At 9:30 am, Monday morning, December 22, Scott left with our facilitator’s assistant, Tu, for the immigration offices, and I was dropped off at the SOS clinic for Elise’s medical exam for her visa. Tu said that they would be back in fifteen minutes with the passports. At 11 am, Scott returned with no passport because the printer at the immigration offices quit working, and you can’t complete the medical exam without a passport. Super. 🙂 So, the medical exam is rescheduled for 2:30 pm this afternoon (still Monday), and the passport is supposed to be ready at 1:30 pm. Then our visa interview at the embassy is scheduled for Wednesday, December 24 at 10 am, so we won’t be able to leave until after Christmas Eve. However, we can’t schedule our return flight until we have Elise’s visa in hand which the US Embassy should be able to give us Christmas Eve, the same day as the interview. Having everything scheduled before Christmas is a huge bonus because the US Embassy will be closed from Christmas Day until January 4 which would obviously lengthen our trip.
We did find out Elise’s current length and weight. She is 62 cm or about 24 inches, and she weighs 11.48 pounds. Scott said that he was 10.5 lbs and 24 in. at birth, so I don’t think Elise will quite have Scott’s stature. She’s a bit behind him. 🙂