Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Meet Phoebe Xiao Yue

Xiao Yue!
We can't remember what day it is or what time we met her, but she's here and she's the coolest. Where to start?
At the Civil Affairs office, we went into a quiet room where some of the nannies were there already. A man was holding Xiao Yue and I knew it immediately. When we were -- introduced? What do we call this, she came to me, but was slightly hesitant. She was intrigued by Isaac. She cried a bit, stunned -- who are these folks? She'd been in a van since 4 .m. driving up to Changsha on a five-hr trip. She was processing it all, studying us, not missing a thing. By the time we'd gotten back to the hotel, she ate lunch -- rice, congee -- oh and earlier she dove for my cup of water and drank right from the cup.

We've already been back to Civil Affairs for the finalization of the adoption -- we're lega btw -- and we've been doing paperwork and foot-stamping (the baby's not ours. Thumbs for us -- in red ink) and we're nearly delirious from jet lag. More pictures later, but all is well. Aunt Sheryl! A favor? Please call Grandma and tell her all is well?


Bo and Becky said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Bo and Becky Rigby

Ken Bradley said...

Awesome. She's adorable. Does she stay with you guys tonight?


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Congrats!

Jim and Tamara

somepinkflowers said...



happiness all around!


deirdre said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for all of you! All's well on the homefront...
Deirdre & Jackie & Deco

deny said...

how fun! are you laffing or crying....

Stephanie said...

Tears in my eyes! So happy for you. Went to Pat and Jim's baby shower last night - just good feelings all around...much love, Steph, et al