Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Olivia Day











I apologize for the choppy"ness" of the blog and photos, Blogger is somewhat touchy with uploading photos but we will do our best.

Olivia day was all we could have ever hoped for and more. It is worth every maddening waiting moment of waiting over a year and a half. It is worth the jet lag slump that seems to linger beyond what you think your body should tolerate. It is worth the sleepless anxiety immediately before you meet the baby. Over the past few days I couldn't decide if should have passed on the pork dim sum in Beijing or if the nerves were getting to me. It was the nerves, I am now downing leftover pizza in the room as luck would have it. So much for the stress induced China Adoption diet weight loss plan. Breakfast was french toast while Olivia was passed from family member to family member and Ava showed her how to do a little dance and "move it, move it" as she says.

Olivia is a champ. She is tired and seems to be happiest when she is with Ava. She seems to retreat into our chests when we are in large crowds at the civil affairs bureau. It scares me too, poor little thing. But when she is with her family we are seeing signs of opening up with an irrestible little grin.

Life is good in Guangzhou. More photos later...Miss Liv seems to be stirring from her nap.

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, she is beautiful. Your post comes at a perfect time for me, as I am feeling doubts about wether I can endure the wait, and especially if it is all worth it. Obviously it is. Congratulations!

Dee said...

Cutest. Baby. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

It is 2 am on Tuesday morning and I couldn't sleep thinking about you all! Your family of four is beautiful - Olivia is so precious -congratulations! Alyssa misses her friend and has told several people that Ava is going to China to get her baby sister! Love to all, Ann

Johnny said...

I like Ava's face/reaction in all the pics!

Congrats!

Julie said...

Yeah! Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

The pictures are great! The girls are just so sweet together. I can't wait to bring my daughter to China to meet her little sister.

Jessi said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Leanne said...

I raced to your blog today for an update and was overwhelmed by your photos! Olivia is beautiful and looks snug as a ladybug in your arms. What an amazing time!! You all look so happy. I can't wait to see more! Love to you all.

Rob said...

Congratulations Sloweys! All four of you! We are very excited! Two beautiful daughters! Can't wait to meet Olivia!

Scott and Karen said...

Now this is a GREAT way to begin my morning! Congrats and welcome to the family, Olivia. And Ava, keep up the great work, big sis!!

Congratulations,
Karen

Susan said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear all is well with you.

Lots of hugs from all of us!

Colleen said...

Olivia is beautiful and Ava looks so happy to be the big sister. I'm so glad all is going well.

Congrats to the family of four!

Space Mom said...

WHat a beautiful family. Ava and Liv look perfect for each other. I am sure Olivia takes comfort in knowing there is a big sister there to watch out for her with all of these "grown-ups around"

I can't say how happy I feel for all of you enough!

Congrats congrats congrats!

Any sibling rivialy fears coming true? Or is Ava adjusting well?

Gracencameronsmomy said...

So adorable! Congratualions!!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Olivia is so beautiful!
Take care, Lin

Carrie said...

She is a beautiful baby. The picture of your daughters together is wonderful. Congratulations

Heather said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy to see your sweet girl from Yangxi!