10.08.2007

We have our baby!!!

Oh my, what a day!!!

I know you are all here for the pictures, but thereare a few things worth writing about. So, go look at the pictures and come back to read! :o)

OK, done?

The excitement this morning was just too much! Everybody had to change US money into yuans, so we spent quite a bit of time in the hotel hall, waiting for the money to be counted. Then, we walked across the street to the civial affairs building. So off we went, and in the elevators up 26 floors. Our group was adopting babies from 3different orphanages, but only one had arrived, and it was with the 2 babies from ours. We didn't notice them as we walked into the room, but once we did, we couldn't keep our eyes from our baby! It was such a special moment to get to look at her, admire her, so calm and comfortable with her nanny. That was a huge help, as we started crying and crying and crying as soon as she was put intomy arms. We were the first couple to be called, no other baby had arrived, so we had an audience!!! I have no clue about how other people reacted, because all I saw was my baby, all that I wanted was to fnally hold her, even if she was definitely less than thrilled with that plan... We look at the pictures now, and kinda feel bad about our smiles when she is so obviously upset. But what can you do? She is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect, and we expected that reaction anyway, because her report did say that she was afraid of strangers.

And boy, was it ever right...

Seeing her for the first time...




































I think most babies did cry at one point or another. Ours only periodically stopped... We went back to our hotel, this time crossing the street with such precious cargo(our wonderful guide was covering us and stopping the cars!), and Yummy cried again, but also started to be aware and curious of her new environment, as she turned around if one of us left her sight or made a noise. S finally got her to smile a bit, and then he had to leave for an hour of paperwork. I held her, she fell asleep in my arms 5 minutes later, and I spent the next hour just holding her, staring at her in amazement.










When S got back, we quickly got ready to leave again for other administrative stuff, but before we left, he finally got her to really smile and even laugh. The world just stopped right then and there, and we didn't want to leave! But we did, and spent the afternoon in the same room as the morning.













This evening, we fed her a bit, gave her a quick bath, and then all she wanted to do was to be held quietly, and I was happy to oblige. She's now sleeping in her crib, we've had dinner and wine in the room, and it's somewhat unbelievable that she is here. I guess we'll believe it more when she wakes up hungry in a few hours, because she refused her cereals and only drank a half bottle tonight... ;o)

She's gorgeous, she's amazing, and she's now the center of our world...

15 commentaires:

Terri a dit…

Yay!!! So happy for you!
Adventures on RQ

Louanne a dit…

WOO HOO!!!We were in that same room 11 weeks ago and I will never forget it.

She's a cutie! Enjoy cloud 9!

Louanne (Pinkpunch on RQ and Dwimble)

mortimersmom a dit…

I told you so!
CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!!!! And PAPA! S. looks like a natural! now we need to see pics of you with yummy....

Michelle & John a dit…

WooHoo! We are so happy for you in Illinois! My hubby even looked at your pictures! His normal response is oh yeah another baby(we have been waiting a while now), today he said oh look at her smile!!! We look forward to seeing more!
~Michelle

fivekidz a dit…

What a beautiful girl and wonderful family memories...enjoy the rest of your trip...

nji13 a dit…

Congratulations!!

What a wonderful photo of the three of you holding and touching for the first time. Such a wonderful and magical moment.

Once again, congratulations!

Mutha a dit…

Congrats to you three! Those photos brought back so many wonderful memories. Yummy is so precious. I love her smile! How is the weather right now? Still hot in Nanchang? I cannot wait for more updates!

~Jo~ a dit…

Congratulations to the new parents!!! Oh and happy thanksgiving, what a great day to be thankful. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your 1st moments as a family, they are precious! :)

bb a dit…

She is yummy!!! So adorable, so cute, so pretty. Congrats! Thanks for sharing.
Beth

Beverly a dit…

Yea! She looks adorable. Congrats in a very big way!!

Beverly

Amiee a dit…

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! As a waiting mom, it's stories and pictures like these that keep me going. Thank you so very much for sharing.

She is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Susie & Gordie a dit…

OMG... she is just too cute, adorable, beautiful... what more can I say. She is just perfect! Congratulations to you both. It is so hard to believe that we were just there in the same hotel just a few weeks ago!

Susan, Gordon, Cara-Li and Alexia

Juliette a dit…

Bravo! She is beautiful...
Happy Thanksgiving as a family of 3 and all the best to you for this new adventure.

rebx a dit…

Delurking to say Congratulations and Hurray! How wonderful!

Anonyme a dit…

Congratulations!!!

She's beautiful and I'm so happy for your family!

ChristyC from RQ