Tate is sound asleep in her bed at 8:15pm!
It is so surreal of an experience it is here in China and holding my daughter. I am finding it hard to put this emotions to words.....
Set up...... We boarded the plan for Nanchang, got to hotel, had 30 minutes to "get it together", boarded the bus for the 10 minute ride, went up to the 28th floor....It was hot, I was brave and in shock! HOT, HUMID, hardly any air conditioning.
Cut to the moment.... As said before, we walked in and there were the babies. On a bench was a man and woman with two babies on laps and Tate between them. As we approached, the woman wanted to see my tag and immediately pointed to me and said Mamma to Tate YuZhu. This is the picture that is posted below in last post. The two other babies were handed off to their families and there sat Tate YuZhu on her lap. You can tell that Tate was special to this man and woman. I suspect they were more to her than just a caregiver. They watched every move we made, asked questions who all four of us were. Suddenly the most precious gift was place in my arms and went right to my heart. She looked at me with interest and straight on with eye contract. No fusses. Just interest. We did stay close to the man and woman while they watched every move we made. She was delightful. She laughed so sweet when tickled. Smiled. I was just a tad freaked that she was taking this way too well. No crying. Keep in mind the couple was withing 6 feet sitting on the bench. Suddenly we are boarding the bus and Tate realizes she is without "her people". She cries and cries.... much to my relief. The crying did not seem to stop. Finally she puts her left thumb so sweetly in her mouth and starts this fussy hiccuping thing, then drifts off to sleep. We sleep for about two hours. Again with the look of interest, spot on with the eye contact. For the first time, I changed her diaper and clothes and got to take a peek of her loveliness. She ate a full bottle, I clipped a bow on the pony and off we went for dinner at the buffet. I did give her congee and a few spicy noodles.
It is sooooo early here in China and she is waking up.... more to follow at morning nap time.
I will have more pictures!!
She is making happy sounds as she wakes!!!!
Also, blogger is down so thank you so much to my helper, Tiffany!