Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sleep seems to be the only issue. I have tried shortening her naps but it is not helping. If we give her a bottle at bedtime, she sleeps until about 2 am and then she is wide awake and it is really hard to get her back to sleep. If I don't give her a bottle, she will wake up about 2-4 times before she falls into a sound sleep and sleep until about 5:30 or 6. Sigh. The sleep deprivation is killing me. So is the middle of the night rocking/ jiggling / singing. A 20 lb baby is heavy - I wish I had ordered a rocking chair.
Click here for a cute slide show series where I was trying to get a cute shot of Naomi. I can't seem to figure out how to uploade the group of pictures here. sigh.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Naomi is 10 months today!!!
I'm on a new laptop and haven't installed the camera download program so pictures to come!
Things have been really busy but we are very happy and finally settling in to a routine. Tomorrow is our 9 year anniversary!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The next morning we walked the 3 blocks to Tienanmen square. It was a great place to be that morning with all the noise and people. The perfect place to say goodbye to China.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
In the evening we went to the Beijing Circus which was really amazing! It was a bit like Cirque du Soleil but with children acrobats!
Monday, August 06, 2007
Today was the medical exam. Naomi was a real trouper and didn't cry. On the Chinese charts she is at 50% for height and 8% for weight. We have to fatten her up a bit. I think some good nutrition will go a long way. I have had some success with the formula by mixing it in to her baby food - especially into baby cereal. She weighs 7.2 kgs and she is 71 cm tall.
Tomorrow is Tian 'an men and the Forbidden City!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Tomorrow we have the medical exam in the morning, then a tea house then in the evening we are going to the Beijing Circus.
When unable to speak the local language one points and gestures. Well, a 7UP was supposed to be ordered at Dicos (local fast food joint) and seven Pepsis came along...
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Now we know what Brad Pitt feels like in the presence of paparazzi. No word of a lie, Francis gets stopped for pictures, hugs, hand-shakes, etc,… at a minimum of a dozen times per day. He is a superstar signing autographs. If we understood the Chinese language we are convinced that some fathers have proposed daughters in marriage with Francis. Super Naomi bro is very patient and understanding with Chinese folks that have never seen a little blondie boy before. Perhaps there is a kung-fu movie career for Francis in China where he can make millions of yuans per day.