Sunday, November 29, 2009

We have Gen!

Sorry it has taken a day to post this.  Gen came much later in the day then we expected, around 5 pm.  It's an 8 hour drive from the orphanage to where we're staying in Lanzhou.  Afterwards we went to a photo shop to have passport photos taken for Gen.   By the time we ate supper, we were all very tired.  Gen fell asleep at 8:30 and so did we shortly after.   She slept through the entire night, which was such a blessing!   Today we went out to the Civil Affairs Office to do all the official paperwork that says Gen is ours! including fingerprints (us) and footprints (her).  She didn't like getting her foot inked very much and cried a little.  Other than that, not a lot of tears.  She has done much better than the director and caregivers thought she would.   She is already bonding with us a bit.  Paul has been able to make her giggle by bouncing her and her laugh is so cute, sort of high and squeaky.   Well, I'll let you enjoy some first meeting pictures, and I'll post more when I get a chance.  Everything is going very well, and we have been thanking God for such a wonderful first day!   


Monie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful, and I can just see your happiness in the pictures. I can't wait to hear more!


2girlpadgetts said...

Praise God that you had a first night with sleep! Did she cry at all? I pray that she is cuddled up with you in bed.