Monday, January 30, 2006

We're home! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

We're home indeed!...Okay we know we haven't posted anything in a week but this getting home thing and transitioning back to U.S. time isn't always easy. So we will fill you in. Our flight home from Guangzhou to LAX was very good - not a full flight at all. We got to move to seats with more leg room and a bassinet for Indigo. Plus we got in early! We were the first family to come through customs and then our dear friend and the girls' Auntie, Carolyn, met us and guided us through LAX so that we could check in again for our flight to SFO - we were scheduled for a 10:10 pm but were able to be moved to 8:08 - we were so happy. The visit with Carolyn was too short - but we've never wanted to get home so badly. We landed and had our bags and found my parents and Quinn and Erik's parents watching for us to come down a set of stairs that we didn't come down so we found them and made our way home. Our house had been decorated by Quinn and friends with "Welcome Home" signs and lanterns and other festive decorations - it was a great homecoming. The rest of the week sort of blurs together - lots of gradparent time, doctors appointments, baptism, birthday party, some quiet time. The grandparents all leave tomorrow morning - early - so we send our goodbyes tonight. No offense grandparents but we are really ready to settle into our own routine. Quinn is looking forward to returning to preschool, having not been since last Tuesday. Indigo had her first doctors appointment today, she weighs 21.8 pounds (60%) and is 30 1/4 inches long (88%) - Dr. Steve was impressed with her size. She may have a bacterial infection - it's a skin thing - so we are treating it with topical stuff (Rx) - if that doesn't work we will have to do oral meds. - Wait a minute this is so not fun information - She is also practically walking - she walks holding on to you for a while then she stops and stands on her own and claps until you clap with her. She loves Quinn and is already trying to do everything Quinn does. Quinn is amazing - the best helper wqe could ever ask for - (although she has confided in us that "sometimes Indigo bother me"). We love that she is talking about how she is feeling - she also beat the crap out of two stuffed elephants the other day - we didn't say a word...we figure better the elephants than Indigo.
Indigo had a few rough nights adjusting to the time change but I think we have finally broken that internal clock of hers and are now resetting it.
We want to wish everyone a very happy lunar new year - Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chinese new year lasts for 15 days so lets keep celebrating the year of the dog. We are thrilled with the way our new year is beginning and we are thrilled to be home and to be a family of four. Looking forward to catching up with everyone.


At 12:37 PM, Blogger Donna said...

It's wonderful to see your two girls together at last! Welcome home!


At 4:05 PM, Blogger Angie Allen said...


Just got a chance to look @ your pix & messages. It was so great talking to you today & am excited to hear about your growing family. You've been on my mind lately & now I know why! God bless you all!


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