So, by now you realize that we have successfully maneauvered from one province in China to another province in China -- with a 4-year-old -- via airplane. J and I were scared to death about how Jesse Yong would be on the flight yesterday. But he loved it! Wanted the window seat so he could see better.
We're still concerned about the LONG LONG LONG plane ride home. Hopefully he'll be OK using an airplane toilet (ack!!!). Plus hopefully he'll sleep for a good chunk of it. I'm hoping we have enough to entertain him. He does like just watching the clouds out the window, so that can eat up some time! ;)
Jesse Yong is responding to his new name. We mix it up for him and he seems OK with it.
He is really starting to like me more and more. Asks me to sit next to him and do things for him. Likes me to play with him. Today we went to the park and I showed him how to play on some of the toys. He LOVED it. And I love getting less of the evil eye and push-aways.
I have to say the adjustment seems to be going more smoothly. We've gone through huge swells of stress and anxiety and bewilderment, but it seems to be evening out a lot more. THANK YOU for the prayers and well wishes. You can't even imagine what a support it has been to us.
We are sooooo ready to be back in America! What a very, very, very long trip. This last leg of the journey is better than we expected, though, and we're enjoying it more than we thought we would, so it will end up being a pleasant end to our adoption journey.
To all of you who have been writing encouraging words via our blog or e-mail: Thank you! It's a lifesaver! We look forward to seeing many of you again soon. It's hard to believe we leave for home in just a few more days....