October 1-3 is the Chinese National Holiday, so the CCCWA will be closed, as well as the US Embassy in China. That means for us....a delay of 3 days for Travel Approval. Oh well...what is 3 days at this point, right? I've been waiting nearly a year to pick up my baby girl. I now feel like I need those extra 3 days to get everything completed!
We've decided to bring our 3 older children and just leave our 4 yr old home. Hopefully this is a good choice. I feel peace about it! My mom is going to come again, but my dad isn't this time. It makes rooms easy-1 for Grandma and big sis, 1 for the boys, and 1 for Jake, Ellie and I. It gives everyone some space. My mom is wonderful for coming and offering to help with the older kids. I will miss my dad on this trip, though.
It is almost time, Ellie Mei-Li! We love you!