In other news, we also had our 6 month post-placement visit from our social worker. We've really only been home a bit over 5 months, but the review just has to happen in the 6th month. It was an encouraging visit, and our SW said that she saw great progress in every area, and that she was very pleased with how things were going for us, despite our continuing struggles. There is something about hearing an "expert" say that we are doing well, that is helpful because there are still plenty of days when I feel like we still have so far to go ... which we do.
So on top of doing all of the normal holiday stuff, it feels great to have finished so many of these important things.