One family's daughter was already there when our group entered and before we knew it children were arriving minutes apart. Sophie arrived around 30 minutes after us. I had been watching the door, but had moved to a one side of it and then all of a sudden I heard one of our guides say, "Yang Bei Bei!" and there she was walking through the door wearing the tiara and purse we had sent her!
She was not a happy girl to see her MaMa and BaBa! She started crying almost the moment she saw us and barely stopped the entire time we were at the office. Let's just say we won't be framing any of the pictures from this morning! Sweet girl had come with her favorite nanny and the nurse and all she wanted was to get back to that nanny! I don't blame her...and that's exactly how she should respond in this situation. She loved her and wanted to get away from this stranger!
They told us she had been so excited this morning and in the car on the way over...that they had been showing her our pictures and explaining everything...but then when she arrived, she started crying.
These are the few pictures of her not screaming and crying! Praise God for the play area!
I wasn't too sure how things were going to go for the rest of the day, but as soon as we left the office and were away from the nanny, her entire demeanor changed. She settled down and started smiling and, once in the room, talking, exploring, and playing. Her nurse came to the room with us and explained and demonstrated all of her various procedures and instructions to us. And, then, it was just the three of us. Playing and getting to know one another.
She's done so well since we left the office! She is cuter in person than in her pictures...who knew that was possible? She is smart and quick to catch on. She has the cutest raspy voice.
We are in awe.
Please, please pray that she will drink well and stay adequately hydrated! This is vital to keeping away infection. Pray that we would quickly become comfortable with her care and that the Lord would enable us to not miss anything we need to do.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers thus far and for loving our little girl!