Meilynn, sick baby!
Letter of Acceptance. The average wait for this process is roughly 85 days. I think we are somewhere near day 36 or 37. After that we will quickly do more paperwork and then wait again anywhere from 2-4 months. This part has been getting longer and is the new part due to the Hague Treaty.
I tried to get a good picture of the girls holding Lily's picture and the matching Hello Kitty dress we bought her but the girls were so silly that day. They talk about Lily, especially Emma every day. During the girls sickness, I ordered the beds for the girls. Right now, Emma and Meilynn are still in their cribs, but in different rooms. We expect that Lily has never slept alone so we decided the girls would share. The problem was that both wanted to share with Lily, so we are putting all three girls in the same room to start. We ordered bunk beds that can be split to make two twins and also another bed. That way after Lily is home we can decide the best sleeping arrangements for everyone. As Christmas nears, I think of Lily and what are lives will be like next Christmas. We pray for a smooth adjustment, but realize there will be many peaks and valleys in becoming a family. There are so many unknowns. Sometimes I look forward to it with excitement and some days with fear. I know that our lives will be forever changed and I know that God has asked us to open our hearts to another daughter. We are so blessed with everything that God has given us, we cannot wait to accept this blessing too.