Still no word on travel dates. Hopefully tomorrow. But today was a better day. A lot going on. This morning, I finished the first graphic design project that I've done in a while. My doctor asked me to redesign her letterhead, in exchange for waiving my co-pay. Sweet deal! I was happy with the way it turned out, and I enjoyed having something else to work on, other than obsessing about our travel dates!
Then I went to the chiropractor, to fix my stressed out and seized up back. He said there was indeed tension in my back. No surprise there! His daughter runs the office, and she is 7 months pregnant, so every time I go in, we have great conversations about baby stuff. She told me about a website that I hadn't found yet, Three Sisters Toys. They have nice wooden toys. There was a woman in the waiting area with a 3 month old daughter. Talking about babies and then seeing a beautiful baby made me feel a lot better!
After I came home, I worked on our visa applications. I filled out as much as I could, and we have the photos, so as soon as we get the final travel information, they'll be ready to take to FedEx.
The photos came today from Shutterfly. So I got the album put together that we're going to leave at the orphanage, and it's ready to go in the bag. It felt good to get that done too.
R talked to the bank, and our travel cash is now taken care of as well. All we need now are definite dates and some plane tickets!!!
Late this afternoon, my mom came by with some baby items. She brought us a Diaper Genie, some baby clothes and receiving blankets (that we're going to leave with the orphanage), and a nice changing pad. Since the baby's room is upstairs, I can use this changing pad on the bed in the downstairs guest room. It was such a nice surprise! (Thanks, Mama! And I meant to tell you that your hair looks great!)
Here is a photo of the baby blanket that we are taking. Liam's parents (Rob and Dede) had mentioned on their blog that they had left a couple of blankets behind on their first trip, and we thought that was a great idea. This blanket is SO soft and snuggly. I hope he/she can have it in the crib. (This isn't the best photo, but you can still see Pooh and Piglet!)
So today, the focus was more on the baby and less on the actual traveling, and I felt better. This waiting has been so hard, but we are blessed with a wonderful agency, and we trust them. We know they will make the right decision about the best time for us to travel.