Friday, November 27, 2009

A Thanksgiving we'll never forget...

Sorry for the lack of posts, but this is our first rodeo. New mommy and new daddy = not much time for anything else. And yesterday miss abby didn't feel too good. A little fever and diarhea, and didn't sleep well the past few nights, but I think we are past all that now. I'll get the hang of this before too long and will be able to multitask better.
 
I quit following the feeding schedule the orphanage gave us and prett much went to feeding on demand. She is such a tiny peanut, she needs all the extra calories we can stuff in her. She is not interested at all in solid food... that will take some time.  We are getting more and more smiles and giggles and this morning she discovered she could splash with her feet. So stinkin cute!
 
She's napping right now... and we have to pack soon for our trip to Guangzhou soon... we are so ready to leave Jiangxi... it is so freaking hot in our room... no air right now...and I've been sick all week from the pollution...we literally are dripping in sweat all the time even though it's about 50 outside... hoping the White Swan has better AC....
 
Last night we had thanksgiving dinner in the hotel restaurant... they tried, but it wasn't the same.  We have a great group of families... everyone is so much fun and we all get along pretty good.  This morning we woke up to Christmas decorations and Christmas music all over the hotel. It was almost like Santa had come!
 
We are ready to come home... still not looking forward to the plane ride from hell (14 hours on a plane with a baby) but we are so ready to be able to brush our teeth with tap water, breath clean air, and not have to dress the baby like a mummy. seriously, if skin is showing you will get chastised. I was reprimanded in the shopping area because apparently the fleece snowsuit I had abby in was not thick enough nor did I have her in enough layers. It apparently did not matter that she was dripping with sweat...
 
enough with the writing, I know you just want to see the pictures!
 

 


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3 comments:

A New Beginning said...

What fantastic pictures! Hopefully you all will get some good clean air and a/c.
One thing you already have pleny of mommies beat with, traveling with a baby. You and Derek wil be old pros.

Kayce said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving for sure! Hope your trip to GZ was uneventful and Abby is feeling better. You guys continue to be in our prayers.

Jackie said...

"I'll get the hang of this before too long and will be able to multitask better." Yeah. Let me know when that happens. :) Seven months later, I'm still trying to figure it out. But it's an awfully fun challenge that I love! I know how special our Thanksgiving was this year, so I can only imagine how wonderful it was for you guys, having just met little Abby. Gives me goosebumps! :)