I had my travel meeting this past Monday night. I attended by telephone because my agency is out of state. The meeting was 2 and a half hours long! Lot's of info :) They are estimating our travel dates to be January 3rd through January 16th. I am a little bummed that I won't have Abby by Christmas. I was looking at some families that received their referrals this time last year and it looked like they received faster TA's then my agency anticipates. Maybe that will happen for us too. Either way it will happen when it is supposed to :0
I have been going through Abby's clothes and weeding out the ones she will probably never wear. I am also setting aside the special outfits that I want to bring with me for her to wear in China. It is hard to pick. I know they say to only bring around 8 outfits but I just don't see that happening. I have waited my whole life for this :) I also know that I will be able to buy baby clothing over in China verses bringing a lot with me. That is really not an option for me though. I have collected so many outfits for her during the last 30 months that she will never wear them all. The last thing I need to do is buy her more.
I am also working on her care package that I will soon send to her. I will save that for another post :)
I went to my sisters last night. She had a couple of goodies for Abby. She gave her the beautiful dress and coat pictured below. I also took a picture of Christopher and Erin with their newest Cousin :0