We got The Call.
I was in the bathroom when it came in! I did not answer the phone, and the caller didn't leave a message. I looked at my cell phone for some reason, and noticed a phone number that looked suspiciously close to our caseworker's cell phone number. I remembered the cw's # because I had just that afternoon pulled out the slip of paper on which I wrote her number when J was supposed to call us.
The next thing I knew the phone was ringing again, and it was my bob (i.e. husband) on the phone confirming our dinner reservation time for that day. (Our anniversary, as you might remember.) I thought the timing of his call was a little suspicious and my heart began to pound a little. He asked me, "So, what's going on?"
"Nothing," I replied nonchalantly.
"I just wanted to make sure that 7:00 would work for you for dinner."
My heart dropping, I replied, "Yes, that's fine. Well, here is what is really going on...[explain phone numbers]."
"Well," he said slowly,"I was going to wait until I got home to tell you this, but...."
[Insert one of the most interesting phone conversation of our lives here.]
Aren't you curious about the details? How mean am I that I am not going to give them to you right now. Suffice it to say, if the parents do choose adoption after the baby is born, we will be parents by Chrismas! In fact, significantly sooner than that.