Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This Thursday is 3 weeks since I last saw sweet Audrey. I am hopeful that what my in-country coordinator told me holds true and that court is typically 6 weeks in the Moscow region which would mean I am at about the halfway point. I know - silly girl - this is international adoption after all and there are no guarantees. When will I learn.... Anyway, I sent my last docs off to Carol today - updated medical (3rd time) and my updated 171H with new fingerprints and one-time free extension. Waiting on updated FBI clearance but Irina thought my current FBI clearance was close enough from a timing perspective (just a wee bit over 6 months) that it might work. Have gifts bought, clothes and diapers and snowsuit for Audrey, now I just need new travel dates so I can get my last visa and flights. These 3 weeks flew by so I am hoping the next do as well. It is great to have all my pictures and video from trip 1 so I can look at her sweet face every day. I have been checking out apartments through Peace travel too. Trying to decide if I will stay in an apt on the 2nd trip just to check it out before trip 3. I feel like I might like the ease and comfort of the Marriott Grand though. Don't need to worry about food at all - the lobby bar had great little salads. The downside is that I won't be able to test out the apartment before I pick up Audrey I guess for trip 3. Decisions, decisions... Not much else to say. Just trying to stay busy and get ready. I know that my world will soon be very different as a single mother of 2 beautiful girls. Better enjoy the simplicity of one while it lasts, right?