Monday, November 15, 2010

Anna



This video was taken Sunday - donna went on the group trip to the zoo. Anna and I stayed behind for a little down time. It has been non-stop with some appointment or trip every day so a break was much needed.

Monday was the big day where we went to the US consulate for the swearing-in ceremony. Now, in both China and America's eyes, she is mine. It was so ordinary seeming, yet so monumental.
Anna woke with a fever and was fussy and not feeling well all day. The bus ride was torture for us both she totally melted down and was inconsolable. Many of the babies in this group are only happy when being walked. This was one of those times, but unfortunately, no walking allowed while on the bus.

The night was no better, and a visit to the clinic today revealed a sore throat and an ear infection. Medicine has now been started and hopefully Annabean will be feeling well soon.

Thanks for all the comments and e-mails.  I'm really appreciating them although I'm not able to respond too often.  We're really looking forward to coming home.  In the meantime, thoughts from home are so appreciated.




8 comments:

  1. Here's hoping Anna is feeling better soon! We are sooooo anxious to meet her.

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  2. Hugs, Anna. You're adorable!! xo

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  3. So sorry to hear Anna is sick. And that you are having struggles with sleeping. I'm guessing some of it is due to the ear infection and hopefully will improve soon. I'm praying for better sleep and healing and deep bonding. Love you! PS...Emma was also a headbanger...it went away pretty quickly after getting home.

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  4. You are doing such a great job - to recognize that a clinic trip was in order and get her the meds - You both look so happy together! She'll get the hang of the bath - don't worry- she has a lot of things to absorb! We all send our love!

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  5. ohh poor girl!!! hope you got some meds to help that ear infection get better quick- ear infection + plane ride could be awful tough on a little girl and her Mama!!! Congratulations on making it through the swearing in! That first sweet breath when you hand over the brown envelope in the US and they say "okay" and you walk away is just AMAZING. You know you made it.

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  6. FYI...today is the day they get home, anyone in the denver airport want to join the welcome party they land at 430ish!!

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  7. I Totally LOVE her knee socks and Parisian onesy. Who needs pants?

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