I was really hoping to have an update for you, but I have no real news to post. We haven't heard about possible travel dates but are expecting them any day now.
We are still in shock that we have a picture of our little HotDog. We stare at it in amazement that she is really going to be our daughter. She is so cute and has the biggest cheeks! It all seems so surreal. But the moment we looked at her picture, we knew that she was meant to be with us. I felt like I had seen her face forever in my mind. It was incredible to be able to share that moment with Stu, too. The boys and I had been at the science museum all morning. On the way home, Chipmunk asked if we could stop by Stu's office since it was nearby. Even though it was naptime and we needed to get home, for some reason I said sure (which is surprising; this was only the second visit to his office in the year that he has worked there). We stayed for a short while and as Stu was walking us to the elevator, my cell phone rang with the news that we had a referral. We raced back to his office where we were able to view HotDog's picture for the first time all together as a family. It was such a special moment.
Anyway, I'm hoping to hear good news this week as to when we can go and visit our little one. Unfortunately, I won't be able to update the blog since the Monkey and I are headed to Florida in the morning for a little vacation. Of course, this was planned before we knew we'd be traveling to Kyrgyzstan so soon, but I think it will be good for the Monkey to have some one-on-one time with Mommy before he life changes forever with the addition of a baby sister. I've taken Chipmunk to Florida on big-boy vacations twice and figured it was time to take the Monkey. I'm really looking forward to the beach and sunshine.
I'll update with news as soon as I can.