Hello! This is K's sister, and I will be updating her blog while she and her husband are in Ethiopia bringing Baby E home! They received the phone call last Wednesday that told them they would be leaving the next day to bring E home! As you can imagine, it was somewhat of a whirlwind to prepare for the next day trip! Here are some updates I have received about their trip from Karmen.
"We got into Ethiopia on Saturday morning thinking that we had to wait a day and a half before we got E. But when we got to the hotel and checked our schedule, we found that we would be able to pick her up after lunch! Man, how much she has changed in 5 weeks! And that hair just keeps getting longer and curlier! When we got to Hannah's Hope, they had it up in 9 pigtails - adorable! It is crazy to think that is it long enough to do that already! Baby E is still just as smiley and happy as ever! She has just fallen asleep when we got there, but when she woke up she was just as smiley and happy as when we left. She has been an excellent sleeper, and a very happy baby these last few days with us! She seems to be adjusting very well! We have been having so much fun just playing with her and trying to make her laugh, which is pretty effortless.
Today, we had our embassy appointment, which was completely painless. Baby E is 100% our child legally! We will receive her passport and clearance papers on Wednesday morning! Yesterday, we spent most of the day playing with the babies and older children at Hannah's Hope. C had a line of kids waiting and fighting over who would the next in line to be thrown up in the air or tickled. We had a great day!"