Sunday, January 6, 2008

ok, so now what

Well, the dossier has been submitted, and the waiting has begun. I'm not sure exactly what to do with myself right now. For the last 6 months, I have been totally focused on getting paperwork done. I hadn't really thought about what this time, the waiting, would be like. I have thoroughly prepared for every part of our adoption except for this one.

Convinced there had to be SOMETHING that I needed to be doing, earlier today, I went over my lists, both of what we have left to buy and what to pack. Everything is in order. It's too early to buy the baby stuff, because we've decided to wait until after our first trip, when we know the baby's age and gender for sure. It's too early to buy a new coat or any additional clothes for the trip, because it depends on when we travel and what region. (Kemerovo will be colder than Moscow.) It's too early to finish packing. I have a lot of stuff already laid out on the bed in the baby's room. So, for now, we don't have anything adoption related to do. How is that possible?

I guess this week I'll find some things to do to fill the rest of this month, as we wait for our dossier to be translated and then to be assigned a region. I do have some non-adoption related books I can read, and I can always clean the house!


Gracie said...

Hey Ana, I know what you can do. You can come visit me! That's just a suggestion.HAHA!I love you!

Michael and Carrie said...

Congratulations on submitting your dossier! This is a huge milestone behind you now! I hope you hear about your assigned region very soon!

Tiger & Kar said...

Hey Ana! Are you & R trying to learn Russian or the cryllic alphabet? I can't remember if we've talked about that or not. Have you thought about researching any of the regions? Oh, I know...plan a weekend trip to DC & stop by my place for awhile! :-)

ana & russ said...

Kar, those are all great ideas! I have been trying to at least learn the alphabet, and that's been fun.

Depending on the timing of our 1st & 2nd trips, we might be in your area the 1st weekend in April. Our nephew is getting married at the Naval Academy Chapel. If we're not in Russia and do make the wedding, we'll have to plan to meet up and have lunch or something! :)

Dede said...

Congrats on finishing the dossier! I agree with Tiger & Kar on learning the Cryllic alphabet and learning some Russian. I was really thankful for what little we could speak and being able to read some of the signs made things much easier.

Troy and Rachel said...

That great news that now you are just waiting - what a huge step forward. Blogging has really helped me pass the time and of course learning some Russian. Some days I feel like the last 8 months of waiting have drug by and other days I can't believe it's been 8 months!! Keep on doing and planning for yourselves right now!