thinking of you ALL day πŸ™‚


    December 12, 2009 at 7:06 am
  • Reply K

    OMG – in tears.. have been thinking of you all night.. Yay yay yay.. This is the most awesome time of your life.. drink in every possible moment (and record the rest on camera) πŸ˜‰ Will be sending happy vibes all day.. and checking in (relentlessly) to hear your amazing news xxx

    December 12, 2009 at 7:16 am
  • Reply charne

    wooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooo exciting times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    cant wait to hear you holding your baby!!!!

    its awesome feeling! as i type this one finger em is sleeping in my arms

    Praise God for the miracle of adoption, for wonderful birth moms and loving socia lworkers

    December 12, 2009 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Gen

    Exciting times and happening so fast……….

    Good luck and ill be thinking of you and Walter.

    Will check blog tomorrow before we take off, and then will resume SMS influx

    Tons and tons of love

    December 12, 2009 at 8:30 am
  • Reply SassyCupcakes

    I’ve been thinking of you. I can’t wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

    December 12, 2009 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Lea White

    I cannot wait to read your updates! I am super-dooper excited for you!!!!

    December 12, 2009 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Gwen

    That’s quite a bag for less than one day! So exciting, good luck for the meeting, hope you meet your baby SOOOOOOOOOOON.

    December 12, 2009 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Zeu

    This is it! Almost full circle! Please keep us posted.. I feel like a child the night before Christmas πŸ˜€

    December 12, 2009 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Julia

    Sooooo exciting!!!!!
    Have been praying for all of you all night. Will continue to pray for easy and speedy delivery…xxxxx

    December 12, 2009 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Joni

    Oh Wow!! We are soo super excited for you!! Yay it’s happening!!! Enjoy every beautiful moment of it!!!

    December 12, 2009 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Sandy

    Whooo Hooo! Congratulations!!!! Crossing my fingers and looking forward to each posting.

    December 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply sassy

    Wonderful. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Great news Shaz. very excited for you both!

    December 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Holy F&^^%%$ S&^%. I love it. love it love it love it. πŸ™‚

    December 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply SCY

    Come on out Baby Van Wyk – we can’t wait to meet you!!!


    December 12, 2009 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Oh this is amazing! I have goosebumps reading this post!!! I love to hear the differences in names you have for all of the baby stuff – “bum cream” and “nappies” – your names for them are so much cuter than the American versions πŸ™‚

    December 12, 2009 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Marina

    Soooo excited for you and W Sharon!!! Can’t wait to read your updates.

    Good luck!

    December 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Mash

    I have a feeling the next entry in this blog might feature a photo of a LO!!! Good luck, lots of love and hugs to all of you and BM!

    December 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply sophie

    Hey Sharon thanks so much for keeping us updated in the middle of your excitement!!
    All the best with meeting BM and hope you will be carrying your LO in your arms v. soon.

    December 12, 2009 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply jan

    ooh so exciting!! if your little one arrives today our babies will share the same birthday,as well as us, how crazy!!thanks for taking time to update us honey!

    December 12, 2009 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Lynese

    Been thinking of you all day today! So excited for you all…mom,dad,granny,grandpa.
    This is the weekend that will change your life, so so awesome.

    December 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Kirsty

    oooo shaz! Cannot wait to master or miss van wyk!!! I am coming over for a squeeze immediatly x Enjoy and savour every precious moment x

    December 12, 2009 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Kirsty

    sorry…. supposed to read: can’t wait to MEET master or miss van wyk! Am tired x

    December 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Esperanza

    OH my gosh! I can’t believe this is all happening so quickly. I don’t think I realized when you first started writing about it that it would be so fast, that the baby was due so soon. I thought there would be months of waiting, but I guess not. This is so amazing. I so, so, so hope everything works out for you!

    Good luck!

    December 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Elana Kahn

    Yaaaay!!!!! I can’t wait to see pics of the new little love!

    December 13, 2009 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Elana Kahn

    I just want to say that I have a feeling it’s a boy (I want it recorded here so that when I’m right you’ll all say “wow, she knew it!”)

    December 13, 2009 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Lea White

    I keep checking for updates, can’t wait to hear from you!

    December 13, 2009 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Daryl

    Super excited for you!! Can’t wait to hear the happy ending to your very long and winding IF journey.
    You are so much in my thoughts and prayers, so keep blogging. Dying to know all the details.

    December 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply monica lemoine

    “firecracker in your butt” – doesn’t get much more exciting than that. Seriously though, I’m so happy for you Shaz! A baby by Christmastime – remarkable!

    December 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    LOL Elana I came here to say the same thing – I call baby boy too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Still so excited, think I’ve been checking for updates almost hourly today, lol!


    December 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply K

    Also just checking in.. xxx

    December 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm
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