Monday, April 6, 2009

Going to Ethiopia.

Ok so its been a crazy few days. We got the call on Friday late afternoon letting us know our travel dates. We need to be in EThiopia on the 19th of april and leave on the 23rd. Travel plans need to be approved by our case manager before we actually purchase the tickets so this meant a flurry of activity on Friday to contact a travel agent, find flights and email the plan to AGCI for approval.
Now for the exciting part. We leave on Saturday afternoon the 18th and will arrive in Addis on the evening of sunday the 19th. Monday the 20th will be the day we get Noah T. We leave Addis on Thursday night the 23rd and arrive home on friday morning the 24th. We will be flying in/out of Dulles.
I'm happy to say that we got alot of the stuff done on our to do list and are well on our way to being ready for travel. We should be receiving new pictures of Noah T. this week. I talked to our case manager today and she said that she is sorting thru all the pictures that she took in Ethiopia last week. In the update email we got we found out he is now 28.7 inches long and weighs 20.06lbs. Our international adoption ped says he has grown nicely since his last measurements in Dec. We were told he is a content baby, sweet spirited and adorable. Christy(case manager) pretty much confirmed this today on the phone. She also said he is crawling so its a good thing i have done some child proofing. We are so excited and can't wait to bring our son home.
I know everyone wants to see pictures and I forgot to ask if we can post them now or if we need to wait until we get home so i'll email AGCI and post some if i'm allowed.

7 comments:

Brian and Autumn said...

Hey...I asked when we first got our news and Christy's reply was they don't encourage tons of pictures until they are with you but he is 100% yours so you are "allowed" to. I posted pics after she told me that and Christy didn't have a problem with it at all. Just FYI...cause I would love to see a new photo of T!!

A and B said...

Congrats and thanks for the detailed plans. I'm always curious about what we have to look forward too. If you can post pix, of course we would love to see them! I can sense the excitment in your blog. Congrats again and Best wishes with your travel!

Brian and Autumn said...

Hey Renee,
The picture I have of Elias and Sofiya is the same Sofiya that is a special mother of Ts. There is only one. She is super sweet and speaks English the best of the special mothers. Mestawet and Rahel were also Elias' special mothers (seems like since our boys are about the same age they had the same ladies and crib, lol) but I didn't get to meet either of them because they were both on night shift while we were there. For Elias he has 6 special mothers total (although our paper update only listed 4). The rotate like every week and a half 3 have day shift, 3 have night shift then they switch.

Brian and Autumn said...

I would LOVE that for his lifebook.

Kristi J said...

yeah!!! so excited for you guys....Please give Miss M some love for me....Can't wait to see him in your arms :) kristi

nell ann said...

Holy Crow, that is so few days away!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

Troy said...

has it sunk in that in less thank 2 weeks you'll be with your son? :)