THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's a Whirlwind Around Here!


All I can think about is Sophia. I tell you, I am just going in so many different directions. I sent away for our Visa's yesterday. That was nervewracking...to let our passports go out in the mail has me VERY nervous, even though I'm having them tracked. Our flight arrangements were confirmed yesterday. I am starting to freak out a little about how China is quarantining people who are on flights with people who have a fever and are suspected of having the pig flu. That is my worst nightmare right now. I am also hearing that civil affairs in Beijing is closed. I have asked my agency twice now to confirm that they know for a fact that we will be able to complete our adoption. I can just see us waiting for weeks in China for civil affairs to re-open. You know how you wake up in the middle of the night and all of the crazy things that could happen (but never really do) keep you up all night? Yeah, that was me last night.
I talked to Steffie about the gifts I should bring, so I feel pretty good about that. I met with our pediatrician and that went well. I have to get a letter from our agency for work, confirming that we are indeed adopting and I qualify for FMLA.
But I think tonight I might go through Sophia's closet and pick out some of the things I want to bring. I'll do a post so you all can see your wonderful gifts to us that are heading to China!

20 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

Does it feel real yet? I remember so vividly the days before we got on that airplane --

Sorry you can't come to the ABC meeting tonight, I'll fill you in on what goes on (not that you need to concentrate on that, you've got some suitcases to pack!).

Have a wonderful day, and a fantastic weekend...we're heading to the lake, so we won't be at ABC on Sunday.

Kim K. said...

Hang in there! I can imagine you are a bundle of nerves and raw energy. I remember all that stress and feeling out of control. I can't wait to see pictures of what Sophia will be wearing in China. She's going to be one of the best dressed girls!!!

Have a wonderful weekend. Try and relax (ha ha).

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

A whirlwind...but a fun whirlwind! These are times you will remember forever...preparing for your little princess to come home! Oh I loved packing...and repacking...and reducing...and repacking! LOL

I'm SO excited for you!!!
Robin

Shirlee McCoy said...

We're heading out on June 17. Maybe we'll see you there! I understand your nervous anticipation. I feel the same. I've been preparing for this for month, but I am so NOT prepared.

We will pray for you and your family during this very exciting and stressful time!

thatgirlblogs said...

the flight is long, long, long, so take something fun to do -- and wear flip flops to make airport security go faster.

JUST HAVE SO MUCH FLIPPING FUN!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo excited..
I can't wait to see Sophia in your arms..
You will have to do a post on the gifts you are taking also..
Can't wait to see what you are taking..
Keep your chin up girly.. things will work out perfectly..
HUGS..
Have a great weekend..

Christine said...

Hopw exciting! Everyhting will work our fine--- just take a deep breath! Did I mention how excited I am for you?

Debz said...

Exciting times ahead!
You had to send your passports with your visa application? Smart thinking with tracking it, I'll have to remember that little tid bit of info.

Gail said...

I remember that feeling well of putting the passports in with the visa applications and saying a little prayer for them...that they'd all come back safe and sound. You're right in the middle of the really stressful time, right before you travel...it gets much better when you get on that plane to China. Somehow it all comes together.

Have a great long weekend! Hope you can relax. :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I can understand you being on the edge of your seat but breathe, breathe...

Mardi said...

I am feeling the whirlwind too! :) We've been put on hold for travel due to Guizhou officials not allowing adopting families to enter the province now. I am praying this is lifted soon. I will be praying your travel goes smoothly as planned and your Sophia is in your arms soon! June 16th is just around the corner! woohoo! :)

The Things We Carried said...

Just go step by step, before you know it, you will be stepping off the plane in your daughter's land of birth! One step at at ime will get you there.

amy said...

have fun in this crazy mess. let me know what I can do to help you and what I can do to give advice..

make sure when you make copies of the notarized affidavit, your copies arent in color..we couldnt tell what was real or not and michael had to take an extra trip to the consulate

Jonni said...

Wow, you must be SO excited! I know what yo mean about the dreams, I dreamed the other night that when we got to China Samantha was 15 (lol). Enjoy this crazy whirlwind and I know that everything is going to be wonderful. Enjoy your time there because it really does pass way too fast, even if it doesn't feel like it at the time.

Can't wait to see Sophia in your arms. :)

Jonni said...

P.S. I also can't wait to see the gifts you are taking, how fun. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Alyson and Ford said...

So much fun getting ready!! Enjoy a dinner out too!
It is so real now and every step is to be with Sophie!
Love the excitement!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eight Months!

Dita said...

Before long you will be there and Sophia will be in your arms.

bbmomof2boys said...

Hey sweetie!

We got those adorable shoes! Thank you. My son has already informed me that when Little T grows out of them my granddaughter is getting them!

June 15th? Wow - that is coming up so fast! Enjoy yourself. Enjoy China, but most of all, enjoy your sweet little Sophia!

Hugs,
Carla

Colleen said...

{{{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}}}} I know you are scared and nervous....I will be praying for you : )
I am so excited for you. I can't wait to follow your journey : ) I can't wait to see Sophia in the outfit I made....

Oatsvall Team said...

so excited for you sister .... i can't wait for you to go and get that angel and come home !!!!!