We've been off radar, whilst the last minute details are coordinated. This week the Local Authority went to court and the Placement Order was granted! It was delayed by a day, but we needn't have worried as the judge ruled the decision pretty swiftly following the adjournment.
We have also met the social workers involved and agreed the plan for introductions, to happen once the approval and matching panel sign off the match. Our lives are now in full-on nesting mode. We are so very lucky to have such supportive friends and family, as the donations, gifts and loaned baby paraphernalia keep coming. We are sorting, washing and organising stuff like crazy, but the best gift of all is that we aren't having to spend a penny (yet!).
Raina seems to be okay with everything at the moment and seems to be taking things in her stride. We are prepared for some fallout from her, once she realises that she will be sharing us: not hypothetically; but for real!!
We are waiting for approval and matching to go ahead, our last big hurdle to getting to the next stage. The big day is just over a week away. Just time enough for us to deep clean everything in true nesting style!!!