First of all Payne is doing amazingly well. He has accepted his new sister with open arms. He talks to her, gets her toys, shares his toys, and accepts that I need to hold Evie all the time. On the first night we had her, she wanted to get down to see what he was doing. She really didn't like me since I'm the one the nanny handed her to so she got down by him~
She would watch him and do what he did~
He would talk to her and she listened~
When I reached down to pick her back up, she actually hid behind him as if he was her protector. Already starting to bond.
Yesterday when we returned back from our long journey we made a pallet on the floor with all the toys. I sat her down for a brief moment that she would let me and snapped a few shots of them~
This was the closest we got to a smile~
and you know what? We WILL take it!!! :)
Today we were supposed to go to the zoo but I decided it was just too much to go out again today. We went down for breakfast, came back up and facetimed all the kids, and made a picnic on the floor for lunch~
We did get our first smiles from Evie today when Scott blew up the beach ball and brought out the bubbles...
We weren't able to blow bubbles, hold Evie, and take photos but believe me she has a smile that can light up a room!
When she is secure enough to get down, we will take some photos.
Things to know about Evie~
~She will not let me put her down
~She does not like to have her clothes off
~She does not want me to go near the bed
~Scared to go to sleep so I have to hold her until she is sleeping deep and then she sleeps on top of me for a long time
~Will not nap unless she's in my arms and right now she's in my arms tapping my computer as I write
~When I finally have her undressed, she loves to play in the bath taking little drops of soap into her hand to rub all over herself
~She does not say a word except Chinese for no (a begging no)
~She understands our guide and communicates with her eyes
~She completely listens to Payne and does what he says
~She likes her bottle and is teeny tiny
~She wears 12-18 mth clothes... and they are too big
~She is potty trained but needs to be in a diaper
~She has a stubborn streak but thankful for that... she's got spirit
~Loves to eat eggs, raisins, noodles, but no vegetables
~At times she just cries and cries... deep crying for what she knew
~Holds onto all she has now... me.
God is good!
She's precious beyond words and we are SO thankful she is in our arms so her soul can begin to sing out of her heart. We are seeing glimpses but they are seldom and few. We are thankful for each one and know in time she will live through the grieving and continue the bonding. Thank you for prayer, comments, and encouragement.
Blessings and love!