Tommy slept well last night and didn’t wake up til after 7 am. He wasn’t too sure about us this morning but after feeding him congee he was ready to laugh and play again.
We had to go to the Adoption Registry office to make everything final this morning. They had already taken his footprint so there was no taking pictures of that. While we were there,Tommy was fussy and didn’t want to be in the room with all the people and babies, so I walked him around the hallways and eventually he fell asleep.
We were asked a few questions by the notary – like why do we want to adopt and will we take care of him, etc. When we told him that this was our third child from China he was a little surprised. I don’t think he could understand that we would want more children. He asked if I was tired. Too funny. I didn’t tell him that my sister has 8 children. That might have put him into a state of shock.
After all the paperwork was done, we left and came back to the hotel. Then we went for lunch at Lucy’s. Tommy ate another 2 bowls of congee. After the first one was done, he started crying when they took the bowl away. The little dude likes to eat!
Then it was naptime for me and baby while Billy worked on his post. When Tommy woke up he was fussy again and didn’t really want to play or interact. We took him to the hotel playroom but he wasn’t interested. So we ordered room service congee and guess what? He perked right up after that.
Tonight was his first bath and we were not sure how it was going to go. Sarah screamed when we tried to give her a bath in China and Abby didn’t appreciate it at first either. Well the only time he cried was when we took him out of the bath. He really liked playing in the water. I think it helped that he was already in a good mood.
We have been able to use Skype to talk to Sarah and Abby and they love their little brother already. We can’t wait until we’re all together again as one big family!
Tomorrow: Tommy’s passport at the Civil Affairs Office.
P.S. After the first night, Billy and I changed rooms because we were on a smoking floor and the room was really smelly! We couldn’t get away from it. So we asked for a new room and now we only have 1 bathroom. What a loss. But we still have a sitting room and two huge windows. The other room only had one little window. Oh yeah, this bed is not on the floor.