Monday, July 31, 2017
Gotcha Day Details
Knowing that soon you will be meeting the child God has picked for your family ❤ Knowing that this is your last China gotcha day since now "the rules" have changed ❤ Knowing how hard this will be for your child ❤ Hoping and praying and trusting that you are the mama Henry Mingyu needs you to be ❤
The official told me to put Henry Mingyu on my lap....why yes I would LOVE to!! I was holding OUR SON❤❤❤
Oh that smile ❤
He is a big boy!! Henry Mingyu has thick arms and legs and is very solid! He reminds me of our Jason....I think Henry Mingyu can control his density too!
I ended up signing my name in Erik's spot once and on my 2nd try (after redoing the whole paper) I missed a line and everything was off. The stress of the day came flooding in and tears couldn't be stopped. Thankfully 3rd times a charm and I got that darn paperwork done!
I had my first experience explaining to a child how God makes us all unique. Another child in our travel group asked about Henry Mingyu's hands. I think I did okay and next time have a few thoughts on what I might say differently. I knew the comments would come, but it caught me off guard coming so fast (as we were waiting for the bus to take us back to our hotel from gotcha day).
When we got back to our room we video chatted with our family that was still awake (I might have woken up Baba).
Henry Mingyu loves to play, is full of energy, is silly, loves to laugh, is amazingly capable (uses his mouth to often help him), and is OUR SON ❤ Henry Mingyu and I spent the afternoon playing and getting to know each other ❤
But I figured some things are worth it ❤❤
Turns out he slept through the night! He is a bed hog. I didn't dare move Henry Mingyu figuring that would cause him to wake up so I slept on about 20% of the bed. I was still in my clothes and he never got his night time pull up but....
WE HAVE OUR SON❤❤❤
Grateful to God for his AMAZING gifts ❤❤