Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Day After

It sort of feels like "The Day After". What a wild ride yesterday. I was up, I was down, I was at the gynecologist office, I stayed up to 1am reading everything I possibly could about Yangxi County SWI in Guangdong Province. Then I obnoxiously emailed my travel group about every three minutes with new info and pictures of the SWI, the area, lovely babies living there now etc...

In the end though Muffin Man and I were together when the phone rang at home. On the second ring he shouted, "That's our call", as he watched the caller ID pop up. I leaped for the phone. It was nice to be in the privacy of our own home not at a Dr.'s office or with him on a plane to Texas. (He left at an ungodly 4am this morning so I will have to email him the picture on the road.) I was surprisingly stoic and "together" on the phone with our coordinator. When we received Ava's call I was shaking and crying. I don't think it hit me until I popped over to see Emma-Bug's adorable face. That is when I started to cry. Then I read about our travel group's babies...more crying.

My stomach is better this morning. After reading all night I'm feeling like I might not toss my cookies. Yangxi County seems like a good place, it's an institution but it looks very clean. The nannies have kind eyes. What more could you ask for in an orphanage in the Southern most part of China?

We are still waiting for Olivia Xi Ge Ge's picture and medical report. Hopefully it will be coming to an email address near me this afternoon, early afternoon. Yes, I will be certain to post as soon as the Muffin Man and little Ava Jing see her first.

Thank you to everyone who posted kind words yesterday. I plan to make sure Olivia gets a copy when she is old enough to understand the miracle of how she came to join our family.

7 comments:

atomic mama said...

Another exciting day ahead!

Stephanie V said...

AGGHHH! Where's the picture?!

So both of our baby's are from the Guangdong Province? I'm so glad to hear this, more of a chance we can meet up at the White Swan!

I can't wait to see your little one!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your new referral. You must be over the moon. We also got a referral from YangXi last month and are leaving for China on the 4th of July. Our babies might be sleeping next to each other keeping each other company until thier families get to them.
Dawn

Space Mom said...

Where are your photos!!!

I can't wait to see Ava's sister!

Mrs Figby said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations to the mix! You must be going NUTS waiting for that picture. I can't wait to see her!

jill said...

Big Congratulations! Waiting to see that photo. It is such an amazing first week...the call..the paperwork...the idea settling in. Again, CONGRATS!
Jill

Sparky said...

You must promise to run, not walk, run to your computer and post pics as soon as you can. Promise?