Today, I opened my e-mail to these three photos of my baby girl! It was exactly what I needed. Earlier in the day I had gotten news that a document was missing from our 1-800 application (a document necessary for immigration). Our agency had forgotten to send the document in and now it may take a couple more days to process our application or even longer. Now I know this doesn't sound like very long, but Frank can only fly over to China the first week of January because of work commitments, and in order to make this happen everything has to go smoothly from this point on. We have about 5 weeks for all the paperwork to be completed and our Travel Approval to be issued Until you get the OK you don't know when you can buy tickets. At this point, I am praying it will all work out. It just has to work out! The good news is she is growing! Since August she has gained a couple of pounds and a couple of inches. She went from barely walking to running. She got 4 more teeth. I have missed so many first! I don't want to miss any more. I just want to hold her in my arms and tell her she is loved, but for the next 8 weeks these photos will have to do!
Update! Our agency was able to fax over the missing document and the application was approved right away. We are currently waiting for our NVC letter. We hope to have this by Tuesday or Wednesday!