And if you're going to China, you might want to click your ruby slippers together while clicking your heels while saying, "There's no place like home," because the flying home can be grueling punishment! I guess it's better than walking and swimming, though.
As always, the travel was an adventure including a lost wheel from the baby stroller, "weather", flight delays, and lost luggage that was returned the next day with wet contents. We're just happy to be home with our little Lydia! She was a trooper through out our journeys.
We had a lovely reception from friends and family at the Little Rock airport even though we were very, very delayed. Lydia went to Drew and just adores him. She thinks he's very funny, and Drew is completely smitten with his little sister.
We've had moments where we felt like we were great and moments when we wondered if we were walking in our sleep. In fact, we had a 2:20pm appointment with a pediatrician yesterday that we overslept for. They were kind enough to take us anyway.
Internationally adopted children are supposed to have tests run within the first 3 weeks of coming to America. Poor Lydia had to give them blood, and poor ME, I had to collect a stool sample this morning. Ewwwwwwww! She's on an antibiotic for a runny nose with cough, and you can imagine this was a particularly ugly and stinky stool with 8 vials to fill, stir, and shake. I felt like I was doing some horrid chemistry lab.
I'll post pictures and fill in some gaps later!