What a busy day! We left for the airport at 11:30 AM. All families were ready for a day of traveling.
We arrived in Hanoi around 4 PM. Following advice given about takeoffs and landings, we had two bottles ready to be given to baby Chloe. She ate the first before we got on the plane, though. She was working on the second when we took off, and of course fell asleep soon after. She was out until we were at the gate in Hanoi. She is now referred to as the perfect traveler!
Hanoi is much different from DaNang. We got to see alot of the city on the ride to the hotel. This will be a nice place to stay for awhile.
The hotel is very big and fancy. We have alot of room for movement and keeping everyone happy. There are other adoptive families here, so this must be a popular place for waiting for Embassy appointments.
After arrival at the hotel, a hungry Chloe looked at the lobby with Daddy while Mommy had to do a half hour worth of paperwork for the appointment. We did not get to eat until 6, and by that time, we were in nitetime mode.
We have been informed that the Embassy is backlogged with paperwork. Our appointment is on Monday, and we have to wait for processing until we leave. They said not to be suprised if it takes a week. So, that would mean that our arrival in the States on the 11th might not happen. We will give you further updates on this next week, but for now, we are going into relax mode and enjoy the country of Vietnam.
Chloe is all smiles now! Be prepared to have your hearts melt. She has a large assortment of faces, smiles, sounds, and actions that will steal your heart.
Still eating great and sleeping 10-12 hours at night.
Chloe say hi to all of you and look forward to meeting you !
We miss you all.