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Airport: Part One.

These last couple of days have been a beautiful whirlwind.Let me begin by just saying that we have the most amazing friends. One of my adoption sista's dropped off this awesome mom and sister survival kit for the week. What is not pictured is all the toys she brought for Yaya, because Yaya was already busy playing with them in her bedroom. (And yes, I love Nicholas Sparks. I know he is pretty much the King of Cheesy Romance, but if you didn't cry when you saw The Notebook than your heart is made … [Read more...]

Visa.

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One Last Document and Reflections.

Our agency delivered an original copy of the final document needed to complete Baby Boy's investigation at the embassy. They were closed yesterday, so it was delivered first thing this morning. We are going to wait until middle-of-the-night Wednesday to call and ask if there are any updates, so please pray for good news for us! Since I don't have much in the way of exciting updates today, I thought I would share some stuff I've been thinking about lately... Today at the post office there … [Read more...]

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A Guide to Staying Up All Night.

Step 1: Wait until midnight your time when you know the embassy is opening in DRC. Step 2: Try dialing internationally on your land line only to discover your phone doesn't have those capabilities. Step 3: Try dialing internationally on your cell phone only to discover your phone doesn't have those capabilities. Step 4: Try adding an international plan to your land line to no avail because the website you need is down. Step 5: Try adding an international plan to your cell phone to no … [Read more...]

Attachment Plan.

Of the things we talk about in my adoption group, the thing we discuss the most is what life is like AFTER the child comes home. This is so great. We have actual moms who have adopted--some have had their children for years, some for months and others just for a week or two. Their perspective is unbelievably valuable. The knowledge I've gained from these women combined with the training we've taken part in and the books we have read, have helped us form an attachment plan that we feel is best … [Read more...]

Eight Months

Baby Boy is eight months old today. We bought him a little hat to wear on Easter, since I'm still hoping he'll be home in enough time for us to cocoon before then...and you'll just have to wait to see a picture of him in the hat. It might be a really cute fedora. It might be the second fedora I have bought him. I might have a tendency to purchase Carlton-like clothes for our little guy... (Fresh Prince fans, anyone?) I've been struggling with some guilt lately. Some of it is guilt because I … [Read more...]

Malaria, Part 3.

Yesterday we received another whopper of a hospital bill from our agency. I was confused, thinking we were finally squared away with all our Congo hospital bills, and e-mailed our agency to inquire. Apparently, Baby Boy had to visit the ER earlier in January due to yet another battle with malaria. This one only lasted a couple of days and wasn't as serious as his bout in November, but it is always upsetting to me. Typically we have always been notified when he's in the hospital, but because our … [Read more...]