Monday, May 20, 2013

We are finally back online. Thanks Jan!

We have had a really hard time with the internet here in mainland China. The only way we could do anything was through Anthony's phone. The VPNs we downloaded at home didn't work. But now we are back. Things are good. We got Hannah yesterday at 2:30 at the Civil affairs bureau. She pretty much screamed the whole time we were there. Oliver was great with her. He was hugging her and touching her. He kept saying I'm your big brother and I love you. Don't worry Mom and Dad are nice. Finally, he said I don't think she likes it here can we just go back to the hotel and that's what we did. She was a lot better in the hotel. We changed her and gave her a bottle. She chugged her bottle. They said she likes to eat and it seems like it. I weighed her and she's 20 pounds. She fits well into 12 months and 12-18 month clothes. After she ate she spent a lot of time walking around the room. I'm so glad we got a suite. The extra space is awesome plus she and Oliver are still asleep. She had a rattle when we got her yesterday and she hasn't put it down. Around 12:00 am I heard the rattle and looked in the crib. She was up playing. I rubbed her back and she closed her eyes, but as soon as I laid back down I heard her playing again. They said she is a good sleeper. Fingers crossed. What's the chances of having two good sleepers? Oliver got her to smile for the first time. She has this sly smile. Not like Oliver's big belly laugh that he has had since day one. She smiled for all of us, but got really upset when Anthony pretended to eat her toes. She freaked out after that. She likes looking at herself in the full length mirror. She was dancing. Oliver says she walks like a penguin and she kind of does. All and all things are great. Thank you everyone for the kind words on email and facebook.


  1. Congratulations!!! Sounds like Oliver is a great big brother. Best wishes.

  2. Leigh, your smile is radiant. Hannah evidently does that to a heart!

  3. Leigh ... this comment is from my mom.

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    She was so made for your family. She is as beautiful as her brother.
    I cannot wait to meet her. Hugs, Kisses, and lots of love,
    Bless you all.