PICKY - I just saw your news! CONGRATULATIONS that is such a beautiful path to take. Im so proud of you. This little girl is very lucky to have a great new mum like you.
Its also encouraging to see the process wasnt as hard as I had heard in the past that it can be. I was imagining a 7 year wait etc, you hear so many stories how hard it is. Im glad this fell into place for you and this special little girl.
My little girl is almost 5 ( turns 5 in April ) and I "love" this age, although I suspect ill love every age she is at its just a special bond to be a mum. Enjoy this new adventure in your life and very important job.