Last week: Went in to CHI to have Erin check our dossier... it had a few problems and we needed to have a few things done over.
Monday: Got together new paperwork and headed to the notary.
Tuesday morning: I was getting our dossier paperwork together for Kevin to take in to the Secretary of State to be certified when I realized that our notary had written the date as NOVEMBER, not DECEMBER. Oh well... I figured, what is one more week? (Dossiers only leave CHI for DC on Thursdays.) Then I thought, "NO, we can do it - this week!" I then call doctor's office and am told they will have them ready by that afternoon. Great, Kevin will pick them up.
Tuesday evening: Kevin comes home with no doctor's letters. I think he is joking when he tells me they won't be ready until Thursday. He's not joking. Okay fine, next week then.
Wednesday (approximately 12:04 p.m.): I get a message from a fellow adoptive mom on facebook that CHI is not sending dossiers out next week because they will be closed for two weeks for Christmas. Crap. SO, if not this week, then we wait until January 8th for our dossier to go to DC. Crap. Email SW. Get a crazy idea - MAYBE I CAN DO IT ALL TOMORROW. YES WE CAN! Spent the entire rest of the day looking for a babsyitter and planning out my day for Thursday.
7:00 a.m.: Tell Kevin he must go to Walgreens to have passport sized photos taken. (oops - forgot about these until now)
9:45 a.m.: Drop Micah off at BFs house. Go to Walgreens where they have JUST finished Kevin's photos - machine is jamming.
9:55 a.m.: Get my passport photos done at FedEx and make color copy of my passport.
10:10 a.m.: Arrive at doctor's office and wait 15 minutes because letters are STILL NOT FINISHED.
10:45 a.m.: We all meet at notary's office for notarization.
11:30 a.m.: Arrive at Secretary of State's office and am told that paperwork won't be finished for a few hours. Beg & plead with them to be finished by 1:30 so I can have it to CHI by 2 p.m. Maybe.
12:00 p.m.: Have lunch with my awesome husband - FUN.
12:45 p.m.: YES! Sec. of State calls and they are finished!
1:15 p.m.: Documents in hand - start journey to CHI.
1:45 p.m.: Arrive at CHI and go through dossier with Erin (SW). YES! It's all good. Make 3 copies, hand over our payment and...
WOOHOOO!!! I am FINISHED with the dossier!!
2:45 p.m.: Pick Micah up from BFs house with only 15 minutes to spare - he is passed out in the middle of the front room floor with his friend Chuck dancing around him, singing, "Micah's sleeping." Take him home, put him in bed for a 2 hour nap. Awesome!
Tonight: Celebrate with glasses of Duvel (milk for Mic) and a family toast at dinner. Yay baby girl!!
Soooo, Erin expects us to be on the wait list by the time they come back from holiday - January 2nd. I'm still thinking we will have at least a 12 month wait for our referral.
Hey Micah - By the time you're three years old, we might know who your baby sister is! What do you think about that?