Tuesday, November 6, 2007

We Have a Daughter

It is official...she is ours! We got up this morning and drove over to the civil affairs office and signed all of the paper work.

We had a good night last night. We have two twin beds in our room so I started out with Ava and Derek slept in the other bed. She is a little squirmy and actually fell off of the bed at one point in the night. The beds are really low to the ground though and she made a little noise, I picked her up and she went right back to sleep. After that, I was worried she was going to fall out again so I kept my arm around her. Sometime in the night Derek and I switched so I could sleep. She likes to rub the sheet between her thumb and index finger while going to sleep. She woke up happy as can be!

After the civil affairs office, we celebrated with a trip to Walmart. Their walmart is huge! A lot more food then we have. Charlene, I saw a package of chicken feet right by the register. I guess that is one of their impulse shopping items! I can probably go back if you want me to pick some up for you!

When we got back, we ordered room service and again, she ate like I have never seen a child eat. She can put away a lot of food for a little person!!! The only thing she doesn't seem to like (other then toothpaste) are sweets. After lunch we all took a much needed nap! We then went to the swimming pool. I don't think she has ever had a bathing suit on. She couldn't seem to figure out the top. She kept trying to pull it down. She really had a good time in the water. We'll post some pictures in a little bit.

She is so funny. She gives everyone a smile and makes funny faces all of the time. She loves to give kisses and she loves to try and feed us or give us her sippy cup. There must have been some younger babies with her in foster care. She and Derek are in bed now...he could hardly get her to sleep b/c she kept wanting to give kisses. I think we have another good one!

We are having a great time getting to know our new daughter!


Magi said...

It sounds like another great day. I'm jealous that you got to go to Wal-mart. We never made it to one. We did get to a couple markets though, so I can't complain too much.

We need more photos!

Sophia's Mama said...

I am so happy you are having a easy transition she sounds delightful...

Susan Rizzo

Michael and Denise said...

She is beautiful! It sounds like she has adjusted well. I bet the boys are so excited to spoil their little sister!

Jessdine said...

Can't wait to meet her!

I want pics!!!

Lily Kate's Mom said...

I echo the requests for more photos!! We love hearing about Ava, but we need pictures:)

Love ya!

Susan & Johnny

Camille said...

This is just the most wonderful, exciting thing ever. Congradulations to you all. She is beautiful!!! I can't wait to meet her. Thank you so much for sharing this expereince. Be safe, much love and can't wait for you to get back!