Right, thought that I would catch up with an account of our intro’s before they get to far away for me to remember.
I finished work for my adoption leave on the 30th December, it was a really wierd feeling. I think I cried all the way driving into work, we only had 5 days until we met our little boy. I had a lovely last day, everyone brought in food and we had a lovely lunch, everyone was lovely.
My mum came to stay for the week before intro’s started, she helped us get the room ready. It was painted furniture all put together, we had already put togther munch’s cabin bed. the instructions ahd said 45 minuted, 5 hours later we had finished. A couple of days before my mum and i put the finishing touches to the room and made up his Ben 10 bed, i have to say Munch is very tidy, but his room has never looked the same since!!
We had one last big night out on New Years Eve,then a very surreal couple of day’s waiting for the Monday to come, sod’s law on the Sunday, day before intro’s started I woke up with a sore throat and by the evening was really aching, but nothing was going to stop us meating our SON!!!
At last 4th January was here, we got up and packed the car ready. I was not aching, but still did not feel 100%. My mum left at about 9 o’clock and we sat in the kitchen and had our last cup of tea as a couple, the next ime we sat at this table we would be parents. We put the dogs in the car to drop off at the kennels on the way and we were off.
We arrived at our accommodation at about 2 o’clock, we were due at the FC’s at 4 o’clock as Munch was going to school during the day. We had a beautiful barn conversion, but it was in the middle of nowhere and it had snowed really badly, so we were glad that we had a 4×4. We fed FC’s address in to the tom tom, it was 10 minutes drive away, not wanting to be late I made DH leave just after 3 as we did not want to be late did we!! We arrived at just after 3.15, we parked up a little bit down the road and sat freezing in the snow to wait until 4pm.
At about 3.40, we saw the FC turn into the road holding Munch’s hand on the way home for school, we didn’t know what to do I hid my head in my hands. That was him I had seen him, I cried then, was glad that it happened before we went in.
At 4pm we were knocking at the door, the FC answered and asked us in, then Munch appeared from in the living room and stood grinning at us. He wanted to sit with us on the sofa, he had to sit in the middle, he kept leaning on us, and held DH’s hand, he was very chatty. His SW stayed for about 20 minutes then left, we just sat in the living room that night with him, I do remember looking at the clock and hinking, oh my goodness we have only been her 40 minutes, and intro sheet said to visit for 1 1/2 – 2 hours and thinking it would seem for ever, I think that first visit everything is so over whelming. The next thing I knew it was almost 6pm, we felt that we needed to leave then as Munch still had not had his tea. What a brilliant 1st meeting.
Day 2 – Today we were due to go at 4pm again after school, when we woke up it had obviously beensnowing again. We were also meeting with Munch’s maternal grandmother this morning, tom tom again said about 10 minutes to venue, it was snowing really heavy again, we thought that the meeting would be off as MG had to travel a fair way, but thought that we would start making our way, as we did not want to be the ones that did not show, after about 20 minutes we we were not even half way  when Munch’s SW phoned to say that the meeing was off. We were not suprised, we just went and did a bit of shopping and went back to cottage as we were calling it.
We again left in plenty of time to get to FC’s, half way down the lane, there was a stuck car, DH ended up out helping them trying to try and move it. I just wanted to yell at them, get out of my way my litle boy is waiting. Eventually my DH reversed the car down the lane which was on a fairly steep hill down to the bottom, where the car was parked for most of the week before they were able to move it.
We more or less made it on time to the FC’s. We went in, we went upstairs and played with Munch in his room and the play room, he called us by our first names as thats how we had done our intro book, he was very insistant that before we did anything that we asked the FC. We all had tea together, a little more playing, then it was bath and bedtime, I jus watched the FC tonight. Next time it was to be my turn, after Munch was in bed we sat and talked to the FC’s for a long time.
Will carry on with intro’s on next

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