Journey to Caitlin

Join us on our Journey to our darling daughter, Caitlin Abigail Lian Phillips

Monday, July 24, 2006

Here She Is!

Finally, the wait has ended!

Today was a crazy day! We flew out of Beijing at 7:45 this morning, and took a 2 hour flight to Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. We had a little bit of time to get organized prior to going to go to get the babies, so Dad and I packed up the diaper bag and the camera bag, and unpacked our suitcases, as we will be staying in Changsha for four days.

We met to complete some paperwork, and then caught the bus for the Civil Affairs office. When we originally arrived, there were only 5 babies there, and we discovered that only the babies from the 'Changsha orphanage were there. We then went shopping and picked up some water and other essentials, and headed back to the office.

The babies had arrived!!!!! We all peeked in the room, and could pick out Caitlin right away! She had obviously been crying - she was doing the crying hickup. As you can tell from the attached pictures, she was slightly upset. We did not stay at the office for very long, and headed back to the hotel. She was very thirsty, so we gave her a bottle of water, and she drank almost the entire thing! She started to come out of her shell, and played peek a boo with Grampie. As we were heading up to the room, she started to cry again, and for the next while, she had some formula, and 2 poops, and fell asleep. We needed to complete some paperwork again, so we took the babies upstairs. Dad had a great idea - he had seen some strollers in a baby room on our floor, so we tried putting her in that. She really liked it!

We went down for supper and Caitlin ate some beef and some watermelon. We went back to the room and she had a bottle, and is sleeping peacefully right now. Enjoy the pics!

Love to you all.......especially Daddy!!!!

4 Comments:

  • At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Caitlin is the cutest little thing! I can't wait to meet my new cousin.

    Love from Melissa

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Caitlin is the cutest little thing! I can't wait to meet my new cousin.

    Love from Melissa

     
  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger LCraig said…

    Marie....I am so exicited for you guys. I can't wait to see her! Is your e-mail working?

     
  • At 8:09 PM, Anonymous luigi said…

    Hey Marie !! So glad everythings going smoothe. It must really be an undescribable feeling =)

    Little Caitlin is adorable!

    Luigi

     

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