I just heard from my caseworker today that the medical request (necessary to obtain a visa) has been requested!!! Yeah!!! Canada Immigration (CIC) had two months to complete this from the time they received our paperwork (Nov.27th) and it has been requested today, only a couple weeks later! Now, they have 7 days to send an immigration doctor to the transition house to complete the medical test. If all goes well, we will hear nothing and another step will be complete. I'm so happy, because it is possible to finish court and have to still wait for medical. which is no fun at all. So it feels great to get this out of the way.
AND........... a huge congratulations are in order for all of the families who received the news that their visas are in and that they can go and pick up their babies in time for Christmas!!! Can you imagine? This is also extra exciting for everyone else because their visas were issued less than a month after court. This never happens!!! This is a serious record for Nairobi.
Do you know what this means????????
If we pass court Dec.26th we could be traveling four weeks later!!! When I read this news yesterday I started to freak out. We have so many unfinished renos in our house and so many things left to get ready for the baby.
So what did I do???
I pulled out our visa card!!! And here is what I ordered!!!
(thanks J & R)
I am so excited about this high-chair. I wanted something that wasn't huge and plastic and my sister told me about this amazing chair that can last till age 4! Visit their website, it's amazing... it can fit on almost any chair and it's super compact.
Now we just have to get a stroller, car seat, diaper bag, and probably a bunch of other things I don't even know about yet. But it feels good to get this big stuff underway. I have a feeling our visa card will be getting a lot of use in the next while.
I just wish I could know now if we are going to pass court on the first try or not!!! This part is so hard. I get so excited and then I realize that we could be in the same situation like some of the families who didn't pass court in November: watching other families go and pick up their kids when it could have been us. My heart goes out to all of you! I can't even begin to imagine how much that must hurt. You are all in my prayers this Christmas.
PS: we just got an update on Samuel yesterday and he now weighs 12.3 pounds!!! He looks so playful and alert... I just want to pick him up so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so comforting to see that he is being taken such good care of. He even sent us a Christmas card, isn't he thoughtful?