I find it really hard to not start at the beginning, and so I feel compelled to have at least some small type of introduction.

basically, I’m trying to adopt a baby, and I’m one of those slightly insufferable parents-to-be that thinks that things will different for them.  This is a way for me to keep track of all of my assertions, and look back smugly on how right I was.  Unless I’m cry-laughing at my sheer naivety.