We’re finally home! We arrived at O’Hare around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14th after about 20 hours of grueling travel. Sheehan slept for about 8 of those hours. The other times he was mostly delightul, but there were a few moments of kicking and screaming, due to him not getting his way.
Grandpa & Grandma Hall were waiting at the airport to pick us up. They had to wait for about an hour so we could go through customs and immigration. Sheehan became a U.S. Citizen yesterday upon entry into the country!
Sheehan then got his first ride in a car seat. He fell asleep after a little fidgeting. He LOVES his highchair and didn’t want to be taken out after we got home. We love the Bjorn Bib because it catches all the food he drops and Sheehan can hide his bananas and spoon in there too. He enjoyed Grandpa Hall’s goofiness and Grandma Hall’s attention. They watched our home while we were gone and organized and fixed things for us. It was amazing and such a delight to come home to! They also had the kitchen table set up with presents and decorations for Kate and Sheehan for their birthdays.
So far Sheehan and Lolita (the cat, aka. Fuzzy Kitty) seem to be getting along ok. I was concerned that she would hide or worse, hiss at him. She hisses at Fleurette when she comes over, but I think that’s because Fleurette is not afraid of fuzzy kitties because she has one. Sheehan points at her and says meow-meow. He is tentative about going up to her unless we are holding him. I think Lolita likes it that way. So, she has been around a lot and is very excited that we are home to pet and love on her.
Kate is heading to the doctor today. Her cold has gotten worse from lack of sleep and jet lag. Her throat and ears are still really bothering her. She’s grateful to be able to visit a doctor in the States.
We hope all of you have enjoyed following along on our blog while we’ve been in China picking up Sheehan. We will probably be posting regularly (I’m not sure what regularly means yet) on this site for anyone interested in checking in. I know that grandparents want to stay posted on what Sheehan is doing. Thanks for everyone’s comments! It was so awesome to have this kind of communication going on in China and to know that so many of our friends and family were supporting and praying for us!!! Thank you!