The Story of Gracie

We are in the process of adopting a daughter from China! Our LID [Log In Date] for our paperwork in China is Sept. 12, 2005.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Gotcha Day is here!

We finally boarded the bus to go to the Civil Affairs Office..was to be orderly, alphabetically, systematically...NOT! We walked into the office, and there they were with some nannies and the director and assistant director! Mass bedlam ensued, cameras and videorecorders were flung from person to person, babies were given out from last to first! Grace AiWan Barousse was given to Mike, and she has since declared herself a daddy's girl, just like her older sister! She did great! Aside from a heat rash and inability to squeeze into 99% of the clothes we brought for her, she did great! A little quivering lip for a few seconds, water filled eyes for a few seconds, and that was it! She took a bottle great, slept on the bus ride and into the hotel, and played with toys in her crib, checking us and the toys out off and on! She loves the "little sis" bracelet from Jenn, and was attached to the family picture brag book. She loved her bath, and just stares at the other babies when they cry! She likes to socialize, but in a laid back way. She is an angel. Jenn is going to love her like crazy. She points to Mike's picture and Jenn's cheerleading picture in the book!
Well, off to Walmart tomorrow to stock up on 18 month sizes and to see the Pandas at the zoo!


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