Sunday, May 04, 2008
I have so much to do in the next 2 1/2 weeks, I can't even think straight! We won't know our travel dates until next week when we find out our US Consulate appointment, so we still aren't sure who will be with the kids and when. I have dentist, doctor, and school appointments this week for me and the kids. I need to talk to my pediatrician and see if they will give me antibiotics to take to China in case Lexi gets sick. I still need to call my doctor and see what, if any, vaccinations I need before travel. After I arrange my travel and have receipts for airlines and hotels, I mail those to the courier so she can hurry and get our visas. I have to pack for a country I've never been to and for a daughter whom I have no idea how big she is!! I made 10 freezer meals yesterday and still need to find some time to make some more. I need to order a new camcorder battery and make sure the web cam is set up and working on the lap top so we can talk to our kids while we are gone. I have to gather documents, make copies and double check that I have them all. I need to make Landon a photo album with pics of me and Derek so he knows we haven't left him. Though I am still preparing myself for screaming when he sees me and doesn't want me because I have abandoned him for 15 days AND I bring back a little sister just his age that he will think has replaced him!!!! Plus, it looks like we might be flying out on the last day of school and Carson might have a preschool graduation the night before!! Of course he can't miss his graduation, but what bad timing!! Well, I need to get to it!!!
Presley's Adoption Timeline
- 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
- 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
- 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
- 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
- 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
- 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
- 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
- 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
- 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
- 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
- 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
- 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
- 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
- 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
- 6/7/2008 - Arrived home