Gotcha Day!

February 15, 2006

We have Camille and she is amazing! We had a wonderful and very emotional morning at Jonah House, Cathwel Services....the "baby house" as Noah says. Penny Wu, the assistant director, met us at the door and took us to the nursery. One of the nurses handed Camille to us and it was love at first sight! She is beautiful and very sweet....smiling, gazing intently into our eyes, and very happy to be held tight. We spent a little while in the nursery and had the chance to meet the doctor who was making his weekly visit. We also took some photos of the babies who have families waiting for them in the States. The nursery is very clean and the staff is excellent...very loving with each of the babies. There were some very tiny babies and older babies starting to roll over and sit up. Noah enjoyed watching some of the babies during their bath time.

After our time in the nursery, we were taken downstairs to meet the birth family. The birth mother, maternal grandmother, maternal uncle and his wife met with us. It was a very emotional and meaningful meeting for all of us. The birth family is a very loving, kind, and friendly family. They had special gifts and a letter for Camille. We will stay in touch with them by sending photographs and letters with updates about Camille. It meant a lot to us to have this opportunity to meet them and we are sure it will be something special to share with Camille later on.

We are now back in the hotel room. Camille just finished her first feeding with us and is now taking a nap. We have learned that she likes to suck her thumb, watch her big brother, and loves to eat! Noah is proud to be a big brother and trying to comprehend why she doesn't walk, talk, or play soccer yet. He has been a good helper and did great during this morning's trip to the baby house. He proudly wore his "Ge Ge" sweatshirt (big brother in Mandarin). Camille has a matching bib with "Mei Mei" which means little sister. We are now a very happy family of four!
victor said...

hey lucia, you look so happy. all the best to your expanded famliy.

The Farrow's said...

YEAH!!! We are so happy for the Saperstein foursome!!!
We cannot wait to meet her..have a safe trip back home!!! Don't forget your wallet!!! ~The Farrow's

Jessica said...

Oh she is so adorable! We can't wait until you all get back to Okinawa and we get to meet her. Have a safe trip.

amazing grace said...

How sweet!!! Camille is so beautiful and I LOVE all the photos you took!

Thank you sooo much for the pictures you took of Gracen! We truly appreciate it!
Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

Leah

Hays Family said...

Congratulations to all of you!! Camille looks right at home with her new family. What a blessing. We enjoy your pictures and keeping up with all the developments.

Love, Russell, Karla, Russell III, & Emily

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you all - love, your family at Lester Family Medicine

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you! I am glad you now have a Taiwanese little girl! (I'm biased, of course) We look forward to meeting Camille. Congratulations!
- The Lius

Anonymous said...

camille is soooooo beautiful! so happy for you all.
what an amazing time!

love the mcclellan family

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