Monday, October 19, 2009

Where has the last month gone?

I don't know either. It's been one month and one day since I posted last. Sorry about that. So here's what has been going on with us since the last post.

1. We had family pictures done. (all pictures will be in another post -- it's easier that way)
2. Our dossier was hand-delivered to the CCAA on the 21st of September.
3. We found out last week that our LID (log in date) is/was September 27!!! So we now start the count down to our LSC. The average wait is 30 - 100 days. Since our dossier needs to be translated first - the 30 days isn't going to happen. I'm guessing it will be somewhere between 70 - 90 days. Today we are on day 22 -- but who's counting? (me)
4. All three of us had colds. Sonny got off easy -- his only seemed to last a couple of days, mine lasted about a week and a half, and Cassie's two full weeks. Of course Cassie's and mine only over lapped a few days -- so it was a long three weeks around here.
5. We met with our social worker and completed our 6-month-post-placement visit. We will have been Cassie's parents for 6 months officially on November 4th. (we have to send a report to China at 6 months and 12 months) November 4th will also be 38 days of waiting for our LSC -- but again, who's counting?
6. Cassie now has a social security number, a MI birth certificate, a savings account, and a US passport.
7. We also got a new update on Chloe, complete with pictures. She seems to be doing well -- she's grown in length but hasn't gained any weight since her last update in May. And she's got the skinniest little neck. In all the pictures we have of her, she's got a buzz cut. I can't wait to let her hair grow.

That's all for now. I promise not to make you wait as long for the next post.
See the posts below for new pictures.



Susan said...

Okay, now where are some update photo's of Cassie? We need to see that little munchkin, please.

I am quite impressed how things are moving along for you with Chloe's paperwork, and even more with how much you've gotten taken care of for Cassie! We still need to get that bank account open for Maiya, as well as her US passport, but hey we got her baptized so I'm feeling better now.

Glad to hear you're all feeling better. I do however think that's no excuse for not posting photo's. Yeah, I know family photo's are coming, but I want to see some everyday stuff of Cassie.

You'll be heading to China before you know it, so quit counting the days ; )


Sherry said...

Aunt Susan the pictures are there now. You were too quick -- they must have still been loading when you posted your comment.

amy said...

ok,I have missed a lot sinceI last read your blog!! Cant wait formore details and I think you are sooo organized

Lesa said...

I want to see some as well!!!

I bet it won't take as long as you are thinking! I'll send you our luck on that. Ours did really well.

Glad you guys are feeling better. Being sick is the pits!