Wide-eyed

Mademoiselle Giselle is spending more time wide-eyed and less time sleeping (or should I say, more time eating as I type with my laptop propped on my boppy pillow) so we I finally have a few photos of her beautiful eyes! 

The past few weeks have been both glorious and arduous. The glorious part was when Jim took 6 days off work.  Having four adults and two children made the first week much like a dream. I hardly felt like I had just had major abdominal surgery by the end of his vacation.

We celebrated Giselle’s birthday with the Martinez family and Jameson and Giselle exchanged gifts. Jameson loves that Giselle gave him “Spencer” one of “Thomas’ the Train’s” friends. We also spent our first Sunday together at Century Park, as the weather was lovely.

The arduous part began last week when Jim went back to work and Giselle began to wake up more throughout the night. That is not a big deal except that I began to have a fever on Sunday that just would not go away.

Yesterday Jim and I went to the U.S. Consulate with Giselle to apply for her U.S. passport. One can imagine just how chaotic that task could be. Unfortunately, I still had a raging fever and was seeing stars from time to time. In spite of having to wake Giselle up for another attempt at getting a new photo for her passport (poor dear) and calling our friends in the States to send us a photo of our marriage certificate A.S.A.P. (thank you Dustin and Steph!) I just found out that our application was received and is going through. We should be able to pick up the passport in 10 business days. At that time we have to apply for her visa, which will take another five business days. If you are doing the math in your head, you can tell that everything has to go as planned in order for us all to be on a plane on July 1st.

By the time we returned home from our trip to the consulate my fever had spiked to 104 so I went in to see the doc (again). They took a few tests and discovered that my white blood cell count was quite high indicating an infection. Since I had been taking ibuprofen and Tylenol for three days and my fever was still high, my internal doctor chose to give me antibiotics intravenously.

Although I was still a mess yesterday, my fever finally broke last night and I feel like a new person today. I am hoping and praying that I can stay well over the next few weeks so that we may move on July 1st. There is much to be done here, but I am doing my best to take photos and post them whenever possible!

In China an infant is considered 1 year old when they are born,
so this was Giselle's first Chinese Birthday part
 

Grandma is going home on Friday,
Although my dad will be happy to have her home,
we shall all miss grandma dearly!
 

I do not have many photos of our wide-eyed baby girl
so I stole a few photos from my mother's camera
 

This was definitely glorious!
(although you can see I am keeping an eye on Jameson and not the camera)



Jameson had another gift for Giselle...



Giselle's first flower from her brother... so glorious!



I had to include the gift-flower in Giselle's one-week-portrait



I will do my best to take more photos of those gorgeous eyes!
But Giselle is so cute when she is sleeping, who can resist?

2 comments

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Happy first Birthday Giselle! Praying over your paperwork! Love you all!

    Happy first Birthday Giselle! Praying over your paperwork! Love you all!

  • Lori

    Lori

    Thank you Lisa, you would know just how tricky and time sensitive all of the paperwork seems to be. Xoxo

    Thank you Lisa, you would know just how tricky and time sensitive all of the paperwork seems to be. Xoxo

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