Okay Ann. I got the hint. :)
We are very anxiously awaiting the phone to ring these days. Based on what we have seen on some Korean Adoption discussion forums, we think Jae's paperwork will be sent to the Korean Ministry this week or next. Paul is betting on next week, but me, oh how I am the eternal optimist, I think this week. Regardless, Jae's paperwork being sent to the ministry is one of the final stages of visa and passport approval. We are getting close. We can feel it.
Since we think we are in the final weeks, we have been doing a lot of last minute stuff: Replacing broken light fixtures, cleaning the carpet, repainting the kitchen (which wasn't necessary, but I was just ready for a change), getting our second Hepatitis A shot (ouch). We also made our first perishable purchase last night...baby food. Just a few small containers. Based on the updates we got, we know Jae likes bananas and sweet potatoes so that is what we bought. It is getting exciting again. It was really overwhelming and exciting those first few months, and then the wait settled in, and now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it is exciting again.
As soon as we hear from our social worker that Jae's paperwork is in the Ministry, I will blog. I promise.