So with the paperwork that we'd waited days to get was in our backpack as we boarded a plane with Henry for the first time. Nothing about the plane ride phased him, and in fact he even sat on my lap for a portion of the ride. Of course I was offering him animal crackers, but both Jenn and I will take what we can get at this point.
Without much of a meaningful nap because of our travels, Henry was tired and grouchy as we rode our bus to the Hotel China. It's a very nice hotel. The rooms are smaller than our Zhengzhou hotel, but Jenn and I decided two days ago that we'd rather have a smaller room with WiFi than the other way around. After a pieced-together dinner for Henry, he went to bed at 7:00 and cried until about 7:02. As I'm writing this paragraph at 7:20am, he's still sleeping.
We haven't yet formed an opinion of Guangzhou, but it's hard to imagine we won't like it better than Zhengzhou. On tap this week are: Henry's physical on Monday, our consulate appointment at the end of the week, and a few tours in between. There will be even more downtime (blah) this week because it is a waiting process at this point. But, that'll give us more bonding time with Henry and more photo opportunities... and along with these, more laughs.
Jenn and I got to Skype with Grandpa Doug, Grandma Paulette, Lincoln and Lydia last night. Lydia, we've learned, is sleeping nearly 2 hours longer at Grandma's house. Unbelievable. And both of them appear to be doing very well in our absence. Wow, do we miss them.