Dear Diary: China Day Nine

  We started day nine by FaceTiming the kids. The girls, as usual, started off the conversation with, “I wanna see Caleb!” I can’t wait until we get home and they meet him. He is going to go nuts over his brother and sisters! I miss hearing the day to day stuff that’s going on…

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Dear  Diary: China Day Eight

Today I spent most of the morning recuperating from yesterday’s bug. We just hung out in the room until it was time to meet for the bus at 1:40. On the bus ride to the airport, Zhou gave us our babies’ Chinese passports.     We flew from Nanjing to Guangzhou where we will end…

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Dear Diary: China Day Seven

There are things worse than jet lag. Being tied to a firm travel schedule and vomiting all day trumps jet lag by far. Today was the orphanage visit. I started getting sick at 5 am, and I almost decided not to go to the orphanage. Zhou told me that I should see a doctor there,…

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Dear Diary: China Day Five

The bonus of chronic jet lag is that I have plenty of time to blog and catch up on Facebook. I was up at 1:00 am for the day. It’s crazy though that I’m just not tired during the day! I’ve got to figure out how to keep this going once we get home. Caleb…

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Dear Diary: China Day Four

Last night, my plan was to wait and write about days 4 and 5 together because I was just too tired to blog. But here I am at almost 2:00 am on day 5, wide awake. I’m listening to Kevin and Caleb breathe while I talk to Danielle down the hall via Facebook. Her Ben…

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Dear Diary: China Day Three

Today, we visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It was so cold! There was a guy selling hats and gloves who was very happy to see our shivering group, and he unloaded several hats, chasing us down and continually offering lower prices on additional items.We saw this police vehicle, and I had to get…

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Dear Diary: China Day Two

Jet lag, I’m ready to break up. I was up from 12:30-4:00 am and then awake again at 5:45. I am thankful to the Holy Trinity that Starbucks Via exists and that I had the good sense to pack it. We were able to FaceTime the kids this morning before we left for the day….

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Dear Diary: China Day One

Well, hello Jet Lag, it’s nice to meet you! It’s 1:30 am in Beijing, and 1:30 pm in the US. I woke up a while ago and refused to look at the clock until around 1:00 am. After 29 unsuccessful minutes lost to trying to fall asleep again, I figured it’s best to go ahead…

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T Minus Eight

I remember our conversation like it was yesterday. I was in Mississippi for the wedding of my brother and my then future sister-in-law April. April and I were in Tupelo on our way to get our nails done, chatting about randomness when adoption came up. “So where would you get the baby? Here or from…

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