We have been home one week. I am sorry that we haven't posted a real update until now, but our internet was out until today.
We returned home on July 23rd. It took us over 30 hours in airports and on 3 airplanes to get to Richmond. Michael did well. He slept 9 hours on the plane from Beijing to Chicago. We spent those 9 hours keeping the wiggle worm from falling off the seats. It took us approximately 2 hours to get through Immigration and Customs in Chicago. We made it onto our Richmond bound plane with about 5 minutes to spare. We were bound and determined to make that flight. When we arrived in Richmond, we found out that we made the flight, but our luggage did not. United would have to deliver it to our house the next day. We thought they meant at a reasonable hour the next morning. They called us from our driveway at 4 a.m. to tell us they were delivering our bags. At least, all of the bags showed up and were not damaged.
We are all doing well and are pretty much over the jet lag and time difference. Michael is sleeping about 11 hours a night. He still will only take the bottle. We have been mixing his formula with rice cereal and baby food. We also found liquid vitamins that we can put in with his food, so that we know he is getting all the nutrients he needs.
Since we have been home, he has met many of his new family members. He loves to play with them all. He is such a smart, sweet, and loving boy. He has such a great sense of humor and keeps us laughing all day long.
Here are a few pictures from the last week:2/3 of our welcoming committee
(Mom is taking the picture)
Can you tell I am glad to be home??
Exploring his room
"Riding the Horsie"
Reading the Menu
Deciding to stick with the bottle First successful (tearless) bath time!