Trev, Ben and Zach finally have a little sister. And what an awesome baby she is. She came to us without a peep - just looked and looked at us as if she'd never seen anything like us before. She was fascinated with Marc's beard and touched it with her hands. When he kissed her she shook her head no and rubbed her face. She liked that we thought that was funny.
Back at the hotel, Marc and the other daddies had to go with our guide/adoption coordinator to do hours of paperwork. I got to play with her in the room. She only got a little weepy 2 times but was easily soothed and receptive to hugs and love. (The nannies from the orphanage LOVED her and doted on her in our presence. She got a great start at her orphanage).
She crawls, pulls up, babbles a ton, laughs. She loves toys and can really entertain herself. We had made her a picture book and that's the toy that she returns to most. She knows how to shake and bang toys to make them make noise. She claps and does a little rocking dance and sings a babbly song. She's quite amazing.
We were told she likes her bath and does she ever! I think she'd have stayed in there for much longer but the water was getting cold. After her bath she was a riot -laughing and babbling and having a blast with her toys. She'd crawl up on me and lean in - I think that was a hug. It's very strange but I really sense that she understands we are her forever family.
After post-bath play of about a half an hour, she got glassy eyes, took her bottle and konked out...allowing us to do this blog entry. We are pooped too. Off to bed we will go. We'll post some video of her soon.
So, first hours with her = A+ She's a keeper! She's wonderful! We are so blessed! Keep those prayers going - they are working!