Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Day 2, AIT appt

This morning, we woke up pretty early.... got to AIT at 8AM sharp and was escorted in after showing our US passport. We then headed to the 3rd floor, where a man asked for some documents and then we were sent to 2nd floor to pay for the visa and waited about 1-1/2 hours total. We were first told by the first gentleman that we would get an IR-4 visa for her because we didn't see her prior to the adoption being final... this generally just means we have to re-adopt her in the states, but we really wanted her to have an IR-3, which makes her a US citizen the moment she lands foot on American soil :) We had been praying that God would just helps us get it, but were OK either way.... The interviewer was a really nice gentleman and he told us that we were going to get an IR-3! He was telling us this because he said he doesn't want us to abandon her because that would be abandoning a US citizen...:) Another one of God's graciousness to us. Tomorrow we get to pick up her visa.

Let me back up a little to lastnight... Anna (whom we call Syuan-Syuan for now (pronounced shen-shen)), went to bed around 8pm lastnight and didn't wake up till almost 5AM.. even at that, she was just playing in her crib quietly and maybe would have kept that up for who knows how long if Aaron didn't get her. She is so far such an easy baby... when she's tired, she rubs her eyes and whines a little and when we put her down awake, she goes to bed! No fussing. She is truly amazing and I think we might end up ruining the great work the caretakers did in teaching her to fall asleep on her own. Lastnight she didn't eat much so I was worried for her, but today, she ate GREAT. She is taking formula along with some baby food (rice porridge and veggies and fruit) She smiled and laughed alot more today. She took a big ole nap and off and on slept as we walked around Taipei. We took the MRT, which is a train, and had dinner tonight at Mos Burger. She is doing great in the ergo carrier and is just as easy-going baby. She is VERY active though and would prefer to be on the floor exploring. The boys totally adore her.

Here are some pictures from today....

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Pam-she is beyond cute! I just want to kiss those chubby little cheeks! I get excited every morning about reading a new post from you. You and your family are still in my prayers.

Ruth said...

She is sooo adorable!!! So glad you got the other visa!!

Karmen and Greg said...

That's AWESOME news about the Visa, Pam! What a blessing. It's so exciting to see the things you have been praying for come to fruition. God is good! Anna is just so adorable -- I truly could not be happier for you -- and look forward to reading your posts!

Karmen

Alisha said...

So cute! I just want to kis her cheeks. You are so blessed...but you already know that.

Anonymous said...

Pam and Aaron and family-What an amazing adventure, and beautiful baby girl. We are so happy for you. Can't wait to meet your Anna in person. From kathy, mike katie and Sean Ryan

Leslie said...

Praise God for the IR-3 visa.

I don't know if Anna can get any cutier? She is just so precious.

More pics...More pics!!!!!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh those cheeks are so kissable!

Donna said...

She is adorable, LOVE the cheeks!! How many times have you squeezed and kissed those so far ;) I love coming by to get the newest updates and pictures!!!

Thru a Tori-lens said...

Wow...what an adorably sweet girl! She is too cute...she will be spoiled rotten by you all! Keep us posted. We can't wait to see you, all!

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

Cute photos! Glad you are on your way home and probably home by now. Prayers for getting back to something called "Normal".