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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gotcha Charlotte Jing Yi! Day 3

Today was the day we actually got Charlotte! After breakfast, we checked out and Lily picked us up and took us to Harmony House where we picked up Charlotte and headed to the airport. I was nervous that she would be upset to go with us since last night ended on a sour note but, although she wasn't exactly thrilled to see us, she didn't cry. So we drove to the airport and said our goodbyes to the amazing Lily. For some reason while we were at the airport, Charlotte got all happy while I was toting her around in her carrier and just started smiling and kicking her feet. It was my first time seeing her smile and show her personality and it was precious! A little later, I was trying to get her to eat some lunch and she froze up and wouldn't eat.  Erik had gotten us some Snickers bars from a vending machine for our lunch because we didn't have time for anything else before we boarded our plane so I gave her a little piece of chocolate and she smiled really big and gave me a huge hug!!! After that, she ate her lunch just fine. So apparently she likes sweets! I was nervous about the flight because we had no idea how she would do on the plane but she was a perfect angel! I was stuck sitting between two men because our seats weren't all together so I was worried about her crying the whole flight but she didn't cry once. She just sat there playing with my watch and looking at her little photo album that we sent her. She also loved my phone (of course) and loved looking at herself on it. I would face the camera toward her and she would smile. One time she dropped my phone on the ground on accident and laughed! Such an adorable laugh! Then she had to keep dropping it and laughing because she is a toddler, after all. Not that I minded.

After our flight and drive to our hotel, we just played in our room the rest of the evening. The kids all just adore her! She has three siblings fighting over her attention. She was dragging Ella all over the room by her finger. She colored with Liana. Ethan keeps petting her head and calling her "cutie". They adore her and are all just doting on her.

She had gotten sick on the plane big time so I wanted to give her a bath. She was very scared of taking a bath so I think she probably has never had a bath like that before. So I just got in the tub with her and she did fine but stayed on my lap. She loved splashing the water so I'm sure she'll be a water baby before we know it. I hope so or she'll never survive summers in Texas!

I just gave her a bottle and put her to bed. She went down to bed like the little angel she is and it is just the most amazing feeling having her here with us! I can't even begin to explain how surreal it is to actually have her with us! I'm in tears just thinking about it! She is just the most amazing little thing and I'm so excited to have her in our family. We are so lucky to get to be her parents!!

Charlotte with her nanny

For keeps this time!

Harmony House

Proud jie jie (big sister)

Ge ge (big brother) is just dying to make her laugh!

The newest jie jie with her mei mei (little sister)

Her first selfie

Caught her smiling!

Reading a book and playing with Baba. She looks so tiny sitting with him!

Leading big sis everywhere

How cute are these two?!

Our four!

After bath. So tiny!

Her expression kills me!

Cuddles with big sis


  1. love the whole thing!! always seem to want more pictures. luv em sounds like a great time. Miss you all and love you PAPA
    Together at last-how wonderful! The pics are just incredible!! So glad everything is going so well, and Charlotte is adjusting like the angel she is. SO PRECIOUS! God bless you and watch over you. xxoo

    1. Yay! It's so nice to see that you are seeing my posts! I can't wait for you to meet her! She is just the sweetest!!!

  2. And then there were four (insert 53 crying emojis because I am dying and it doesn't register emojis in the comment section) LOL. I am so glad she is doing so well!! I can't even imagine what you are feeling. I am just so happy for all of you my heart could burst!!!! These pictures are AMAZING!!! Ahh!! I can't wait to meet her!!! Congratulations!!!

    1. I can't wait for you to meet her either! And of course she has to meet her future BFF, Bennett!! :-)