THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Friday, May 22, 2009

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!

Monday, May 18, 2009

TA!! We leave June 15th for Beijing to bring Sophia home.


I don't even know what to say. I am completely numb. I just can't believe it. My baby girl. After all of this time. After all of the tears and the frustration. On June 16th, I will kneel down in front of her and look into her eyes for the first time. There it is...my due date, June 16th.
I cannot begin to express what I am feeling.

Sunday, May 17, 2009