Thursday, April 29, 2010

We're up!

Well, after a 3 or 4 hour sleep I was up wide awake this morning at 5:00 a.m.; even after taking a sleeping pill the doctor gave me!  Eddie was still snoozing pretty good, so tonight I may have to try his pills...he took 2 of "something" and it seems to have worked better.  It is my intention to stay up today all day so I will sleep tonight and be on China time from here on out.  We'll see how that goes!!

This morning since I'm dressed and read at 6 a.m. I had some time to get on my blog (which works by the way!...so Danielle I was able to post this myself!  Not sure how long that will last. ) I've added some pictures from the last two days.  They aren't real exciting, but will give you some idea of what's going on.


Leaving at the Nashville Airport...I think the whole big red suitcase of Eddies has power bars, peanut butter, bread, peanuts, etc.  He is really freaked out about the food situation and has already eaten 5 of his power/protein bars!

Waiting to depart...getting the last bit of emails and texts in before the journey!

Enjoying my last treat from America for a while...Godiva Truffles and a Diet Coke with lots of ice!!!  delicious!


Airplane mean #1...shrimp cocktail, salad, roll, bbq chicken w/ cheese grits, and a brownie.  It wasn't bad at all, but you can see from the size of the meal that Eddie was looking around wondering where the 'real food' was stored!!  We were so hungry at this point b/c we had no time for any snacks  since we left home and it was probably around 4 or 5 p.m. when we ate this.  After this meal they served a midnight snack of a cheese sandwich and grapes, then @ breakfast we had eggs, sausage, potatoes.  All on this flight from Detroit to Tokyo.  Then on the Tokyo-Beijing flight we had another small meal like this one.  Obviously since I've discussed the food for a whole paragraph here, you can see that is very important to us!!!!!!!!!!!

Going through inspection.  We made it!!!  This was a very calm and quiet process.  I was expecting chaos in the airport, but it was really nice and orderly.  The Tokyo airport was as well.  It was very clean and "zen" like.  It could have been the time of day we were there (night), but the workers were all very nice and cordial.

The hotel is nice, frankly we are so happy to be here we aren't too choosy!  We've probably already run up a $50 tab on bottled water between us b/c we haven't had time to go to a store yet.  So we're drinking all the water that is in our room.  The beds are a bit hard, but I was expecting that.  There is a nice, deep soaking tub that I was looking forward to getting in this morning.  It felt great after 2 days of travel to soak in warm water!

I'm about to head to breakfast and see if any of our travel mates are there as well.  Eddie got up and just got back in the bed so apparently his pills are still working...

Not sure what all we will do and see today, but I'm sure it will be an adventure!!

13 comments:

Becky said...

Lord, thank you for traveling mercies. I pray that Amy will especially be well rested. Thank you for giving her Molly and I pray that You will also begin to prepare Molly for all the changes about to take place. As Amy travels through China, I ask that she will be able to delight in the birthplace of her daughter and become burdened for the many souls that do not know You. Keep each of them close to You, safe and secure, and at peace. Amen

Laurie said...

Great to hear news from China. Yahoo!! Glad things are going well so far. :) And can I just say that I think it's VERY cool your brother is there with you! You'll be making memories to last a lifetime. I bet your mom is thrilled to see you guys together on this journey.

Brittany said...

I am so happy for you! I can't wait to read more about your trip and can't wait to see pictures of Molly!

The Design Girl said...

Ahh! So crazy that you're really in CHINA and that in a few days Molly will be IN YOUR ARMS. I'm so excited!!!!!

Tricia Thompson said...

Glad you made it Amy! 2 a.m. was our time up for the first two days. I hope you can get the sleep cycle situated but if you don't you will be running on adrenaline when you get Molly that you will be fine.

How many more sleeps until you get her? Counting down the hours yet? Have a blast and keep the updates coming. Don't forget to write down your thoughts about getting so close to Molly. She will probably like to read it when she is older.

I am so proud of you! It is such a big step in your life and I am glad to be fortunate enough to follow along with you.

Tricia

The Raudenbush Family said...

Great first set of pictures! Glad to hear you were able to get to your blog--it may go in and out though. Expect to wake up early for the next day or two. Don't know why that happens when you feel like you could sleep forever. :) Can't wait to hear about the fun stuff you are doing!
Kelly

Angie said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! So glad you are there safe! So...what did you use to bypass the blogger block? Wondering if I can try that...
Hope you are enjoying your day and can rest well tonight...feels so strange that I am getting ready to go to bed...and you are just getting started...

Future Mama said...

Awww, good luck bringing your baby girl home!! Praying it all goes well! You have such a beautiful growing family!

KatieB. said...

Glad to hear things are going well! And, that you'll be blogging from there :) Enjoy the day!

Amy said...

Yay Amy! Glad to see that you guys are about to experience a little Chinese culture. Praying for your journey. If Eddie can hang on until he gets to Guangzhou, he'll be able to eat Western food there.

Dan and Karen said...

Welcome to China! So glad to read you made it safely to your hotel and have had some sleep. Can't wait for Molly Day!

Candace said...

I have read every word. I couldn't sleep the night before you left, I can't stop thinking about you and Molly. I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.
I am so glad Eddie is there with you... and I know you are too.
This really is your AMAZEING JOURNEY!
love candace

RM @ LMMP said...

I am reading backwards through your posts of being in China and I'd like to say...

1, Congratulations on your amazing and adorable little girl! You are one lucky mommy!

2, Thank you so much for documenting this for waiting parents! I love seeing all the photos and information!

The photos are just great and so cute!

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