Can you beleive it was three years since I started that thread on my way to Kazakhstan?! I left exactly three years ago today, I just reread the thread www.mumsnet.com/Talk/adoptions/231439-all-my-bags-are-packed-i-m-ready-to-go?pg=1 with tears in my eyes. I wanted to thank all the lovely MN'ers who were so kind as to be interested in our journey and the fabby fabby fabby west london MN'ers who sent me out an emergency parcel when I was stuck out there for Xmas and New year.
yes I reread my blog over the weekend and I did have a bit of a titter at some of my statements. Though to be fair I still hold the record for the longest adoption journey to KAz (or even anywhere I think). I also thought that I might go back and editorialise it - I said in my blog that DS was "a bit small" but what I didn't say was that he was a tiny 26 week premmie - 2lbs at birth so all the "oh its quite normal for them to be a bit small" comments were way way irrelevant!
Yes I stopped telling people that ours was a 2lb premmie when I saw their reaction - all this with no incubator either! Lovely healthy girl now though if still a little petite. Mine can't believe I left Daddy and "lived in India" for 3 mths when waiting for them (cholera outbreak, monsoon amongst other difficulties) - as we've said before though that drive and determination should stay with us!
Kewcumber - I wasn't a member of mumsnet when your journey with Daniel first began. I have just read your whole blog from start to finish and have been blubbing all morning. I am so happy for you and Daniel, he looks like a very happy boy.