Things here are going so well. Lily is still having issues with daddy, but we are working on it. She had lots of fun playing with him today. It will be much easier, I think, once we get home and get settled in there. Lily had her medical appointment this morning. She did very well. We had to go to 3 different rooms. First a Dr. listened to her heart, checked her body to make sure she looked ok and measured her head circumference...17 inches. Then we went to another Dr. who checked her ears (ear wax build up but no infection...yeah!), checked her eyes and stuck a tongue depressor in her mouth. She didn't care for that too much but she did very well. Last was the nurse who checked her weight (15.7 lbs...much smaller than we expected), her length (I forget now...but she is tall!) and her temp (96.8). She hated all of that because they had to take her and she doesn't like being taken from me. But she was a trooper! Afterwards we got to go shopping on Shaiman Island. It is really nice there...so many shops full of cute baby things. They are all standing in the doorways just waiting for us new parents! Of course we got her a couple of new dresses and 2 pairs of shoes. She is so much fun to shop for!
The most exciting thing happened at lunch today...she fed herself for the first time! I'll post pictures below so you can see. Let me just tell you now...this girl LOVES watermelon! Hopefully I'll be able to continue posting. If not, Jenny has been so kind as to offer to continue if I can't...thank you Auntie Jenny! Enjoy the pictures of the most beautiful baby ever!:o)
(There are lots more pictures at http://www.pbase.com/robertsphotos/china_2007 and
Lily practicing with the chopsticks.
Lily's favorite game...blowing raspberries!
Playing peek-a-boo with her Nai Nai.
Some of the families in our group waiting to see the Doctors.
Lily and Mommy playing while we wait.
Lily sitting all by herself on the famous red couch at the White Swan hotel. She usually cries when we sit her by herself. She was such a good girl!
Mommy, Lily, Daddy and Laura, Annalise and Michael...a very sweet couple in our travel group. We've been together for the whole trip...our girls are from the same orphange in Jiangxi.