So It’s My Last Day Of Work…

And I really have nothing to do.

Yesterday I completed all the hand overs of my clients, sent final notifications to all my clients and had a combined office baby shower, along with one of my colleges who just became a dad for the first time.

I’ve backed up all my personal files onto my external hard drive, deleted emails and prepared my out of office assistant, cleaned out my desk drawers and tidied up my work area.

Today I’m sitting here with ants in my pants, overwhelmed by excitement and taking random photo’s of my Essie nails because, well, because I don’t have much else to do!



I really just want to get this show on the road now! Tomorrow morning we need to take our pets to the kennels and drop the fish off at a friend. Then the packing needs to start, which I’m already working through mentally in my head, packing and repacking our suitcases because the weather is SO unpredictable at the moment.  This is not a small task, considering that we will be flying to Cape Town as a family of 3 and flying back as a family of 4, this fact really confused the hell our of our airline when we tried booking our tickets! I still need to pack a nappy bag for Hannah, not even sure I remember what all goes in one of those any more, make sure the camera is fully charged and my Kindle (I know, wishful thinking right?)!

This week has been filled with all kinds of niggly admin irritations. Discovery Health have made us jump through hoops to add Hannah to our medical aid.. signed affidavits from us, from our social workers, certified copies of ID’s, backwards and forwards to the police station, long explanations over the phone of how I am NOT giving birth but that we are adopting, all of which seems to confuse and confound the call centre operator on the other side.

It has been a supremely frustrating week and time feels it has slowed down to a snails pace! I just want it to be next week Wednesday already!

We are on the sparrows-are-a-farting flight out on Sunday morning and please Lord let our flight not be delayed because as soon as we land, I’m being whisked off to my Cape Town baby shower, which I might ad, is being treated as top secret, I have no idea of the venue all I have been told is that it will be fun and to bring my swimming costume! Ermahgerd!

We have social engagements every minute of every day for the first two days and then of course the big one, our court date on Wednesday morning!

I am so excited I’m not sure whether to vomit, wet my pants or pass out!

We’re almost there Little Bird! xxx


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  • Reply Ailsa Jean Porter

    I wish you a happy and safe journey to collect your new little bundle of joy. Try not to stress too much and just enjoy being a family! Best of luck.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Good luck Sharon. Look forward to reading your blog every day and everything you are going through. Enjoy this precious time and enjoy meeting your little angel. Thinking and praying for you over this amazing time.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Charlie's Bird

    All the best of everything to you and your growing family! Marvellously blessed!

    April 19, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    Wishing you all the best of luck and a wonderful trip to bring little Hannah home

    April 19, 2013 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Sian

    Have an awesome time Van Wyk’s……..I can’t wait for your special day.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Shayne

    Thinking of you! Praying that everything runs smoothly and no flight delays or the like. So excited to meet your ‘little bird’ x

    April 19, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Lise

    I can’t wait for the update, the pictures. I am SO excited for you.
    (And the nails look great too!)

    April 19, 2013 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Robyn

    The excitement is SO contagious! Brings back so many beautiful memories. Cant wait to read your updates. Good luck and I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible. Sending you so much love on your journey. xxx

    April 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Marina

    So excited for you all Sharon. At least you’re super busy the next few days and before you know it it will be Wednesday! All the best xxx

    April 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply genevieve

    This is sooooooooo exciting.
    will be thinking of you all!

    April 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Already a 100% mom, but not legally. Considered foster for now.

    Your nails look fab! Enjoy your time in the mother city. It rained loads this week so hopefully the rain will stay away for you next week. So much excitement! Ja, Discovery weren’t great when we added our daughter to our medical aid. They even put exclusions on certion conditions for a year, which they would never have done if I’d given birth to her!

    Anyway, good luck at court on Wednesday. May your new family of 4 be blessed in every way.

    April 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    I have it on good authority that pending visit to CT has caused the sun to shine. Can’t wait to see the photos.

    April 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Julia

    You are going to LOVE the venue. See you on Sunday!

    April 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Daryl Faure

    So exciting! All the best Sharon. Cant wait to finally see some photies of little Hannah. Enjoy your newly expanded family.

    April 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    Have a wonderful time, hope everything goes smoothly and cannot wait to hear all about it and see all the photos. Sure it’s probably been asked and sure you don’t have a single second to answer questions but is this the final court date, so no waiting periods or anything? If all goes well Wednesday, then it’s done and dusted?

    April 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply lena

    How very exciting. Be safe, embrace the moments between now and then, filled with fun, love, tense excitement and fear all at once. Look forward to hearing of the final court visit and collection of your precious wee bird.

    April 20, 2013 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Mom23

    Good luck for tomorrow Sharon, may the moment you hold her be all you have dreamt of and more. 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply sopie

    Thinking about you and your family and wishing you all the very best to collect your Hannah tomorrow !!
    Congratulations !!

    April 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply karabo

    thinking about you and your family today. may the Hand of God be with you and everyone handling the process today.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:12 am
  • Reply melissa

    Been checking the blog all day. Can’t wait for the next update. So exciting!

    April 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Lynne

    aawwww…thinking of you holding and bonding with that little girl of yours xx

    April 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm
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