Emailed from China, Oct. 25, 2015:
It is funny how nervous/excited I was waiting for this moment. Totally different from my other adoptions and I’m not sure why. Maybe because we had to work so hard to prove to China that we deserved this treasure! I am still in awe that she is mine and that she will come home with me in less than two weeks and sleep in her very own bed that has been waiting for her for over a year. She will wear all the pretty little clothes that have been just waiting to be worn by such a little Princess! It is surreal, like a wonderful dream come true!
I brought her a toy remote control that lights up and plays music and it was a total hit although she uses it like a phone and knows exactly what it is for! She came to me right away and I picked her up and hugged and kissed her and she just looked at me. I’m sure she was trying to figure out what was going on but she was great. They prepared her well. She said mama to me right away; they obviously had been practicing! I brought out a baby doll for her and she took it and kissed it and patted it. Very sweet. She has my heart!
She is totally potty trained. They still give her a bottle three times a day with formula and rice cereal in it. I didn’t think to bring a bottle for a 6 year old so she ate it off a spoon today and was fine. We will get a bottle tomorrow for while we are here but once we are home she will switch to a cup. We ordered fried rice from Pizza Hut for her and she ate it with a spoon and did great and also drank from a cup for me.
She is talking some although I cannot understand her:). She seems to be doing very well developmentally. She copies us when we play and was obviously very well cared for.
The director and two nannies came with to bring her and it was obvious they loved her!
My daughter looked up some of Journey’s photos to show them. Did she have something with her eye? They remembered her and were happy to see her recent photos.
Thank you again for seeing the treasure of this little girl! She is going to do great things!