Today was one of the greatest days of our lives. We awoke after very little sleep & got Claire at 9am this morning. We were ushered into this round room full of parents all waiting for their babies. We were told to sit down & wait. Lance noticed Claire coming in with the nanny right away. We were the first parents called & she came right to us. She is beautiful!!!!
One thing we noticed right away was how small she is. She is the size of a 6month old. She is in 6month clothes & foot size of a newborn. We have a pediatrician in our group coming from Beijing Friday & she will tell us if she thinks she is really 10 months old. She smiled & took in everything. She has not cried yet (we know that is coming though).
Our first pictures as a family of 4 after Claire was just put in our arms (Jesse not shown due to being 6,000 miles away)
We are truly blessed!!
Lance & Claire for the 1st time! She had no problems coming to him at all!
This is right after receiving of the babies outside of the travel group with the 3 of us.....Carla (from Yakima, WA), Gretchen, & LeighAnn (from Prattville, AL) All the babies did fine & did not cry much!
This is later in the day at the same civil affairs office. She became legally ours today!! As of today, whe is content with just sitting on our laps & just playing or making the cutest noises!