Tuesday, 24 March 2009

TWO more sleeps!!!

WOW!!! That has come round so fast!!!

I think I have got everything sorted out now, well fingers crossed that I have anyway, I'm running out of time to do anything else!!! The suitcase is as packed as it can be apart from the last minute bits and bobs. I've got the very important Power of Attorney and letter from the DCSF all safely packed in my carry on. The Guest House confirmed this morning that we are booked in, and they will pick us up at Bole Airport. Mr Messy and Baby Sis have sorted out when/where he will pick her up tomorrow evening. LMS has started packing to set off home on Thursday (arrive here Friday after an overnight at Grandma's House). I keep trying to think of things that I still need to do and there isn't anything!!! Which makes me worry and think I've forgotten something lol. But the only thing left to do is to make the most of the day and a half left with my family, and to get VERY excited about going to see our gorgeous new child at the end of this week :-)

Only THREE more sleeps until I can meet our new little one WOW!!!
Look out little one Mummy and Auntie Baby Sis are coming :-)


Vicky said...

Been following your story for a while off and on, via the China Adopt yahoo group - so excited that you are soon going to be on that plane. Such an incredible feeling - enjoy the moment

Anonymous said...

Try to sleep! Did you get your letter sorted from Darlington???

Will be thinking of you and cant wait to catch up with the news when you are back.

Safe travels:)

Love S

Janet said...

Hi Vicky,
Thank you :-) I just can't wait now :-) Woohoo I'm seeing my new little one in THREE sleeps :-) Its going to be fantastic :-)

Janet said...

Hi S,
DCSF said that they don't issue that letter any more, its part of their old process! But I begged and they sent me one anyway :-)
I'm hoping to blog while I'm away, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to (internet problems in the area of Addis I'm going to).

Anonymous said...

Wow glad it's all come together in time!!! Have a fabulous trip, can't wait to hear all about your lovely little one when you get back :-)

Have a safe journey, will be thinking about you esp on the big day!! Don't be nervous, you've done this before :-) and remember to give baby lots of cuddles from us xxx

lots love WL xxx

Kate said...

I NEED updates from Ethiopia! WOW, 3 days. Thinking of you every step,
K x

Cabbage Queen said...

I'm so excited for you!@!! Went shopping today for baby and little prince. Got some cute stuff!! Will be sending a package pretty soon now!!
Love You bunches!!!!!

Lisa A said...

Oh my Janet--It's hard for me to believe you're actually going to meet your daughter. This past 20 months although long seems like a skip in our lives--truly a wonderful skip as I've gotten to know you and your sweet family. I soooo can't wait to see you and your daughters first moments together! Can't wait!

Enjoy the last days with your family of 5, cause soon it will be 6!

Janet said...

Hi WL,
Yes its all come together perfectly now :-) I was panicking that it wouldn't, but it has :-) And now I can go off and meet our new little one :-) And don't worry I'll be giving lots of hugs from everyone - any excuse for more hugs really lol

Janet said...

Hi Kate,
I'll try my best to update from Addis, but there are internet/phone problems over there in the area I'll be in, so I'm not sure what I'll be able to do.

Janet said...

Hi Cabbage Queen,
I'm excited for me too :-)
You are such a sweetie :-) And Little Prince will appreciate being included in the pressie buying, he's been feeling a bit left out!!

Janet said...

Hi Lisa,
I can hardly believe it either! One more sleep till I fly and TWO SLEEPS until I can meet our new little one :-)
I can't wait :-)


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006