Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day 2 in Ethiopia -We've Got Our Boy!

This trip is crazy!  We both took Ambien again last night, and it seems that we have adjusted to the time change now.  We are just exhausted for all of the activity and the emotions.

This morning we had our paperwork party where will filled out 3 more forms for the US to grant us a visa for Meteku.
Amy Lusse passed out a motion sickness drug that begins with a "B."  All of the folks who partook did much better in the car today including William.  William definately had motion sickness.

Then, we went shopping.  We got lots of good stuff!  It was fun, but we found the haggling over prices to be taxing.  Just give us a fair price already!  But, it is the way here!  Too funny! Rachel is brutal.  I would have loved to have Lenka with us too!

We went to the Hilton to straighten out our seats on the Ethiopian Air flight home.  They have a service center there.  The Wempes' baby's ticket had be CANCELED, so it was good that we went!  We also had lunch.  That place is really nice! 

In the late afternoon, we finally got the the transition home where we had the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, gave our nannies gifts, and gathered our babies! 

Meteku fell asleep in the sling and slept all of the very bumpy way to the hotel.  He enjoyed exploring the room.  Meteku is so sweet and so smart!!  He got a bath in the wet bar and got greased up and some PJs.  He took a bottle and a half and fell asleep next to me in the bed.  When I went to get up, he reached out for me not to go.  It just melted my heart.  We am here for him now. 


the Steiger's said...

I wish I was there with you!!!
I am so happy for you. Thank you so much for updating!!!
love, Lenka

Lori said...

We are so happy for you! Congrats on the big day! Sending hugs to you!

beBOLDjen said...

Amazing. So glad he's in your care permanently now!! Get some rest ;)

Jori said...

YEA!!! So glad you have him in your arms and all is well! Get some rest!!
love ya, jori

Anonymous said...

You will want to crash when you get home I'm sure. It may take all three grandparents to help.
Love you much


Kiki:) said...

Ohhhh...glad you had the Bonine (yayyy Amy!!:) for motion sickness. Keep guzzling the water...you're most likely feeling the results of altitude sickness, too. Guzzle!!!
Its so precious to know you are in the room right now sleeply (prayerfully) sweetly with Benaiah! He is sooo precious! We can't wait to see more pics:)))
We are praying that your US Emb. appt. goes smoothly!!
love you lots,

Rob & Candy said...

crying tears of joy. I cannot wait to meet him, so happy for you all.

Beth said...

You am there for him, eh? Sorry, I couldn't resist. It is beyond wonderful, amazing, miraculous to see Benaiah with his parents.

Bet William took Bonine. Miraculous stuff, that. Not so much for nursing mamas though.

The Gnome Knitters are watching your story unfold. I can't wait for you to come home with that precious boy!

Anonymous said...

This is just so wonderful! Benaiah looks to be just exactly where he belongs!!

Lots of Love,
Aunt Patti

Jaime said...

wow! your son bonding with you so soon! those moments melt a momma's heart.

Jean said...

So happy for you guys! Glad that William is feeling better too. We can't wait to see MORE photos. hehe

Safe travels,

Jenica said...

You've made me teary eyed! I am so happy for you guys. Can you believe it's real?! Congratulations!!!

The Kingstons said...

Congratulations on surviving that long wait & to finally having your precious boy in your arms. We are so happy for you.
Safe travels till you arrive home in NC. Hope to see y'all some day soon. :)
Love, The Kingstons

Anonymous said...

so cool! thanks for posting - so awesome that he already knows that he belongs with you!

Apryl said...

It sounds wonderful! Glad everyone is feeling good and all is going well! Thanks for letting us know how you are doing--we get worried over here, you know?!

Praying for you as you finish your week (and def. for the flight home!).
much love, apryl

Andrea said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!! SO great to see him in your arms. Praying for the rest of your trip.