Well, this is the week that our Latvian lawyer ends her month long "holiday". I have said all along that it was a well-deserved break but have wished it wasn`t so long or during our hurry up & wait part of the adoption. I thought that 1 month would take an eternity but it has gone rather quickly.
I have checked with the travel agency to see if our tickets have gone up/changed and they`ve only increased by a dollar or so. We also got Lufthansa`s price for extra bags. I figured it be higher but it is only $50/extra 50# bag (that is one-way).
Our adoption agency is checking again for sizes on Liga. Her suitcase is getting full & I`m not even close to being done.
I`m also trying to think of gifts for all those involved w/o breaking the bank. On Monday I have to go to COlumbia, Mo for Micah`s orthopedic surgeon & on the way home we`ll stop at the lake to find some "good buys"!
I`ve talked to our pediatrician whether there`s anything we can do when we travel and he said to wait. When we got home he`ll do a physical & decide what immunizations, vitamins, therapy, etc will be needed.
So, we are praying we have some correspondence with the lawyer by Friday. We are waiting for our Letter of Invitation & Travel/Court dates.
As the days get closer, I get more anxious about leaving the kids. I know they will be in loving, trust-worthy hands - I`ll just miss them. I miss them when I have a long day away. I`m trying to work out some of the quirks of communication while we are gone. We have a pre-paid Int`l phone card that the kids can use to call us but I`m trying to find a friend that has a laptop with a webcam so we can Skype with the kids. My digital camera has died as well, so I need to borrow an easy, good camera from someone. I`ll keep asking around.
Well, this is more than too long...I`ll post as soon as we know anything!