Hi Renee - Almost welcome! This will be an exciting few months for you, but like many of us, I think you'll find that your dreams are coming true!
I have a close friend who brought both dog and cat in October. She has chronicled her preparation in a personal blog. If you PM me, I'll be happy to have her connect with you if she doesn't see your post. She was really helpful to me in bringing down my own furkid.