We made it to Nanjing last night! We are in the same city as our little girl!
It wasn’t a very eventful day. We left our Beijing hotel at 11am and had a 2 hour flight to Nanjing. I am very thankful for our guides otherwise checking in at the airport and the hotel would be overwhelming. Our guide had to insist we be put in a non-smoking room at our hotel here in Nanjing. They put us in a smoking room anyway so our guide had to head back down and argue some more. But, we are settled in and I finally got a good nights sleep. It was raining in Nanjing yesterday so we weren’t able to explore much after we arrived.
We are now 7 hours away from meeting Emily! I am full of so many emotions. It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. I feel like I did the day the hospital told us we could go home with our Little Man. We waited 9 months to finally hold the little guy but then all the sudden you are responsible for this new life.
My heart also breaks for her first mom. She made a huge sacrifice in hopes of giving her daughter a better life. People here have openly shared about the one-child policy, and while I have read about it, hearing the Chinese speak of it adds a whole new dimension. I’ll post more about it later. For now, I’m excited to meet my daughter!