Here she is! We were sitting at the adoption registration office filling out paperwork waiting for Xiao Hua - Willow to arrive when all of a sudden in pop two women with the sweetest little girl you have ever seen. As I stood up and took her from the woman she began to cry... a little kitten cry, ever so soft. I thought oh, this must be her ayi from the orphanage. It wasn't. It was just a woman who drove with the director. In 3 hours Xiao Hua had already bonded with her. I knew that she would bond with me easily. You may not see it from the pictures but Willow is so very tiny. She was like a little rag doll in my arms.... just heaven. Her skin is very fair and her hair brown. her eyes are like that of a little puppy and invite you into their depths. She was very sad and confused but observant, noticing and taking in everything around her. In her report it says she is extroverted. I wondered about this until I was filling out the adoption application. As I sat writing with her on my lap her delicate foot came up and began kicking at the paper. No smile, just action. :) Oh, she is just so perfect... How blessed I am. How did I get so lucky? God has special plans for this little one.
Willow loves the Praise Baby DVD! Willow also LOVES the mirror... she's simply fabulous. ;o) I popped a couple of these teeny, sweet milk rice balls into her mouth and fed her some swan nai ( liquid yogurt) with a straw. I hope she is good an hungry in the morning. I can tell she will be a velcro baby as she did not want me to even set her down for a moment. Lucky me!
She is very raspy, but is not coughing so think she will be fine until we get back home. Daphne, my rep, is concerned. A little one in her last group had pneumonia and had to go to the hospital everyday for an IV.
Teresa and Jimmy, on Xiao Hua's papers it says: Who is her best friend? Answer: Zhou XiaoTian. :o) We are still trying to get permission to go to the orphanage. The director at first said no, they are doing construction, but my rep told her the story about how Tian Tian and Zhen Zhen are coming to live in the same town and she said maybe. We will know today when we ask again.
Well, It is 1:00 am and I must try to sleep. In the morning we have two civil affairs appointments.
One bad thing about traveling alone.... no one to take pictures! My rep tried to take a couple, but she had all that paperwork to do.
Sorry for the poor, sloppy post and pictures... It has been a long, happy, exciting, joyous, perfect day and I am good and tired.
My first glimpse...
Willow with mama and adoption application..... isn't she just total sweetness?
sleeping Willow... she scruched her face when I took this.. lo