Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lots of Firsts

We had a surprisingly good first night. Grace slept for about eight hours, she didn't even wake up during the night. She did wake up fairly early since we put her to bed around 7:30 so we kept her up for an extra hour tonight. We shall see how tonight goes. Based on conversations with the other parents it seems like most of the babies are really good sleepers.

We are starting to pick up on some of her cues. When she is tired she makes this little moan that sounds like na-na-na-na-na. We think we finally figured out how to make her bottles how she liked them as we were able to get in around three bottles today. We went and got some baby food today and she tried some pear which she appeared to like. We actually haven't found anything that she doesn't like yet. Except maybe a bath, she had her first bath this morning and wasn't too happy about it.

We spend the morning today doing paperwork. Our first stop was Civil Affairs office to pay some fees, get a family picture taken and we were interviewed by an adoption official. The second stop was a different place but more pictures of just Grace this time. The last stop was at the notary office where we were interviewed once again and officially became Grace's parents.

Tomorrow we have kind of a free day. We are doing some sightseeing at the Teng Wang Pavillion. Only three days left in Grace's province until we leave on Friday for Guangzhou so it will be nice to get out and see a little more of the area. We will just leave you with a couple pics from today.




12 comments:

Two Pearls / New England H Family said...

What an adorable smile! She is so sweet.

Are you staying across the street from the Teng Pavilion?

Unky B said...

Awwwww, those two pics are so great! She's ADORABLE! If baths are the only thing she's been overly cranky about, I'd say you're doin' pretty good! :) That's great that she can sleep so long!

Have fun on your free day, taking in the sights with Grace!!

ann marie p said...

AHHH! I want to pinch her cutie-patootie cheeks! Enjoy the free day!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THOSE CHEEKS!!! She is so cute....what a smile!! Glad to hear everything is going well. Gracie is the buzz at work today!!!

Liz

kris said...

LOVE that smile! :) I'm glad she's a good sleeper!

Michelle said...

Oh my, I just love those cheeks! So cute, I can't stand it, I just want to squeeze her! : )

Jillian Shipulski said...

She is just gorgeous! Her first picture did not do her justice. What a heart-breaker! I just love her little smile. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Kim Febres said...

OMG she is soooooo beautiful. Jamie just told me she would babysit and play stickers with her! I told her she might have to wait a while before Gracie can have stickers. I can't wait to meet her in person and pinch those cheeks! Enjoy your last bit of time there. Congratulations!

Doreen said...

What a doll!!!! I picked up my first DD in June 02 and I can tell you that those Jiangxi girls are gorgeous but I'm biased. A big CONGRATS to you all!

Doreen in Montreal proud Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Sonia said...

OMG CONGRATULATIONS I am soooo Happy for you! I hope when you get back you are going to come and see us at the Voke! I'm dying to pinch those cheeks!

-Sonia

renee said...

Jen & Steve-

Congratulations to your addition to your family! Gracie is just the cutiest!

Renee Roberts

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Adorable!