So I know it's kind of early but I have started window shopping online for baby things. I get amazon gift cards from my credit card and since we charge basically whatever we can, they add up. I have $175 at home right now and tend to get $25 every month or every other month. I don't really have much I want to buy at this point...we rarely buy books anymore (it would be weird to be a librarian and not use the local library!) I don't even really have much in the way of DVD's I want to buy soon as I get the last season of 90210. So I was thinking about slowly picking up baby gear some of the big ticket items that I would be unlikely to get in a shower like a crib or high chair. Or at the very least even if it is a while before buying, start looking and making lists. I'm very much a planner! We don't plan on getting started until May/June with the classes and home study (mostly due to money) but once we get on the list, it's really unpredictable how long it would be before a bith mom picks us (I'm biased but I think that are going to be great parents and if I was a birth mom I would pick us .....we are both educated, have jobs, have a nice home in a family friendly city, have a strong and happy 12 year relationship, a cute dog, family that is very excited to be an aunt/grandparents, and with my cousins being adopted our baby wouldn't be alone in that in the family). And I'm only 32 so I'm ok with waiting if it takes a while (a year or two isn't uncommon)....just gives us time to save more money. It just feels so good to know that at some point I will get to be a mom and have a baby....for a while I thought that was really out of reach for me and wouldn't ever happen and that was the one thing I have wanted since I can remember.