6:35 AM

Meeting Yoyo: NOW WITH NEW PICTURES!!!!



We went to the child welfare office building today at 9am and we were introduced to a sweaty, tired, teething baby. She was pretty unhappy with us and seemed to understand what was about to happen. Her nanny had a close bond with her and when she left our arms as we signed papers we saw a glimpse of her true personality. Smart, happy, laughing. The photos from the registers office where she is happy, that is only the case because she is nanny’s arms when the photo is being taken.

We learned some more about her schedule, almost identical to Emery’s (how lucky am I?).

Her nick name is Yoyo a short form of Qingyou (pronounced more like sing yo). We got about 5 baby photos of her that are incredibly precious.Best of all we got permission to visit the orphanage on Wednesday. Tomorrow we have more paperwork to do and then we will head to her home town of Wenzhou by bullet train.

Yoyo waved good bye to her nanny and had a bit more crying to do, but she let me put her in the carrier and we did some quick errands to the grocery store. Yoyo and I stayed in the hotel room while daddy went to the bank with our guide. I gave her some advil for the painful eye teeth that are about to burst through and we played a bit. She gave us some smiles and showed off her standing and cruising abilities. It is just after noon now and she ate a good meal of baby rice and gerber puffs and is sleeping in our bed. After her bottle she fell asleep easily.

We are thrilled at how well it has gone so far, she is just amazing. We love her so much already and you all will too, her smile lights up the room. She is just so easy to love.

11 comments:

jacky said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute pic! I can't imagine how you guys feel now! So exciting! Looking forward to hearing more about Elora and all the things you will notice about her. She can teach Thomas how to cruise!

Sarah said...

Yeah...I am so happy for you guys!

I'm glad everything so far has gone smoothly and you have Elora. And I'm so pleased that you are going to get to go back to the orphanage this week - I know that was something you were really hoping for! I'm also so happy that you guys received some additional baby pictures, that is so special.

Can't wait to see some more pictures! Enjoy your adorable little girl!

Sarah

Tas (Theresa) Self said...

I couldn't think of a better way to start my morning then reading your post! So thrilled to see all of you as a family congratulations!

Catherine said...

Oh my! What a sweetie your Elora Yoyo is!

Congratulations!

Neicy said...

She is so beautiful, congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations she is beautiful.

Shea said...

Congratulations!! Elora is beautiful. It's terrific that you'll be able to visit her orphanage. Enjoy these first few days together.

Bonnie, Jim and Ainsley said...

She is adorable!! I love the nickname Yoyo! Enjoy this precious time with your new little one :)

Michael Carter said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Sylvia and Jeremy (and Elora!). Your pictures and posts have made me smile. Wishing you all safe travels!

Robyn Ferguson said...

Congratulations!! We are all so happy for you! She is adorable. Love Robyn Aiden & Peyton

Maple Walnut Mama said...

She is just beautiful - congratulations! Hope your first days together go as smoothly as possible.