Finally! Made it to the White Swan and yes they have COLD a/c!!! YAY. Last night was a blur, we flew out on a tiny lear jet from Changsha to Guangzhou and were taken to the White Swan Hotel and arrived there sometime around 11pm. Well, let me tell you how Mia's first flight went-pretty good. Mommy tried out some Benadryl earlier in the day to make sure Mia wouldn't have any ear problems with the pressure of flyings and boy I'm glad I tried it our early enough-she got totally hyper on that stuff! Not sure it if helped with her ears but I know for sure it didn't make her sleep (as planned) Apparently I should have found some dye free Benadryl-ahhhhhhhhhhhhh lesson learned, a little late. Wonder how this flight back to the USA will go??? I will just have to recreate this visual for you.....Mommy, Daddy & Mia in tow to the airport. 3 large suitcases, 1 large "Hello Kitty" duffle bag, 2 small suitcases, Diaperbag, Daddy messenger bag, Mommy's laptop bag AND a stroller with sippy cut and Mr. giraffe and blankie...........yea...you got the picture now right???? Sopt laughing at me.....most of you have been there and I know some of you are about to experience this :) lol since this was only a 1/2 hour flight Mia sat on my lap. Notice the "my" in that sentence????? Mia will not go to Daddy or let Daddy touch her unless it is on her terms and she just wasnt gonna do it this night. Another visual......small plane with 2 seats on one side and 1 seat on the other. Every seat except ummmmmmm maybe 4 were occupied by adoptive parents and thier children. Yes we were the proverbal stork to Guangzhou. Mia was very fussy as she did not want to touch daddy, that man that was crammed up next to me who by the way was once the man I got to smooch with atleast a few times a day-yea....not happening right now. Anyway after she jumped, climbed and pulled my clothing off of me she settled down on MY LAP with the assistance of a few tasty bribes, watched out the window during take off and fell asleep. I will have to get photos of us all with our luggage on our return flight to the USA. Oh and yes....we needed everybit of that luggage............cant go to China without a little shopping. Here are a few pics from today in Guangzhou, we are on the Sahmian Island and let me tell you it is like a different world from where we were yesterday.
While at the White Swan we ran into Christine, John & Hannah (Blogger buddies) in the "Swan Room" It's nice to finally meet someone you have been blogging and waiting with during this adoption. Christine and John are LID the same as ours so we kinda thought we would cross paths. Christine was having a hard time getting on blogger so here are a few pictures of them to give you a baby fix. Hannah is such a doll baby in person and those lips!!!! Oh so adorable.