Mr. MPB and I are both going at about 200% right now.
We are both working countless hours trying to get more money to pay for our massive adoption bill that is due this week. The dollar figure is staggering and quite literally makes me feel sick to my stomach.
We are both trying to deal with the fact that our house is still not fully put back together after the reno. Work has come to a halt for the last few days as we are both too busy with life to even think about it.
We are trying to do more and more paperwork. Today I am mailing the first set of immigration paperwork so that our child will become a Canadian citizen.
Oh, and we are also trying to continue preparing for baby. Our constant activities seem to include shopping on Amazon.ca, washing baby stuff, putting together the nursery which had also become home to countless bathroom reno items that really need to be put away.
We are balancing calls with our adoption social workers and lawyers constantly. Trying to both participate in phone calls and yet separating tasks when we need to. Where we can we are taking the approach of divide and conquer. For example, Mr. MPB is dealing with organizing the money for the massive payment that’s due. I am dealing with immigration paperwork.
Both of us are struggling to deal with our work demands and constant adoption stuff. I’m literally watching my phone ring while in meetings for work and trying to figure out how quickly I can escape for a few minutes to call them back. And Mr. MPB is doing the exact same thing. It’s far less than ideal, but so far we are making it work.
We still need to pack baby stuff for our trip to meet baby. We know now that baby could come at any time and we could have to try to cross the continent in a matter of hours (which will basically be impossible, but I’m trying not to think about that possibility). So packing now is smart, but neither of us have the time to do that just yet. Maybe this weekend I’ll get to it.
Our to-do list is overwhelming. And each of our tempers are becoming a bit shorter these days. But, I guess that’s what a lack of sleep and stress does to most people.
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