Sunday, February 19, 2006

Gotcha Day

Gotcha Day
Originally uploaded by aimeenance.


Finally the day has come! We flew to Nanchang and arrived around 1:30. Pretty much almost all of us upgraded our rooms. We went real big and got a huge suite. At 3:30 we had a meeting to give us some information. At 5pm we walked into the Civil affairs office and the water works began! The babies we're already there and most were very hungry. Emma came to us no problem. She really didn't cry...of course mama was full of tears. She is yet another "daddy's girl". She LOVES Phil and isn't too happy when she is being held by me. She is about the size we thought she would be. Size 6 months fits a bit snug and she weighs a good bit. Her hair has grown in! A couple times tonight she has called out for "mama". Speaking of her foster mom. Emma had a picture of her entire foster family and a letter tucked into her diaper! We can't wait to find out what it says. In the picture we found Emma is holding the soft photo album we sent. We have not received back the small photo album we sent....maybe

in the letter the foster mom has said she wanted to keep it. The only thing we can make out of the letter is the day that the foster family received her, which is consistent with what we have been told. She just got done sitting on daddy's lap and eating peaches and drinking water. She is much more developmentally delayed than stated. Which is totally fine. She can't sit up by herself let alone stand while holding anything. She's laying on the floor right now and kicking her legs. Kim H. thank you sooooo much for the little rattle you got Emma. She LOVES it. She won't let go. She seems so happy and is pretty quite till Phil is outta sight. Can't tell you how happy (and tired) we are. She's given us quite a few smiles, of course that's cause daddy makes some of the stupidest noises. Today has been so long (especially when you wake up at 3am) and we are sooooo tired. We're waiting for our CCAI reps to bring us Pizza Hut. That's it for now...can't wait to bring her home and show her



At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Kristen said...

Congratulations Aimee and Phil. What an emotional experience this is. I started crying while watching the video, I can't imagine what it was like for the two of you. She is an absolutely gorgeous child. I can't wait to get my hands on her. Love to you both and have a safe trip home...Kristen

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Mandy said...

Aimee and Phil - Emma is just precious!!! Looking foward to meeting her in person at the next FCC-SD event you attend.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Dunn Family said...

Congratulations! I loved the gotcha video! My friend Stacey is there with you! (I think she gets Ryleigh on the 21st!)
Take care of your Emma!
Thanks for the updates!

At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! Emma is so beautiful. Alexa and I have been watching your video and looing at all the wonderful pictures! Cannot wait to meet your daughter.


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