This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Going Strong

So as soon as Jon put her in her very first bath....she pee'd all in the water. She's watching herself pee in her bath right here. So cute. So we had to start all over.
She is such an easy baby. Loves her bath, loves everything...getting up, eating, empty bottles of tea, paper bags, sleeping, TV, everything. She even doesn't mind when I pour water over her head. Love this little girl
All clean after her first bath. Isn't that just adorable.
She doesn't mind being in the stroller. Although I don't think she really "likes" b/c she's so quite when she's in there, but she doesn't cry. Of course she likes being held and played with much more. She does NOT however like the carrier. We tried to put her in the front carrier, for bonding and such and she did cry then. So back to carrying her or putting her in the stroller for long treks.
Claire is a very easy baby. She smiles at everything. She likes to wake up, she is obsessed with the TV, she is amused so easily. She sleeps so long we actually wake her up in the morning so she won't stay up too late. But she doesn't mind that. She's right on task developmentally. She wasn't really crawling at first, but I'm not sure if that was just that she was stunned or not. She's crawling now and will go to us so she can pull up and practice walking. At first she would just let us pick her up, but now she's actually lifting her arms for us and looks for us when we walk out of the room. She's going to be a Daddy's girl, I can tell.
The birthmother meeting is tomorrow. Our AIT appointment is August 7th, which means we're here for the duration. We're going to see if they can move it up, but I doubt it. I finally got some sleep last night after some help with excedrin pm. It was the first time I'd really slept. Jon and Claire on the other hand have no problems sleeping. That's it for now.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The smiles say it all. Can't wait until Claire meets the rest of the family.

Grandpa J

Annie said...

I'm so happy for you. I love the picture of Claire with her Daddy after her bath. Jon looks so happy and Claire, of course, is super cute.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so happy for you guys!! I know that you have waited for a long time for this.
She is absolutely darling.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...all feels right with the world right now. SO happy for you all.
Jan

Jennifer, Billy,Samantha and Taylor said...

I love the peeing in the tub photo. That is adorable! She is perfect. You even have a little blow up tub for her. Awwww. Have a wonderful time meeting her mom tomorrow.

Malou said...

AWWWW, she is so CUTE!!! Love that the 3 of YOU are finally a one big happy family. Happy returns here in the US.

Sarah k said...

Loving reading about Claire. I am sure she will love her "other" stroller at home much better. She is just too cute hon! I will pray for you for the birth mom meeting. I know that has to be nerve wracking as we are facing the same thing when we get Jo... I hope it goes well and that you have a wonderful time learning about Claire's birth family and that you take a huge piece of knowledge with you.

taiwanbaby said...

So happy to see the pictures of your beautiful family. What an awesome day that must have been. Cormac slept alot too the first few days. I think that is how he handled the stress of everything being new. What a total cutie. You look like naturals at the mommy and daddy stuff.

Cari

Just Us said...

Love the shot of Jon in the tub with Claire as she watched herself pee in there. Too cute...those are seriously one of many kodak moments!! Enjoy. Kristie

Anonymous said...

she is so cute! What a wondeful life you and your hubby will give her. He looks so happy in that picture. I can't wait to see pictures of her in her pretty new room.

Jana

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog for a good 6 months now, and it brings tears to my eyes seeing your family now. We are currently in the waiting stage for a referral from Taiwan and can't wait for the day we have a daughter also. I love reading your blog because I have similar thoughts/expressions/questions going through my head that you had during this wait time. Have a safe trip home. We are very happy for your family.

Suzy

4Bussells said...

She looks very comfortable as your daughter. I love the first bath incident. I'm sure it's not the last time that'll happen. :P

Anonymous said...

Ann,
she is so adorable. Haven't seen you look so happy and relaxed. Have a great time. Kathryn and I can't wait to see her in person. Danette

Tisra said...

Such great first moments! You're a natural with the stroller and the baby bath! Good job guys! :-)

Sarah said...

What a little sweetheart. I'll be thinking of you... hope that the birmother meeting goes well and you'll have lots of history to share with Claire as she grows.

Kristin said...

OMG!!! It's been so long since I've been here... how WONDERFUL for you!

You all look so happy and Claire is beyond adorable... congraulations!!

Angela said...

I have been following your story since around the time that we adopted our son William (2 1/2 yrs ago). Usually, I am a lurker, but I had to post today. I am THRILLED that you have finally been able to meet your daughter!! Congratulations!