Friday, June 26, 2009

I never thought I would hate Fridays....

But I sure do now! Fridays were always the best day of the week, winding up with work or school and looking forward to having the next two days off.

Now, Fridays have a completely different meaning in my world at the moment. Fridays mean its the end of any possibilty of new news on our adoption. It means we have now have two days of waiting until Monday.

The work week is coming to and end, and we are still waiting to hear what is going on with our case and when we can get another court date to bring our Baby Tiny home. The good news is, she is still tiny. (in a healthy way!) Here is a recap of what has been going on-
  • Baby Tiny turned 8 months old this week
  • Baby Tiny is looking healthy and super cute in the video I received last week
  • Baby Tiny weights 15.4 pounds, a huge difference from the 5.9 pound she was at 3 months old
  • The word is the investigation is over in Ethiopia and the orphanages have been cleared
  • The rumor is July 2nd we are to get some news, maybe like an annoucement that our cases will be heard and we can proceed
  • Also rumored the Ethiopian courts might not close this year, which would be awesome news for us familes that have been involved in this delay

Hopefully next week will bring on some good news and hopefully and idea of what our timeline is with our adoption. Mondays have never looked so good.

Ps- I cant put those numbers up here anymore counting the weeks we have been waiting since our first court date. Its too painful!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

4 Weeks

Four weeks have now passed since the courts have suspended hearing cases on abandoned babies. The is a rumor though, and even my agency has heard some of this information. Apparently the investigation is completed. AT this point we are all waiting for the formal announcement from the Ethiopian Government that hopefully cases will be heard. I really hope so. Our baby is soon to be 8 months at the end of this month. I hope to see her before she gets much older. There is a family traveling this week to pick up their twin boys, they are going to take some updated photos of our baby for us. I cant wait to see her!!

John and I continue to take our mini weekend vacations. It has been a wonderful distratcion. I am so glad we have the opporutniy to do this, while we wait for news. Last weekend John and I drove up to Minneapolis, it was a quick 6 hour drive from Kansas City! John has a little business to do on Friday and we made it a nice weekend. We stayed in downtown Minneapolis at the Graves 601 hotel.

I highly recommend this hotel, the accommodations are amazing! We also enjoyed a very nice dinner at Johns Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary Kay's home in Minneapolis. It was nice to see his family. Johns parents even drove in for the visit. We are planning our next get away. Maybe something on the West coast! John will be going to China in a couple weeks for business, but when he returns I will have something else planned. Ideally, it would be Ethiopia, but we have no idea how this will play out.

Sunday night my niece had a birthday party slumber party. She is turning 9! So hard to believe! I went over to my sisters to help and we gave all the girls pedicures, it was a good time. Katy is the little blond on the top of the pyramid, she is like a little mini teenager. Scary!

All for now, I am hoping the next time I post I will have some news on whats happening in Ethiopia.