Monday, January 29, 2007

She's here!

Everything went very well this morning. We're back in the hotel now, and she's napping. She doesn't like me (Bryan) much yet, but she's bonding with Mary very well. She's tolerating me being in the room now, and isn't quite as scared as she was initially. It's really going very very well, considering.

We had to stop at a grocery store on the way back from the Civil Affairs building. That was quite the experience. At least we had Linda, our guide in Hefei, with us. We didn't know she was still on a bottle with formula, in addition to solid foods. We bought a bottle kit with a cleaning brush, and the same formula that she was used to. She liked it at first, but that changed quickly. The complimentary fruit that was left here last night had a banana in it that she really liked.

Pictures seem to be uploading normally here, but our connection speed seems really slow, so we're still limiting the number of pictures uploaded. I may have a video uploaded today also if I can figure out how to shrink it a bit. I'll work on that next. She smiles in the video.

Original Comments from Post

Re: She's here! By Bryan on 1/29/2007
I'm having problems uploading the video of her smiling. The connection here is very slow. I'll have to see if I can get a picture of her smiling. Wish me luck.

Re: She's here! By Alison on 1/29/2007
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!I have a new cousin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!She's so cute!!!!!!!!!
can't wait to meet her!!!!!!!!
I can't stop screaming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: She's here! By Emily on 1/29/2007
I went to my bed at 10'30 woke up at 6'30 shes so cute i cant wait till I see the movie shes so cute!!!!

Re: She's here! By Lori Matt and the Girls on 1/29/2007
Just on the way to mom's and we had to check in, she is so beautiful. Meg says "Hey Momma, it's baby Mao My friend." Congrats again. I can't wait to show Grandma Lois the picture. You know she is gonna start crying. We love you!!!!!!

Re: She's here! By Joan on 1/29/2007
She's BEAUTIFUL!!! We are so happy for all three of you. Hope all goes well. I'm sure she is overwhelmed as are you. Sam is too tired to comment. And by the way I'd rather be saying She's Here!! Good Luck!!

Re: She's here! By Davin on 1/29/2007
"Proud Mary" in the picture.
Does she have teeth?
I shall forever be plagued with being an uncle to Asian kids.
Was Mary crying with happiness? Bryan, too?
The long wait is over.
She is beautiful.

Re: She's here! By Ellen, Ariel, Charlie, & Kyra on 1/29/2007
Congratulations! She's absolutely perfect! We love her already!

Wait a minute...plagued?!?

Re: She's here! By Joan on 1/29/2007
Sam know wants to say "Nee How" Maggie Mao" I'm sure thats not spelled right. Bye Loye Ya We are gonna be late oh well.

Re: She's here! By Beth on 1/29/2007
Oh she is perfect, I can't stop crying I'm so happy for all three of you. Again I can't wait to visit.

Re: She's here! By Mom-Joan on 1/29/2007
Wow!!! I got up thinking you might not be able to post anything yet. She is beautiful and I can't wait to see her smile. When she wakes for the morning may be a little tougher but it will get bettereach day as she gets use to you... Congratulations on being parents at last. Hope all your dreams come true. Love to you all/

Re: She's here! By Karen Schleicher on 1/29/2007
I have been checking in daily and enjoying your trip. It has been very interesting. Of course, nothing can compare to today's entry. Maggie is so beautiful! I can only imagine your feelings of elation at the first sight and touch of her. I'm teary-eyed in trying to imagine it. Just as with every birth, the time and pain endured are all fogotten when a child enters our world. I'm so happy she is bonding with Mary, and don't fret Bryan, your time is coming. Every little girl loves her daddy!
Celebrate this wonderful time in your lives. I can hardly wait to join the
celebration. Love and God speed to the 3 of you.

Re: She's here! By Faye and John on 1/29/2007
Hey Mary and Bryan,
She is beautiful. I saw the pictures this am and couldn't wait to show John when he came home from work. We are so happy for the three of you. Congratulations and keep the pictures coming. What a great family.

Re: She's here! By Milt & Joan on 2/1/2007
Hey guys;
She is one cute little girl. We can't wait to see her on our homeward trip about April 1st. Teach her to say "Daddy", "Mommy", & "Grampa".
Take care.

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