When I was so excited last week to get our wait list number I starting dancing around singing "We're 71, we're 71!", Jude joined in the excitement too and started saying "Yay, my brother is coming home!". I cringed a little and said "Oh no bud, we have a while until he comes home still... when our number gets to ONE then it we'll be super close to your brother coming home!".
I then saw on another adopting families blog that they had down a countdown thing of their wait list numbers and thought I'd totally copy the great idea. I figured if Jude could see the number going down that might help a little. So the game plan is every month that we get our new, lower, wait list number, we'll flip over the numbers that are no longer "us". Jude and I will put a heart on the sides of the cards that we flipped representing another child that was placed with their forever family. I can't wait to stare at three lines full of hearts rather then numbers! And then when we get our referral, we'll be able to put a heart on the back of the #1 card representing OUR babe being placed with us as his forever family!