Here at the White Swan, it is an adoptive family tradition to have the babies sit on one of the red couches for a group photo. Every picture I've ever seen has been a comedy...seriously, how DO you get several babie to smile and look the same direction. Our picture was no different.
Dave - being the photographer that he is also took some portraits of Emma around the hotel and I must say the ones he showed me are priceless! The format is much to large for email, but I will share some when I get them.
I am still struggling with Guangzhou's revenge. Our guide, Helen, brought me some Chinese medicine today, but I am sad to say it makes me sick. Since having gastric bypass, it is nearly impossible for me to throw up - because of where they cut my stomach - however my body tried really hard this afternoon after drinking that medicine. Don't think I will take anymore. I am getting a bit weak...haven't eaten anything to speak of in 2 and a half days. Please, please, be praying that I get to feeling much better by the time I leave tomorrow at 3.
Emma is doing super well...what a trooper she is! Today, we went to the US consulate for our group oath. I am sad to say that right now I can't even remember what we said...but I cried. It was the last step in this long, long process. As I stood there holding her...looking at her sweet face...I am just so thankful and I can't imagine my life without her in it! It's official baby - I am yours and you are mine!
Tomorrow afternoon, we will pick up her Chinese passport complete with US Visa and then head straight for the airport...homeward bound!
Nana and Papa...make sure there are bananas and oatmeal and orange juice...and plenty of snacks at our house! Yes, my daughter's favorite food is "snacks"...she truly was meant for me!