Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's Official

Today received Sydney's adoption certificate from the Chinese government. (Whew!) We also applied for her passport. It has to be in her Chinese name because that is her name according to China. The application process took about 5 minutes. Holt is such an awesome agency. They have everything filled out and set up before they send for us at all. We walked in and out in under 15 minutes for all five families.

We also had time to walk around outside the hotel. There are alot of neat shops the all have baby stuff. We bought Syd dresses for $4 each. It's already so cheap and yet you are expected to negotiate on the price. It's really hard because you know that they need the money. Also there are alot of statues all around. Being the rednecks that we are, we had to pose with them.

We did better on naps today. We put her down about 11:00am. She slept for about an hour and got up happy! She also fell asleep right as we were walking in to the passport place. We had to wake her up for her passport photo and she did OK. Right now it is about 6:00pm and she is starting to get abit sleepy so we will have to see how this evening goes!

Holt loaned us a baby carrier and Sydney loves it. Since my arms are so sore from carrying her around, it was alot of help today. It is nice to have her on me too! The Chinese will walk up and pick up babies to play with them. They may even walk away a little to show their friends. It's just the Chinese way. But it scares the crap out of me!

Sydney is still doing really well. I am amazed at the new things she does each day. She can wave hello and bye-bye. She also made kissing noises at us today! She hasn't given anyone a kiss yet, but she is letting us kiss her without hiding her eyes. Most of the time she smiles at us when we kiss her. She also said "Mom" today. I don't think she knew what she was saying, but she said it over and over!

Her eating is a little better today. She takes food into her mouth and sucks on it and moves it around inside her mouth, then takes it out and hands it back to us. Nice. She is eating plenty though. She loves her bottle! We are making it with formula and rice cereal and sometimes vitamins.


Andrew said...

I am so happy for you guys. She is absolutely beautiful. I have figured out one thing she needs though. She needs to come spend some time with me!! I can't wait to start spoiling her like crazy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful! I am so happy for your family!


fourwheelinfamily said...

Grace to God for allowing you guys this experience and the ability to raise another beautiful girl. Enjoy your trip and stay safe. We cannot wait to see her in person and oh yeah what Andrew said... Spoil her like crazy.

Wade, Nikki, BJ and Riley

Meghan said...

I just looked back and our little one is only 2 weeks older than Sydney- so I am sure they were together at the SWI. If you have pictures taken at the SWI, will you look for our girl? There are a few pictures of her on our blog. Thanks! What an exciting time:)