Thursday, September 6, 2012

Keeping it real

Things are going really well.  We are all settling in on US time (I hope) There is some jealousy with Ting and Em but I expected that.  Em came up to sit by me on the couch and Ting HAD to come to the same and put her arm around me too. LOL  It's nice to be fought over sometimes.

Sadly this picture is not first thing in the morning, it was bed time and I still hadn't had a shower that day.  But this is the mom my kids see so I guess I might as well keep it real for the rest of the world too!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Living the dream

I hesitate to post this post.  We have been home for 10 days now and I STILL feel like I am living a dream.  That one day I will wake up and no one will have any clue what I'm talking about when I mention Miss T in China.  

Even when things were hard in China, and they were REALLY hard at times, I still could not quite convince myself that it was happening.  Things started to settle down with our newest princess by the time we got to GZ to start the USA side of the paperwork.  GZ was familure from our first trip so it was almost like coming home in a way.  I felt much more relaxed by that time as well as Miss T was not quite as angry at her new world. We were able to get out and walk around a LOT more and I think being outside really helped Miss T feel safe.

We had our medical exam and TB test done so there was lots of time between those and when we had to be sworn in.  This gave us a chance to visit the pearl market.  That was something we didn't do the first time but I'm really glad we did this time.  We bout pearls for both girls to  wear at their weddings, They were only 60.00 US per strand and I'm not sure what they will appraise at but I KNOW they will appraise for more because it was a wholesale pearl market.  There is no way we could ever pay 60.00 for a hand stranded pearl necklace anywhere in the US so I'm ok.

The flight home was not too bad, LONG but not bad.  The girls slept quite a way and by the time we got home they were pretty adjusted to the new time zone in just 24 hours.  Mom and dad however are dragging.

Our sweet sweet baby girl is adjusting so very well.  Her CP is in the moderate range but she shows such potential in so many areas.  I can't wait to see how far she comes!!!  She also was shown love and nurtuing in her little life because she cares for her baby so lovingly!  It warms my heart to know that someone loved her before I got the privilage of being her mom!!!

I hope to have more update soon.  If you are my friend on FB you know I'm pretty much up to the hour updating.

Next task....getting over jet lag once and for all!!!  This is really kicking my behind this time around!!!