She's officially ours!
Oh yes she is!
This morning started off okay. We had placed Havi in her crib last night while she slept. She woke up in it without crying. We got dressed and headed downstairs for breakfast. She ate two bites of her rice before she decided to start looking for her foster mother. We quickly finished up and headed back upstairs.
We had a low key morning in the hotel because we had the paperwork to finalize Havi's adoption to do in the afternoon. Diaper changes are super tough on our little girl. She cries for her foster mother. It's so sad to watch. The whole concept of a diaper is so foreign to her.
Patrick and Madeline ventured outside the hotel in search of snacks and lunch. Caleb had a great time playing with his littlest sister.
I love this shot above, despite how out of focus it is, because I find that crooked little smile irrestible.
Once Patrick and Madeline returned home, we had to eat some lunch and get ready to meet our guide.
The paperwork took an extremely long time. Caleb and Madeline were such troopers hanging in there.
Havi had a good stash of snacks to keep her occupied.
She ended up falling asleep on the drive back to the hotel. It was almost 5:00pm by then. So we were all pretty exhausted. Patrick headed back out (surprise surprise) to find some dinner and batteries for the Leapster. The lack of functioning batteries triggered a pretty big grieving episode for our little girl. She cried pretty hard for her foster mother and kept tapping at the window and pointing toward the door. It is so heartbreaking to watch. She eventually cried herself to sleep. Then when Patrick returned, he helped me move her to the bed.
Today was pretty rough for our littlest dumpling. She grieved a lot more today than yesterday. That said, she also laughed a lot. Caleb and I showed her how to kiss. So now she reaches her face up to me so I can kiss her. She also got a big kick out of me smothering her left arm with kisses.
Tomorrow we head to Pingyao, an ancient Chinese city about an hour and a half outside the city center. We should be gone a good part of the day. Please pray for our little girl, that diaper changes will get easier and that she will eat more during meal times.