We have been having a lot of anxiety lately. It is a different kind of anxiety than when we were waiting. More like just worrying that something is going to go wrong and we won't be able to go get Grace. I am sure it is normal to feel this way, but it will probably continue until we are home with Grace.
Last week we were really anxious about the care package we sent to Grace. We mailed it last Monday and we were able to track it to China. Then last week I read on one of the boards that you are supposed to put $0 for the value on the customs form or it won't get delivered. We gave an estimated value of the contents. Then on Friday we saw on the package tracking that delivery of the package was attempted but not accepted. So we spent last weekend worrying about that. Fortunately on Monday the tracking said the package was delivered so that makes us feel a little better. We realize that Grace may still not get the package but we would hate for her not to get it because we screwed up.
This week's anxiety is regarding changes in the Visa process. We mailed our Visa application through a courier last week. We heard as of this Monday the consulates are requiring itineraries and hotel bookings with your applications, we weren't aware of this. I assume this is because China wants to make sure people are coming for tourism and not to protest the Olympics. We don't have any of our reservations yet as our agency doesn't book it until we get our travel approvals. We haven't heard anything from the courier yet about needing additional info so maybe they got it in there before the requirement. I am pretty sure they will make exceptions for people traveling for adoptions but it is just something else to worry about.
Just gotta keep telling ourselves 5 more weeks.....