Friday, September 19, 2008

We are in Guangzhou at adoption central, the White Swan Hotel. We had a very iteresting flight here, first our 8:30am flight was cancelled and rescheduled for 1:20pm. Luckily we have fair warning and did not have to wait at the airport for those many hours. Then there was thunderstorms in Guangzhou that caused our flight to be diverted to a near by airport about 30 minutes by air away and we were going to take a bus into Guangzhou. BUT LUCKILY AGAIN, our diversion was diverted 15 minutes later and we were on our way back to Guangzhou...YEAH!!!

Several corners have been turned with our new bigger family. Madeline has turned out to be the big sister she talked about all this 2 1/2 year wait. It took a while to get settled in but WOW what a difference. Rebekah Wei Wei has also turned the corner. She had a wonderful flight with no discomfort taking off and landing so that was a big YIPEE for us. Other families did not fair so well though. We are really not keeping to the orphanage schedule becasue there were several discrepencies. They said she only had 1 nap a day from 1 - 2 in the afternoon. She naps about 3 times. You know when she is tired becasue that is when she gets her fussiest but by then it is only a matter of minutes and she is out. She sleeps through the night YEAH and only has a few fussy wake ups that only require a quick shhhh and a pat on the tummy and she is out again. The orphanage schedule said she would take a bottle at 12am and again at 4am but she does not, I tried but she refused it adimently. Tonight she fell asleep with no fuss next to Madeline while they watched Ariel, The Beginning. WEi Wei loves the Wiggles becasue of the bright colors and singing, she sits or lays there bobbing her head up and down.

We are all exhausted but glad to be in Guangzhou finishing the US side of the adoption. Tomorrow we have our medical check up for Wei Wei and then SHOPPING!!!

Talk to ya'll soon