So I had a baby dream a couple of nights ago. It was one of those dreams that I feel only my fellow adoptive parents can fully appreciate. You know what I mean: weird yet kinda funny and probably not at all what pregnant women are dreaming about.
I was sitting in this giant auditorium jam-packed full of women. There wasn't a man in sight. Then a woman, dressed in a Jacki Kennedy pink suit and pill box hat, walked onto the stage and started talking into the microphone and everyone got so excited that they all started whispering amongst themselves. I became really panicky that I was missing important instructions. I wanted to stand up and scream, "Be Quiet! Don't you know what the social workers will do to us if we don't hear the rules?" But I was too anxious to say anything.
Suddenly a bunch of ladies, dressed in scrubs, stepped out from the wings of the stage - they were all carrying babies. The boy babies were dressed in blue and the girl babies were dressed in pink. The speaker started on the front row of the auditorium and began handing an infant to each woman. First a girl and then the next seat would get a boy. Then a girl then a boy. Everyone was crying and cooing and cheering! Today was the day we were getting babies!! But I couldn't relax I kept looking around for Brian and thinking how awful it was that he was missing this. Where were all the husbands? The baby-giver woman was getting closer when the lady seated next to me said, "Rosemary, look at the rotation. You can tell that when she gets to you you're going to get a girl!" When I looked up at the woman's face I realized, in that dreamlike way, that it was fellow blogger Yoli (who I have never seen) so I said, "But that can't be right. They told us to expect a boy."
Then the baby-giver handed me this tiny pink wrapped bundle and I just felt this sense of amazement like I've never before experienced. Holding my new daughter I turned to the person I just knew to be Yoli and said, "What should I do now?" and Yoli said, "Oh well, you want to get pre-paid college right away."
Adoption nerves? Table for one!