Leaving for Korea

March 22, 2008
Saturday Night

Drew & I left for JFK at 9pm for a red eye flight to Seoul. We had had time to (sort of) recover emotionally from dropping Lulu off at Drew's sister's house. As you all know, this was particularly difficult for me since I had never been away from my Lulu Bean for more than 6 hours at most.

Up until this point it had been easy to compartmentalize what needed to be done and ignore any and all anxiety. There was nothing else for me to organize or obsess about. We were on the way to the airport to go back to the country I was born in (adopted from) to pick up our new daughter. Hmm.... anyone freaking out? Strangely not me. Although I was running the full spectrum of emotions (as I am sure Drew was too) I had a strange sense of inner calm anchoring me. I knew it was right -- everything -- returning to Korea and most importantly getting Emme. We had waited what seemed like ages. We were ready!

Making up for lost time

The next few entries will be recaps of past events. Namely traveling to Korea, Emme's first weeks home, and our trip to Disney. Enjoy!

The 4 Kings are now complete

March 26th, 2008

Emme landed safely at JFK airport. After a rocky (read: crying on an off for almost an hour) start to the flight Emme settled in for the 1
3 hour flight home. Exhausted she fell asleep in the bassinet (see photo) and had to be woken for landing. Her sweet, happy and easy going nature shone as we made our way through customs and baggage. She fell asleep again on the car ride home. So needless to say wasn't at all tired when we got home. She slept about a total of 5 hours that first night home (asleep for 3, awake for two, asleep for two).

Approximately at 5 am Emme had an explosion beyond all explosions and found herself in the bathtub for her first bath stateside. She seemed happy as a clam!


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