Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday Morning

Just a quick post. Presley slept great last night!! We went to breakfast and let me tell you.....we have an eater!! I'm not quite sure what to do with an eater, we have never had one. She ate omelets, a little sausage, fried rice, noodles, congee, and she LOVED mandarin oranges. She basically ate all of my breakfast! We came back to the room and played for a while. I have her a bottle and it took her forever to drink it. I finally ended up putting her in her crib with it. She slept for about an hour which gave me enough time to handwash some clothes. Her report says she crawls, though she clearly doesn't. She takes some steps with help. I have her on the floor playing with her toys and she doesn't know how to roll on her belly and crawl towards her toys. I think she will figure it out very quickly though! She loves to imitate anything I do, blowing kiss, clapping my hands, clapping my legs. I was worried when we went to breakfast because she was smiling at everyone and I was hoping that she didn't just bond with everyone. But when we got back to the room she screamed everytime I went close to the door. She obviously does NOT want me to leave!! Her are a few pictures. My guide will be here soon to help me with the money for the orphanage and notary. After today, she will officially be ours according to China!!


Anonymous said...

She is just beautiful! Wow, what a delightful expression she has!

CHI Yahoo follower! :-)

Rebel said...

Your daughter's smile is infectious!!!

Hope today's paperwork etc went Smooth as glass!

Cheers, Rebel

Amy said...

I'm so glad it's going well. God knows you needed a child that would accept you right away. She sounds so healthy and smart. I'm so happy for you.

Chelley said...


Heather said...

Wow, a smiler and an eater, how great a combo is that.
Acer has a flat head with a bump out. maybe if we put them back to back they'll fit together like puzzle pieces (like we could get them to sit still that long LOL)
So happy for you, sorry for weird morning humor
Heather BT

Anonymous said...

Many of us were waiting with bated breath for this posting! I'm so happy for you and your gorgeous daughter! :)

Susan from FL
Another CHI Yahoo devotee

Debbie miller said...

Amy, your new daughter is absolutely adorable. What a precious sweetie pie - and that SMILE! It melts your heart, doesn't it? I am so glad you will have her in your arms and that sweet LExi will be cared for. Looking forward to the rest of your trip! Blessings! Debbie Miller from Yanan City Families Yahoo Group

GGAdventures said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful. She looks like such a happy little girl.

Michelle said...

Amy - She is just beautiful...I am so happy for you. Besides prayer is there anything I can do for you?

CHI follower

Anonymous said...

SHe is so so so SOOOO cute!!

Karin said...

Good luck today. I hope the rest is smooth sailing, YOU DESERVE IT!
She really is so darling.

Andrea said...

She is a sweet little muffin!


Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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