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!