Friday afternoon we flew from Nanjing to Guangzhou, where the American consulate is. I was nervous about his first plane ride, as he doesn't sit still very long at a time! There are no seat belts here, so when we are driving in the van he is free to roam and change seats. I had the guide explain to him that he needed to sit in his chair on the airplane, and he nodded his head. He was very excited to see all the airplanes at the airport, and watched contentedly out the window for a while as we waited for our flight. Some airport workers were interested in him, and asking him many questions. We of course didn't understand any of this, but were watching. At one point he pointed to me and said, "Mama" and to Brian, "Baba." Finally he got out his adoption book (book of photos we had sent ahead of time with our family information) and showed it to them. Wish I knew exactly what was said! When the airplane took off he was so excited; he was grinning from ear to ear! He very much enjoyed the plane ride!
The medical exam went pretty well. It wasn't too busy when we got there, but was crazy full of people by the time we left. We were sure glad we went early! The doctor wasn't very gentle with him, but he handled it fairly well. Brian was able to hold him the whole time. He didn't need any shots, just a TB test.