Friday, February 8, 2008

The last pre-Isa post I'll ever write!

The journey to finally meet Isa B begins tomorrow night!

I think the only thing left to do is pack my clothes/toiletries and get my house in good shape. The donations suitcase is nearly full and Isa's suitcase is DEFINITELY full. I'm pretty sure I grossly overpacked clothing for her, but I like to think that I'm just being prepared. The inside of her suitcase reminds me a line from Steele Magnolias- "It looks like someone threw up Pepto Bismol all over the church." Apparently Isa's colors are also "blush" and "bashful."

I washed bottles last night which was quite a chore. FYI- the Dr. Brown's bottles are wonderful for keeping baby's tummy happy but they are a PAIN to wash! There are 6 pieces to each bottle- the bottle, 2 pieces to the inner air channel thing, a travel disk to keep the bottle from leaking, the screw cap and the nipple. Bah! Who has the time to wash all of that?!?! Or perhaps the problem is the fact that I bought the huge starter pack and went to wash them all at once.... I must admit it was really funny to have a pot of boiling nipples on my stove. Mmmm.. tasty.

Thanks to everyone for your well-wishes! Keep checking the blog while I'm gone. My fabulous sister (now known as Auntie MoMo) is going post updates from emails for me. I hope to hit an internet cafe every few days while we're in Addis Ababa. No pictures until I get home due to the dial-up, so you'll have to wait a bit longer to actually see the cuteness that is my girl. I promise to take as many pictures as possible for those of you waiting for updates on your little ones and send hellos to the folks at Toukoul from those of you who are already home.


Allison said...

Woo-Hoo! We are so excited that we can hardly stand it! Holden wanted to let Squiggs know that everything will be all right, as he once had to share his mommy with another cat and a dog as well as a teenager, and, of course, daddy, who does take up a lot of time. Meowing pitifully can always grant a scratch on the rump. And as for Scott and me - we are totally thrilled and will be anxiously awaiting all updates and photos. I'll be up for a conference at the end of June, so I hope that I can meet the newest Brogan then! Lots of love!

Jesi and Joe said...

Yeah! How exciting... the journey begins! I will anxiously be watching for updates, and hope to hear soon that you've "made contact" with our precious ones! Many hugs, safe travels, and have a great time meeting your baby girl!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love reading this - and right now, as I write, you are already in Ethiopia!! So exciting. Please do post whenever you can... I want to hear all about your trip.

paige said...

Must have update soon!!! I hope your trip is as wonderful as ours was. Can't wait to hear more soon!!!

Jesi and Joe said...

Yes, we need an update soon! Come on Katie!!! I hope it's going great! I can't wait to hear updates and eventually see pictures!

kristine said...


I hope all is going well! So excited for you!

Kristine (and Abbie)