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Day 14: Consulate Appointment and Departure Meeting

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AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  We had our appointment with the US Consulate today and have completed Katherine's paperwork to come home. We will receive her visa tomorrow (we have her Chinese passport) and will start our journey to Indianapolis. Just typing these words brings tears to my eyes. Oh, I miss Nola and Jack more than I thought possible.  Sometimes it registers as sadness but other times...it's pain.  I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve knowing that in just a few hours I will have what my heart desires most...all three babies in my arms at once.  

After the consulate appointment, we took a big gamble and tested a theory...that Kate would be fine with Dennis if I wasn't immediately available. So, today I left Kate with Dennis for nap time to see how she would react with him alone.  He said that she played by the door for about 20 minutes before he coaxed her over for a diaper change and snuggle time.  She did really well and didn't cry when he put her in the crib for a nap.  Why would we do such a thing?  Well, you have to remember that I have two other babies at home who will need my love and attention. With Dennis being able to care for and comfort Kate, I will have free arms to spend some one-on-one time with Nola and Jack!

We ended the day with the departure meeting and some group pictures in the lobby.  Trying to get seven babies to sit on the couch was a hoot.  Everyone started to cry at one point except one little dimpled darling.  Thats right!  Little Kate (in red silk) sat happy as a clam and smiled for the camera!  

Hugs to all!