Caleb: Month Four

Tomorrow, we celebrate the fourth month of having Caleb home. At this time four months ago, Kevin, Caleb and I were sleeping, awaiting the buzz of an alarm clock in the wee hours of the morning that meant it was time to leave Guangzhou. I remember the relief I felt when the alarm went off….

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Dear Diary: China Day Thirteen

Tick, tock, tick, tock…can you hear us counting down the minutes? I can’t believe I just typed Day THIRTEEN. I feel like we have moved into this hotel room. We had nothing planned for today, except to meet Zhou at 5:30 to pick up the visas. We hung out in the hotel room this morning….

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Dear Diary: China Day Twelve

We left bright and early at 7:30 to go to our US Embassy appointment. This was our final step to get Caleb’s visa in order to travel back home. Here’s a pictorial recap. Psyc! No phones or cameras are allowed in the US Embassy.  It was killing me. I wanted pictures of signs, families, and…

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Dear Diary: China Day Ten

We had no plans until late afternoon, so we spent some time with the kids on FaceTime again this morning. Braden has this weird little green spot on his screen that we nicknamed Baby Alien. It provided quite a bit of entertainment. I think Braden could be  a Marvel character with this look. What  do…

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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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