Quinn had a horrible night’s sleep. She cried about every hour last night. Jenna woke up early (5:55 am) which then woke up Quinn. They were both pretty crabby this morning and I couldn’t get much packing done so Ted took them to a little play area for an hour. When he came back, Quinn’s mood had not improved but she managed to fall asleep in less than 1 min in Ted’s arms while I was packing. Yes, I did say Quinn fell asleep with Ted. The girls let us switch up last night for the first time. I actually held Jenna last night, it was nice to finally bond a bit with her. Anyway, I finished packing around 10:30 so Ted and I sat down to rest a bit when Jenna, without a peep, laid down under the table on the floor at Ted’s feet and promptly fell asleep. So right now it is 11:30, we are ready to check out of our room except for the fact that both girls are asleep. We need to be out by noon. We were going to eat lunch then leave for the train station at 12:50. Our train leaves at 1:52. Apparently the doors open 1/2 hr before the train leaves so we don’t need to get there early. We did find out that we have to pay for our luggage to travel with us (in addition to our tickets). Luggage can go free if you want to carry it up all of the stairs yourself and then leave it in the hallway next to our seats. I guess that is what everyone else does but because we have two toddlers and our hands are already full. There is nobody left to carry our luggage. Where are all of the youth group guys when you need them? Oh well. If that is the only bump we have to go through, it is not all bad.
Here at the Garden Hotel, we have been talking to other families that are adopting. I met one family who is having a heap of trouble. Their boy is from Guangzhou and they just had their Gotcha Day on Monday. When they went in to finalize their adoption on Tuesday, their boy started to have seizures. He has never had seizures before so this is not listed in his paperwork. China officials would not issue the passport because they think he now has some other medical issues that this family did not sign up for. Trust me, this family doesn’t care, the boy is theirs but China and the US government might not let them adopt the boy now because the medical conditions do not match the paperwork. What a mess this family is in, they may have to redo much of their paperwork before they are allowed to bring him home. If you could keep them in your prayers that would be great. I will try to remember to post again and let you know how their case works out. Or you can follow their story at http://thewombletimes.blogspot.com/
As for Sandra, the lady in our group who was really sick: she ended up going to the doctor here and getting some more medicine because antibiotics were not working. But as far as I know, she hopped on a plane and is headed home this morning, so pray for safe and fast flights for them.