I agree with everyone Kat, half of the battle but also the fun is the looking around. And you will appreciate your new babe so much when he or she finally comes.
I have to say though that it does seem a really good time to get one, for the first time in ages, their do seem to be litters around that are available without going on wait lists, you know all the sites now I am sure so just keep looking and this baby is going to be here real soon, I am sure of it
Yes, we waited, called, went to dog shows and made breeder contacts for months and months before we got a hit on our boys. Patience my dear, be willing to travel and you'll have better success if thats a possibility.