I know that i have been MIA for a few weeks and life on our household has been one of finding our new normal. It took 6 months to get to the new normal with SoFlaKiddo but somehow I believe this time it will come around much sooner. SoFlaMeiMei is so happy all the time and she is trying to learn English although if you ask her a question, she responds in Mandarin.
To back track, we left for the GZ airport on 5/20 at 7:00 PM. On the way over I asked the guide to tell MeiMei that tonight we will take 2 planes and on the second plane she will fall asleep and when she wakes up she will be in America. The guide did not think she would understand but I asked her to try anyway. So our guide Grace started talking with MeiMei and then she started laughing. I asked want was so funny and Grace said that Mei Mei responded with No, I am not going to sleep. I want to stay up! Well let me tell you Mei Mei was true to her word. We arrived in Hong Kong at 11:45 PM and quickly ran to our next gate to catch a flight to SFO. Both kids were wide awake! The flight to SFO was delayed an hour so we boarded the light around 1:00 AM and took off around 1:30 AM. Still both kids were wide awake. They finally conked out around 2:30 AM.
This turned out to be a blessing. By keeping themselves up late, they both put themselves back in Eastern Standard Time so by the end of the weekend I had both kids over the jetlag!! SoFlaKiddo was able to go back to preschool on Monday and I went back to work. SoFlaDad stayed home with MeiMei to help her adjust to family life. She has never lived in house (at least that is what we suspect) and she has never lived with a dog. So when she met our 3 dogs she was a bit overwhelmed. But today she loved the dogs and willing gives them hugs and kisses, will give them cookies, and is learning how to play tug-of-war with the rope.
I have to say we have the best FCC family. Our welcome home was so special between the emails, phone calls, text messages, and our special friends that met us at the airport we never felt alone. You guys are the best and just knowing that you are all a phone call away is comforting to us.
Before I forget them, I wanted to post our timelines we can review them with MeiMei when she is old enough to understand how we became a family.
PA 7/19/10 DTC 12/30/10 LID 1/13/11 LOA 2/24/11 I800 3/15/11 Cable 3/24/11 A5 4/8/11 TA 4/21/11 CA 5/19/11