"One joy scatters a hundred griefs"
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
It's Chloe Day!!!
We have all been hyper and anxious about today, all talking about what was to come, but on the bus ride to the Civil Affairs Office the bus was very quiet. We all realized it really was about to come true. Once in the office they had us in the waiting room and there were 5 families in our group. They told us the order the babies would be brought out and we were #5! Once they started bringing out the babies there was on 1 -2 minutes before they brought out the next baby...it was mass confusion...everybody was trying to video and take pictures for the other familiy but then suddenly your baby was coming out ...it was amazing. When Chloe came out she was just beautiful. We all got to hold her and talk with one of the ladies from the orphanage who had taken care of her. after spending 1 hour at the Civil Affairs Office we headed off to dinner and then to the hotel to spend bonding time with our babies. Chloe was fascinated on the bus ride back from the restaurant. Everything in this city is very tropical with bright lights, and very colorful...when she would see the lights she would just laugh and yell...it was so funny. Everybody would look ahead for more bright lights and we would know she would get excited. She never cried when we got her !!! I think she lilkes us so far. At the hotel she played on the bed a little and then I put her in the tub for a bath. She loves the water and played and played splashing her feet and clapping her hands. She finally cried when i took her out. Got her in her cut p.j.'s and she smells so good!!!! she is now on the bed with Chuck and just flopping alll over him,..She has a cold and we have given her meds for that...Thanks LaLisa for sending the meds and alll your encouragement. She loves for us to hold her on our knee and she will sling her head back and bust out laughing . She must have done that 50 times. We have had so much fun with her. Headed back out at 8:30 in the morning for the Civil Affairs Office and then free time tomorrow afternoon.. We will be buying a stroller and walking around. Our hotel is right on the Pearl River and it is beautiful. Everything is tropical....palm trees....68 degree weather...very good weather to have a baby outside. Our room is on the 11th floor and the view is awesome. Across the water there are very colorful lights......purples from the hotels...blues and greens....looks alot like resorts. Well we are exhasuted once again and are off to bed. We want to hear from all of you that check our blog so please leave a message. Love to all of you who have supported us during the amazing journey.....look forward to returning to the US on Dec 29.
Life is SO good..we love you, Chuck, Pam, Lindsey and Chloe Madison Xian Jones