Yesterday was a busy day for us. In the morning we had to fill out all the paperwork for Jia's adoption once that was done we headed underneath the hotel and Anita showed us were the grocery store and good restaurants were. I swear it is like Vegas or the local casino. Clouds and blue sky painted on the ceiling and cigarette smoke lingering in the background.
We grabbed a small bite to eat and met everyone in the lobby by two o'clock then started our five minute walk next door to meet the babies. I could spot Ted and Corey's little one but for the life of me I could not spot our Jia. All the girls from the Dianjiang SWI were there. Jeff and Teresa were the first up, then us and then Ted and Corey.
Jia was not happy at all. She cried the entire time we were at the registration office. She was not happy that we were holding her either, she kept pushing us away and wouldn't look us in the eye. My heart was breaking for her....she was so sad. Brought her back to the room and it didn't get much better. She was needing a diaper change which helped for five minutes and then she was back to crying. She cried for five hours and kept calling for Nai Nai which means Grandma in Chinese. I think she had a belly ache from all the traveling because once I started rubbing her belly she went to sleep. Woke up smiling, drank some juice and had a good poop.... all was good in the world.
Dr stopped by the room to check her out. Found out she has had a cold and was in the hospital because she was dehydrated. Dr gave us some antibiotics and some cough medicine so hopefully she will be feeling better soon.
She is a sweaty little thing too. I am afraid if I go lighter on the layers she'll get chilled and her cold won't get better. Thank goodness for Jeff and Teresa next door. They have raised five boys and are there to help us with our questions.
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