Here are some more pictures from yesterday as well as well as one from this morning. Last night we had our best night of rest yet. All three children slept all through the night. Ellie cried out once or twice and after patting her on her back, she went back to sleep. She is doing well. She makes good eye contact with us, reaches for mom more than dad right now, but she will let either of us hold her. She loves the beach ball and the stacking cups. She adores Fulton and goes to him and grabs hold of his shirt or hand like "come play with me!" She also has done that w/ David. She likes their silly play. She and Lilly are doing well together. Lilly is sharing her mommy well although she has said "my mommy" a few times. Ellie is eating well, but she can not really suck so I'm still figuring out how to best get fluids in her. Since her lip was repaired only 6 weeks ago, she probably doesn't know how to use her lip if that makes sense. She also may not have much muscle strength there yet.
We do need prayer for a certain problem: The Civil Affairs Office here handles getting the adopted child's Chinese passport. Our agency thought we could get it on Monday and then get to Guangzhou for our Consulate appointment which is Tuesday. Now the Civil Afairs Office is saying we can't get the passport until Tuesday which would mean we have to reschedule the Consulate Appointment. It seems to be a bit of a scam b/c certain families or agencies can get their children's passports early if they used a certain Chinese Travel Agency to book their hotels, etc. Our agency is working on all this and has been in touch w/ the US Consulate. We are praying that we can still leave on Friday so please pray with us.
Shlby, Katie, and Ethan: We miss you all very much! We are ready to come home.