Another Update

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's three in the morning in China, and I just checked on our new son...OUR NEW SON!!!! Isn't that incredible? Just like that, we have a new son.

He's sleeping peacefully, and honestly, that's exactly how our first day has peaceful.

Our little guy walked into the hotel, holding his nannie's hand, came over to us very bravely, smiled and looked us right in the eyes. He said, "Mama" and then he let David hug him. He was holding a balloon and when he was introduced to his mei mei (Grace), he promptly handed the balloon to her (melt my heart!). David lifted little Kaikai unto his lap, and he sat there happily for awhile. Grace had drawn a heart on one of those drawing board things (can't think of the name of it right now), and Kaikai smiled and drew another heart. When she gave him some fruit snacks, he smiled again and started eating them and handing them out to those around him. When the nanny and SWI director had to leave, he simply said "bye bye," and turned to go with us. I realize that this could indicate that we need to do some attachment work, but I also think that it is an indication that they prepared him well (they were very sweet to him) and that he simply has a very easy-going personality. He is so gentle, kind and brave.

Precious Kaikai's gait has definitely worsened since we saw his last video. He was wearing shoes that were huge on his feet, so that didn't help him much. After getting a photo for the paperwork, we took him to eat dinner (he ate wonderfully) and then to get some new shoes. It was an experience trying to find shoes that fit! It's too bad that he needs to wear shoes at all because it would really be better for him to go barefoot. One of his feet is turned in and has a large lump on it. It rubs against his shoe and leaves a sore, although Kaikai said that it doesn't hurt.

He gladly held hands, but didn't want to be carried. He walked very bravely and without reservation through busy streets and sidewalks and up and down stairways and escalators. Nothing slowed him down.

When we got back to the hotel, Kaikai played with Lily and Grace. He gladly shared his toys and snacks with them. I could defnitely see the boy side of him coming out as they crashed cars, etc. Jadon and Adam are going to love playing with him! We had him write his name on that drawing board thingy that I can't think of the name of, and then David wrote "Kai Kai". A little bit later (after the writing had been erased), he came over to us, showing that he had written "Kai Kai" on the board. He is definitely a bright little boy!

Well, I'd better go back to bed and try to get a handle on this time change! Thank you, Jesus, for a wonderful first day with our new son!

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Nikki said...

Oh Sarah!!! This just makes me smile from the inside out!!! Congrats again on your newest blessing and we are going to continue to pray for peaceful and love filled days!!! Hugs & Love from Minnesota!!!

Difference2This1 said...

Yay!! Sounds like it is going great!!! Love reading how sweet he is!!! Blessings, Jennifer

The Byrd's Nest said...

I just LOVE how God is blessing you in this way! Lots of prayers being answered....lots:) Much love to you all!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Oh goodness, what a sweet, brave boy. Kai Kai's smile glows Sarah, just like the rest of your precious family. It sounds as though the Lord has ever faithfully prepared Kai Kai's heart for all of you--He is so good! I am thrilled for all of you, and like Nikki said--I'm smiling from the inside out!

Love and blessings~


sarah bess said...

So happy for all of you, Sarah! :)

No Greater Love said...

Love it, Sarah. I can't wait to hear more and see more pictures. I am so happy to hear you say, "You checked on your son." Oh, that is music to my ears. :)

James, Dawn and Family said...

Congrats! What a sweet beginning!

James, Dawn and Family said...

Congrats! What a sweet beginning!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! I am so excite for y'all. Can't wait till it is our turn. NO, I am not sad, just so excited it is going well. Love you, Kristi

Sally-Girl! said...

Can't tell you how happy I am for you and Kai Kai!!! YEA God!!

Randi said...


Your son is sooo adorable. I have a little girl adopted from Gansu and about the go to get her little sister from Guangxi!
It looks like you have better things going on right now, but you made a donation to my RR AT girl Lene on my blog and won a Tulle Christmas Wreath! :) I don't know how else to get a hold of you, so send me an email and let me know how to send it to you.
I also need a last name intial to go on it. Have fun with your new son!

Rebecca said...

Love it!!! I'm so happy for you all!!!

Peter and Nancy said...

What a thrill to have spent your first day together! Praying that he continues to be so trusting, willing to share, and peaceful about his new family.

Colista said...

Wonderful, awesome...Hallelujah! So, so thankful for a peaceful first day and sweet times. Praying for his little heart to see how much you love him. Thanks for the update!

Jean said...

I am loving every minute of this God journey - thank you for sharing! It is so heartwarming to see him with you!

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