How do you describe the moment you see your daughter for the first time? Awesome is the only word that comes close. Sophie is just precious.
When we first got to the orphanage we took some pictures and video of the outside. After that they took us up to the second floor. The other family we are here with received their 6 yr old daughter first. About 3-5 minutes later they came in with Sophie. She is sooo tiny. They gave her right to me...she thought about crying and then changed her mind. I held her for a while and then Bert had a turn. She is very stoic and serious and we know we will probably have to wait several days to see her "happy side". They gave us a book with pictures of her all throughout her life. They also returned the 2 disposable cameras we sent in July. Then we had a tour of the orphanage. It is a very beautiful facility, and VERY clean. We were able to see Sophies bed and she went to one of her nannies. Her nannie told her to say "BaBa" (daddy) and she did. So Bert thinks he is one up on me there. After the tour we headed back to the hotel. Sophie was very good in the car. She ate gerber puffs the whole way to the hotel. When we got in the room she was starving!! Bert and the guide went to the supermarket to get some food. She is now asleep with her full belly. She does not like it if I put her down or try to give her to Bert. She is a gem and we love her. Thanks so much for your prayers. Also, as soon as we got to the room I got on the computer and tuned on the webcam so Tyler, Micah and Elizabeth Grace could see their new mei mei. They were so excited...and thought she was awesome. It was 12:00am for them and they were waiting so patiently. I cannot wait for them to meet Sophie face to face. We are so blessed with our 4 wonderful children.