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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Official!!!! Lotus is Officially Our Daughter!! (Nov 6th 5:19PM GZ)

We had a great night last night. Lotus went to bed aroud 10:15 and slept till about 5:30 almost 6 am. She woke up cooing and was happy. She had her first bath today in the sink (our room has a shower stall), she was not happy at all. She calmed down on the bed when I was drying her off. She then finally decided to gulp down a bottle (she is adamant if she does not want the bottle). Today we went to the Civil Affairs Office where Gotcha Day was yesterday. We had family photo for the adoption registration paperwork and 2 interviews, one with the adoption official and the other one with the notary public. We passed the tests, lol. Tomorrow we go back to pick up adoption registrations then off to apply for her passport! Later on tomorrow we will have a group dinner at JM Chef a Catonese restuarant on the island. Tonight is our time, we had lunch at Lucy's (hamburger not so good), then when I got back to room Jocelyn called and said we needed to go back to the Civil Affairs Office to have our family photo retaken because the ones taken earlier were not good. Two cab rides later we were back at the hotel, picked up calling cards to call home. Kevin and Lotus are taking a nap right now. I could not get her to go down in the crib, so she fell asleep being rocked in her stroller. So far , Lotus has 2 pair of squeaky shoes (one hello kitty), a CHOP (stamp with her name), and we are waiting for a name picture ( yes another one, but this one is really cool and it has Lotus' on it, perfect for her). After nap it will be shopping time and then dinner and then bed! Been a great trip and Lotus was definitely meant for our family! Some more photos from the other day:


Deb, Kevin, and Lotus


Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you all. It is so great that we can keep up with your journey this way! The pictures are great and Lotus is beautiful. We cannot wait to meet her. We already love her. You all remain in our prayers.

We love you,

Sandy, Jay, Brendan, and Tara

Kellyann said...

I'm following your journey faithfully! I'm so excited for you guys. I'm glad it is offical now. Lotus is now your daughter. She is so stinkin' cute. Post more pix!

Sharon Flath said...

She is so cute!!! and pretty! Thanks so much for writing down the details. We travle in May and I am hanging on every word!!

Anonymous said...

I just checked this out while I had a second on lunch and I'm looking like an idiot at work because I'm so choked up :) I am sooo happy for all of you! Can't wait to meet your little girl and keeping the three of you in my thoughts as you get to spend this time together in China. Love you guys!!!!