This morning Cecelia and Anival picked me up at 9:00 and we went to sign the sentencia. Dad and I think this would be similar to our Clerk of Courts at home. I signed the paper and it was very uneventful. No streamers or balloons or anything! :) My lawyer was there and she said that we were missing a signature. So we went upstairs and the Defendor of Minors was there. She came back downstairs with us and signed. THEN we found out that the Secretary General needed to sign the papers and he/she was in court until noon. He/she took lunch from 1-2 and would sign in between court and lunch. But they still had to make copies. So they said to come back at 3:00. Cecelia decided to have me go at 2:30 just in case they hadn't made the copies yet. She wanted me to stand there and guilt them into making the copies! We are in court four, btw. Then we went to Notaria 28 and found out that the notary only is in the office from 1-5:30. So we would have to get the papers and then go straight to the notary. Unfortunately this delay cost us a travel day. We came back to the motel and filled in the papers for the Colombian passport and I ate dinner. Around 1:30 Anival came back and picked up Dad and me. We went back to the court place and had to wait while they made copies. Then we went to the notary. On the way I noticed one of the forms had some Jennifer's name on it as well as mine but my last name was spelled wrong. And it was the easy name. Not even the hard name! But Anival said our notary wouldn't look at that form. Some notaries do but not this one. So I think we're safe. We were at the notary for about 45 minutes. They typed up a new birth certificate with our names on it, I signed it, waited for copies, and away we went. Tomorrow we will go do her Colombian passport in the morning, the doctor in the afternoon. Thursday we will apply for her visa and we will go pick it up on Friday. So the earliest we could leave is on Saturday. But everyone seems to be heading to Minneapolis this weekend and we couldn't get a flight on Saturday. We're leaving on Sunday at 10:00, going through Newark, and landing in Aberdeen at 10:35. First people in line get to hold the baby. After Rob that is! :) And you might have to fight off Grandma Sandy. Sunday is fine for us. It would have been nice to get in on Saturday and then have Sunday to relax before Rob goes back to work but we'll deal with it. What matters is that we will have our baby home.
Grandma has a cold. Her throat hurts and her nose is running like crazy. I know how she feels. I'm still not quite over mine.
Murphy only got up once last night!! It was at 2:00 and was only for a half an hour.
I don't know how, but the A button fell off my computer last night. What a pain in the butt! I debated typing everything without an A but my obsessiveness wouldnt' let me do that.
Babe, I know I didn't call today and I'm very sorry. I can't stay awake anymore. And just in case the clock is wrong when I post this, it's 9:10. Which is my bedtime with a child who wakes up in the middle of the night and then is awake for good before 7:00.
No pictures yet. Can't stay awake plus I think I only have one of the court's office.