Our new helper will be coming in 2 weeks. As someone who's never had FT help (and never thought she needed it), I can't believe how I'm looking forward to it.
Full-time work, and housework, while entering the third trimester, plus the summer heat -- boy, it's really tough. I get winded doing everything little thing, whether it's carrying a bag of groceries or running an errand.

Anyway, I thought I'd post a thread surveying how long it took you to get your amahs.
I counted that it will be just under 10 weeks from the day we signed her contract to the day she arrives.
It will be 13-14 weeks from the first day we walked into the agency till the day she arrives.
So -- if you want to hire, I'd set aside 4 months to be on the safe side.