The last week was a whirlwind.
1----Our flights are finally booked. Parsimonious me had a hard time settling on how to spend the funds. But in the end, we are flying Korean Air and arriving 2 days early to do a little sight seeing. We're also flying out on Saturday rather than Friday, one day late. Seems Thursday and Saturday flights are about $200 cheaper so as much as I know I'll be ready to get home, I'm going to soak up China 1 extra day and save the money.
2----Preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools have been notified. This week starts "Operation Gather Homework" for Livy and Patch. If they'll give us any ahead of time that its.
3---- I packed up little Mimi's suitcase. It was precisely 30 lbs. Why is it that the stuff for the baby always outweighs the baby itself?
4----The itinerary has been set. On the sidebar, you'll notice a countdown clock and a completed timeline to Mimi.
5----Our freezer is jammed packed with meals for when we come home. Coming home last time didn't go well... at all. I'm hoping we're more prepared this time.
6----I've scheduled an appointment with our pediatrician for when we come home. We'll start Mimi's evaluation there. Have I told you how much I love our pediatrician? He is the GP for all 9 of us and has a small little practice and will talk your ear off. Luv that man! I also have the referral ready for our state's early intervention program.
7----I'm really not sleeping much. Last night gave me 2 solid ours, and the rest was tossing and turning until I finally gave up at 3:30am and got up and did laundry. Is this my body's way of preparing for sleepless nights with a new baby in the house?
8----The childcare arrangements have been made and my mom and Sunny will be here to hold down the fort. For several reasons, Sunny prefers to stay here, mostly because it's her senior year in high school, and she doesn't want to miss a single minute of it. Yes, my mom is a saint. We are so so so lucky to have her.
9 & 10---- I don't have a clue what else I accomplished. It's been a whirlwind since our travel approval came and honestly I'm feeling lucky to still be standing and smiling.