We have less than two days before we are leaving and I am starting to feel stressed. Everything is falling into place; we have plane tickets, we have a place to stay while we're there, childcare/schedule for the boys is in place. Stu and I never seem to pack for our trips until the night before but I have a good idea of everything that we need to take so I'm not concerned about that. I think it is just starting to hit me that we have to leave Chipmunk and Monkey for 2 1/2 weeks!! I have absolutely no doubt that they will be taken care of (and spoiled rotten, I'm sure) and will be absolutely fine. But it is such a long time for both of us to be away from them. I'm already starting to get emotional about the thought of dropping them off on Friday morning (and I am definitely NOT the emotional type at all). I'm going to be a basket case by the time Friday morning rolls around. I do feel better knowing that at least they will be together and we hope to call them often (if that doesn't upset them too much).
But underneath that, I am starting to get a little excited about our impending journey. I can't wait to hold our little one in our arms!! We did find out that we will most likely only be able to go visit her every other day during our trip; evidently, the baby home doctor is concerned about outside germs since our little one is so young. We are a little disappointed about that but if we've learned nothing else through this adventure, it is definitely to go with the flow. This will leave us with lots of time to get to know and explore her birth country.
We were unable to get hotel reservations because of the short notice, so we will be staying at an apartment. Although we won't have internet access, there are several internet cafes nearby (so we've heard) so hopefully I'll be updating this blog while we are there.
Gotta run and spend some precious time with my boys. I'll write a short post before we head out.