(This post was recovered from goggle cache. I accidentally erased it on my IPad. The fonts and paragraphs are little off, but I can not fix it easily on my pad now)
Not much to report today. We have just done most of the paperwork in her provenance, except the last visit to police station, their computer were down. So back wego to tomorrow.Our little Mei is little firecracker. Not shy as her file said and as they told us on the Gotcha day. They also told us she does not walk, hmm she runs (drunkenly looking). Today at the police station we saw about 10 families and all the children were so calm. Not our Mei. She was running around with me, Brent and grandparents chasing her.
She also goes potty. She does not tell me yet either to language barrier or just plainly that she is 15 months and I do not know her cues. Most of the time I sit her on the toilet she goes. She went #2 in her diaper partially yesterday, but she let me know that she did not like that at all.
Car rides will not be fun with her, she does not want to be confined.
She slept from 8:30 until 6 am. I suspect Marco's visit to potty woke her up. Going to nap routine was easy as of now. Just simply put her in crib and she immediately sucks her finger and soothes herself. Well after all the running she does and we do with her this is great relief. I wish I had lesson from the foster mom before Marco was born.
Happy and very helpful granddaddy.
Tomorrow we will be going back to the police station and then tour the city. On Wednesday we should go to Fengcheng (place where she is from) and see the city go to her finding place. We were recommended to not go to the SWI (orphanage) because they do not like it much, they have very few children there and Mei was never there. I wanted to meet her foster mom also, but also was advised against it. She had great foster mom who took good care of her and had hard time to let go. We were told the last baby that came back to her like this - she took and did not want to return. I am not sure what can I think about this, but I can not worry about her foster mom fighting over Mei, more I have to worry about Mei. I am sad that I do not get to meet her, but I am going to follow their recommendation.
We are hiring worker to go to the orphanage to take picture of her file, who will go to meet the foster mom and take pictures there and who will get some questions answered. Did I say we did not get many updates and info about Mei. Well we will get what we can.
I will add more pictures later.
Monday, May 14, 2012