Well, the courts in Ethiopia are officially reopened!
While we've been waiting, we've gotten quite a bit done. At the end of August, Mark and I submitted ourselves to $800 worth of vaccinations for travel! Last week we took our last "self-induced nausea pill," aka oral typhoid vaccine. Phew. Now to get our malaria meds squared away.
We also had to have our biometrics renewed for USCIS. For the life of me, I can't figure out why we need to be re-fingerprinted after a year. Thankfully, they give you one free renewal...seeing as they're $830.
We also have to update our home study, as it needs to be renewed yearly. I can't believe that it's been a year since we've done it...and Judy, our social worker, will actually be here this afternoon! We do need to make changes regarding Mark's new job, but other than that it should be quick and painless.
And, of course, we feel much more ready to bring home a new baby! The girls' room is all set, Karis' clothes are all washed and in her dresser (assuming she's not the next size up by the time she comes home)!
I do still need to get a few things, like a bassinet/co-sleeper. I also don't have a swing or infant seat anymore, so I'll be scouring Craigslist again. I'm closing in on feeding details being taken care of, so we're in good shape, I think! Now all we need is a court date to go meet our girl and legally become her parents!