I know that people have been impatient to see some updated photos of Peanut so here they are.
Family/Gotcha Day when we finally met Peanut and her Foster Mom. I forgot to ask her permission to post so her face has been blacked out to protect her privacy.
The first morning after the meeting. Even though she tossed and turned every which way, we were happy that she slept through the night.
First outing as a family of four to a palace near our hotel. She passed out within 15 minutes of the walk.
She finally woke up in time for a photo in front of both of our Chinese Horoscope, the Tiger.
Second morning. Not a great photo, but you can see that she was able to relax enough to play.
Our last night, right before we left for dinner with my mom’s sisters.
Our flight home… we had two seats in one row and one seat in the row behind. The woman who had the third seat wouldn’t switch with us. Thankfully, the two people where we had the one seat would.
Why thankfully aside from the obvious reasons? Peanut had really bonded with D and would not let me even touch her, let alone sit with me the first four hours of the flight. She finally let me hold her and walk around the cabin, but she would only sit with D. It would have been really hard for him to sit by himself with Peanut with no room to stretch or sit with Peanut on his lap and Soso next to him since there were points when both were needy.
Otherwise, the flight was relatively uneventful. Just incredibly tiring.
No photos yet at home… the last 36 hours have been about just trying to survive. Peanut is having trouble sleeping at night due to the time change. Last night, she literally cried on and off until the morning.
She continues to be incredibly clingy with D. I feel bad for him, but for me too. Not that this is at all about me, but even knowing intellectually that she’s not rejecting me per se, but rather she’s decided that D is her comfort person while she sorts this all out doesn’t always help the heart.
Oh well, I guess it is all for the better that she bonds with him as he is her primary caregiver for the next few months.