Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hut Hut to the Pizza Hut
Last night our group ventured out to Pizza Hut for a birthday party. Some of the girls just turned 1 or are turning 1 in the next few days, so we celebrated their birthdays. We also have two Moms who celebrated birthdays this week. Shout out to Suzie P - Happy Birthday (a few days late). Pizza Hut was very similar to the stuff we get in the US. Not quite as good and even greasier, but it was a little taste of home.

Today we got Gracie's passport. After filling out a bunch more paperwork (about 2 hours worth) we had a small ceremony and everyone received their baby's passports. I'll try to post a picture later.

The rest of the day is pretty relaxed - nothing planned. We have to pack up for our flight to Guangzhou tomorrow. In Guangzhou Grace will have a medical exam and receive her Visa to get in the US. We will also be able to shop til we drop. We haven't had much opportunity to shop here in Wuhan so I've got a lot of catching up to do in Guangzhou.

Grace has been very talkative. Right now she's saying mamamamamamama and dadadadada. She's very good when it's time to go to bed at night. I think we're doing a good job of wearing her out. I finally figured out the right combination of formula and cereal, so once she has a full tummy she's ready to hit the hay. She sleeps in her crib all through the night from about 7:30 until 6:30 or 7 in the morning. My baby loves to sleep!

She also loves to eat. So far the only thing she hasn't liked is mashed broccoli from the restaurant. She loves peas, carrots, noodles, bread, watermelon, pears, bananas, pizza crust, cake etc. She has quite the appetite. Apparently they match families with babies according to how much they eat. She fits right in.

Her favorite thing to do is walk while holding our hands. She would like to be constantly on the go, but bending over and walking around is hard on the back.

My next post will be from southern China where it's a cool 80 degrees and up. I'm in a constant state of sweating. Did I mention that before? I'm actually looking forward to getting home to cool weather.

That's all for now. We're trying to get our little turkey down for a nap and she's not cooperating!

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