I haven't written anything since we passed court because it's taken some time to process new parenthood. The first few days were pure jubilation - "Ask me how many kids I have! I HAVE TWO KIDS! WOO HOO!!!!!" - but after that subsided, some serious cognitive dissonance set in. Legally I have two kids, but I have very little physical evidence to make it feel real. Remember, we only met the kids once, back in November. We only have a couple of photos taken with them, and we still know almost nothing about them.
My body often deals with stress by getting sleepy. The sleepiness started about a week after our court date and lasted for about two weeks. I feel like I've come out of it now. I've got my energy back and I'm in a good state of mind.
The last few days we have done a lot to get the house ready for the boys. We rearranged the furniture in three rooms so that we now have a sleeping room (for all of us), a play room, and a den/everything else room. We moved a bunch of things to the attic to declutter and toddler-proof. We made posters of our Burji photos to put up in the bedroom, and placed photos of the boys around the house. We've bought or registered for everything we'll need for the first weeks home (except for clothes, since we don't have sizes yet). There are still things left on our to-do list, but we've gotten through more than half of them.
The boys, unfortunately, are still in Burji. Usually orphanages will release the children a few days before the adoptive parents' court date. In our case the orphanage said they wanted to wait until we had passed court, which was within their legal rights. However they have no legal right to hold the boys now. I don't know if they are purposely dragging their feet or if someone is just being lazy, but our agency told us that if this isn't resolved soon, they will call on various ministry officials or even the U.S. Embassy to deal with the orphanage. I hope it doesn't come to that.