final hours

Alright…we are now down to one day before leaving!  I wish I could say I was packed…really I wish I could.  But I can say Meili is!!!  So at least we have her covered…literally Our Visa’s and TA papers came today so I do have ALL paperwork finally together and ready to go.  I also...
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…always a good thing!!

So Steve put together the crib yesterday that friends April & Jim lent to us for Meili.  I never thought we would see another crib in our house!  The kids were SO excited!  I can almost see Meili peeking over the railing.  It’s amazing what such a small piece of furniture, sitting in one room,...
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Feeling the Burn!!!

OK…we have known this day was coming and NOW we’re feeling the burn!!  Exhausted, Overwhelmed, Emotional, Scattered……did I say EXHAUSTED!!!  Steve & I both have list and list that have to get done NOW!!! Steve has been going nonstop trying to get his work done before we leave.  He’s been working 14-16 hour days for...
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FINALLY!!!! TA!!!

FINALLY….the Davenport’s have TA!!!  We got our “call” today.  We are planning on leaving April 15th…next Thursday!  So we might have Meili in our arms by April 19th!!!  We are waiting to get our final appointment in Guangzhou.  Hopefully we will find out tomorrow and then we can buy airplane tickets!!! Overwhelmed is an understatement...
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Discouraged…….

So today is Thursday and we were hoping to get our TA (travel approval) this week.  And tomorrow being Good Friday…we won’t hear anything anyway.  I’ve had a sinking feeling for two days that our travel dates are slipping away YET AGAIN!!  I’m trying not to picture our daughter sitting in a walker pushing herself...
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Updated Measurements!!

Today we received updated measurements on Meili!! **Courtesy of Ann from RedThread** 22 lbs 31.1 inches long 4.7 inches foot 17.7 inches head 17.7 inches chest “Meili can not walk my herself yet but if an adult holds her hands then she can walk several steps.  She likes soft dolls or toys.” ****This is an...
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Delays……

So this week we were expecting our Article 5 approval.  Instead we found out because of issues/delays…something about inclement weather and lost FedEx drivers….doesn’t matter.  What it does mean is that we will NOT be traveling this month to bring our daughter home.  So now our expected travel time is early April.  All in Gods...
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I-800 approved!!

One more step closer…..we got our I-800 “provisional” approval (I-797) in the mail!!  It was approved on Jan. 26th.  Now we are waiting on our Visa’s!!  We are still loosely planning on March travel.  Still very surreal….Steve & I can’t believe we’ll have a little one in the house again real soon!!!!...
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Visit to Jiangyin..

On January 20th the very sweet Hui family visited Jiangyin after their “Gotcha” day.  They took many many pictures of Meili for us!!  Their daughter “Pearl” has been one of Meili’s playmates for the last year.  They are only 1 month apart in age and they share the same middle name “Wen”.  We are so...
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