Thursday, July 03, 2008

Home at Last

After 26 hours, we are home. We are smelly, cranky (me), tired and disheveled but we are home. Emme's grandparents picked us up at the airport and welcomed us with balloons, bananas and water. Emme found her feet the morning of departure and walked through 2 airports holding my hand. When she was tired she crawled into the stroller. She did GREAT for the first 19 hours and then melted down from sheer exhaustion so we spent 2 hours in the galley in the rear of the plane with the flight crew to minimize the disturbance we were causing our fellow passengers. They were very kind under the circumstances since my girl has such a healthy set of lungs. Since our arrival, she has been roaming around, getting into EVERYTHING and has to be watched like a hawk. She had a yogurt drink, cream of wheat, french toast, a scrambled egg and sat in her booster with a bib on. She's happy despite the fact she still has not slept more than 6 hours in the past 40. She wants nothing to do with her bed even when I put the mattress next to my bed on the floor. She loves climbing on and off my (very high) bed but won't sleep with me either. Admittedly I am afraid to be left alone with her. I think it's the lack of sleep coupled with the newness and the ease of having had grandma with us in China.


Jen & Bill said...

Welcome Home Lisa and Emme!

You are not alone in being scared to be by yourself. I begged the hubby to stay with me.

Take it one day at time is my best advice. If you have a bad day, start over again the next.

Rhonda said...

Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

glad you are back and glad to talk to you.

Juliette said...

Welcome home! Glade you made it safe and sound.
The lack of sleep definitely doesn't help so you should not be shy to ask for help if you feel you need it.
Happy Mommy makes Happy baby!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Welcome home.... don't worry... I am sure the 'sleep thing' will kick in sooner rather then later... take care... Fliss

Jill said...

Welcome Home!! We will continue to send positive feelings and prayers your way!
Mark, Jill & Lucy

Carol said...

Dear Mama and Daughter
Welcome home to your life together.
Thanks for being so good about posting - I love to see the photos and read about your experience.
Zubin's Ba and Nicole's Ma

Doreen said...

Welcome home! You did just great! Now you have the next (eternal) 18 years to get it all together!!!

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Anonymous said...

Our best to you and Emme and you as you continue on your journey together!

Wishing you happiness, joy and love!


Anonymous said...

Welcome home!!!

Love Emme's patriotic dress!

Jen from Utah

Cavatica said...

Welcome home and your flag girl looks great!!!

Sharie said...

Welcome to reality! We are celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of Amelia's Forever Family day today and I remember all too well the fear of being alone with her after having my sister and niece with me in China. From one single mom to another, you're not have Emme. You'll figure it all out, TOGETHER.
I hope you BOTH get some good sleep.

Dolores and Shawn said...

Welcome home! I hope your both feeling better and rested soon.