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Monday, August 20, 2012

Meeting Jia

- On Sunday we started pacing the room about 2:00. Our guide had assured us that she would call us at 3:00 and bring Jia to our room. Right on time the phone rang! Within 2 minutes there was a knock at the door. When I opened it there stood this tiny little girl that was wondering what was going on. She shed a few tears and then that was the end of it. I carried her over to her toys and she has been happy ever since! She is very smart and quick to learn. Her palate is as bad as they come so she just makes a lot of sounds as apposed to words. Trust me she has no problem getting her point across! She has the biggest personality which we had expected by the funny pictures we had received of her. Right now as we speak she is literally climbing up my husband and making him flip her backwards onto the bed.

Jia likes to play the hairbow game. Ya know the one where i put a bow in her hair she pulls it out then gives it back to me only to point to her head and demands that I try again.

She loves her shoes. She does not want to take them off. If one of her shoes comes off she sits down and waits for someone to put it back on.

She is a mommy's girl most of the time until she is tired then only daddy will do. She pops her 2 fingers in her mouth and off to dream land she goes. She takes a nap and sleeps all night in her crib.

Jia is a human garbage disposal! She loves her snacks! When the orphanage reps brought her they said that she could drink from a straw but we had brought some sippy cups that she can bite and make the milk come out. She won't touch a straw.
Drum roll please!........ She is halfway potty trained! She woke up from her nap today and started fidgeting with her diaper so i sat her on the potty and presto!
She loves the mirror and giggles and smiles most of the time. She is very busy all the time and points at everything so that you will tell her what it is. Jia loves to take a bath! I think she would stay in there all day if she could.
All this and she has been with us for just over 24 hours! I am sure she has plenty more crazy where that came from!
Today all the paper work was completed and she is officially ours! Signed sealed and delivered. The rest of the week we will spend just hanging out and sightseeing here in Nanchang. On Friday we will fly to Guanzhou and her consulate appointment is on the 27th. We will fly out of Hong Kong on the 29th.
Lot's more to come............
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  1. Oh my gosh she is absolutely precious!!! I am so happy for you and for her!

    Have a safe trip home!


  2. Yay! She's beautiful. Love seeing her in your arms.

  3. Hi guys,
    congratulation on your daughter! So reminds me of ours (we got our Mei 3 months ago). She was the same with naps and sleeping. Have I asked you if yours daughter Chinese name was Feng Qiu Man? Our Mei had foster sister born 1/2011 with CL/CP. And yes they have same habits. Foster mom gave Mei some good potty training. She is out of the diapers now at her 18 months. Not completely my doing there, but I worked with her from day one - since she new.
    Eva (EAT on RQ)