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Packing for Interstate Adoption

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Part of our adoption package included information on what to have when you pick up a baby from the hospital. The list was sadly vague. It listed Car Seat and Going Home Outfit. That is perfect if you are no more than 15 minutes from your home. We however, have a higher chance to travel more than 2 hours from our home. That trip will also include a night or two at a hotel.

The list needed some help. I searched high and low on Pinterest and other blogs, but so many packing lists referenced traveling overseas to pick up an older child. Here are my recommendations of domestic infant:


Pack(s) of Diapers, Size 0 & 1Changing PadSleepersOnesies/OutfitsSleep Sack/SwaddlerMittensSocksHatBurp Cloth (1-2)Blanket (1-2)Bottles (4-6)Bottle WarmerFormulaFingernail ClippersPacifiersBaby SoapWashclothsTowel

Quantities of these items depend on the number of days that you will be away from your home. If you are going to be far from home for a long time, you might want to think about sleeping arrangem…

Fun Financial News

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We have fun news! Drum roll please......


We paid off our car! And we paid it off 18 month early!! We have freed up $330 a month for the next debt in our snowball! It was such a freeing feeling pressing the Pay Now button. We worked so hard to pay off the car and it took us a couple months. We have been working overtime and two jobs for nearly a year. I would have to say that it was anticlimactic when we paid it. I thought perhaps the website would have falling confetti or a happy face, but it just simply said Thank You. It shows how much they care for our money.

 It was very important for us to be debt free and this was the last piece before our massive student loans. I encourage you to take a second look at your car payments. It doesn't matter if you are buying or leasing your vehicles, you must have better plans for that money than to give it to credit company. We certainly have great plans for that money. We are still saving for our final adoption fees.

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