January 20, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Around 10 a.m. this morning I received an email from my agency that brought a smile to my face that's still there even now!

What did that email say, you ask?

It was updated medicals of my beautiful little girl! My angel is now 16 months old, 23 lbs (probably with all her layers of clothes on), 29" tall & has 7 teeth!

Everything on her medical says she's healthy!

I'm so happy to hear she's growing & thriving. I just wish she was growing & thriving with us!

I did some checking on RQ and, in the special needs area, they have these neat little spreadsheets that are keeping track of everyone's wait. It appears the longest anyone's waited(that have already cleared the review room before their LOI was sent) before receiving their TA was 112 days. The shortest was 44 (!) and the average is around 90. 90 days would put us at receiving TA around the 13th of April, with travel around the end of April. Not too bad. The only bad thing with traveling at that time of year is the trade fair in Guangzhou. This will significantly increase both air & hotel fees. I'd rather not have to pay the exorbitant fees, so would much rather travel & be home before the end of April. That's probably not going to happen, but it would be nice.


  1. So excitiing! Can't wait for you to be able to share pictures!!!!! We just got an update on Mia yesterday too!!! sooo fun!

  2. Whoo Hoo Brandi! Great news.

  3. Fantastic news. Isabella was 13.5 months on our adoption day. Her latest update at 12 months said she weighed 9.5 kgs but in reality it was 8.2-8.4 (Pending on scales!). And the clothes that fitted best were 9-12 months! So take a variety of sizes. Would it be cheaper to fly in and out of HK and then book a flight to Guangzhou? We did this ourselves and flew from HK to Nanning with Southern China airways (most flights were via GZ), and we got the train back from GZ to Hong Kong. Very easy!!!!! Cant wait to see her beautiful face!!!!!!

  4. we are waiting with you. We got our PA 12/23!!!

    Love your news