OK, I've been busy, and cagey recently - but today I let everyone in the office know what is going on. As such I can now pass it along here...
So what was I doing last weekend that meant I could not write the post I wanted, or indeed work out or do anything except what we did.
And it was a lot of fun as well, actually I was in 7th heaven! :)
And no, it is not to do with my operation. There is still no word on that (boo), but this is just beyond that in terms of importance to me right now.
I'm going to be a mum. And I cannot tell you how much I smile every time I see that written down or tell someone.
There are some interesting bits that go with becoming a parent and being transsexual in Holland. And they are beyond not good. There was a law written in 1985 basically banning transsexuals from becoming parents. Ergo, I have to adopt my own child to become it's legal parent (and there will be no mention of the biological link on the birth certificate, I will be down as co-mother).
Sucks, but it's not like the child will not know where it came from. I do not want any legal test case here, I know the situation sucks, but I have more important things on my mind. I want to be the legal parent, full stop.
But.. I can't stop smiling! This is a pain, and it's not going to go away before February next year - so there is no point worrying more than I need to!
No, what we are worrying about at the moment is making sure that the house is ready for it's new occupant. Making sure it has a room, making sure it has safe transport and making sure that it has more cuddly toys than it can ever, ever, ever play with :)
Which brings up back to last Saturday. Test driving 'kinderwagens' (I have no idea what it is in English - it's not a push chair and it's not a pram - but it will do both...) and trying to figure out what disadvantages we want to put up with (we have three, and if you put them together you get the perfect one! :p).
And looking for nursery furniture for the new room.
And clothes for the every lovely Mrs Stace.
And buying cuddly turtles.. :)
Serious, it's huge!
And it's the first of many turtles that will make their way here :) I fell in love (honestly it's not for me) and had to get it. I was a bit unhappy when the sales assistant offered to put it behind the counter whilst we kept on looking!
So... yes... that's my big news for now!