Life with little Kaylah has been wonderful! Until she developed a little fever yesterday.... Then the grumpies appeared and we saw a side we hadn't before. She's doing better now, and is sleeping hard. We are glad we brought along the children's Tylenol and Vivian, our guide, checked in with us yesterday when she brought by Kaylah's passport. She has been bonding with Mike and myself pretty good. She is slowly showing a return of affection and continues to call us Mama and Baba. She lets me rock her now when she's sleepy... Before I would just lay her on the bed on her belly and she would fall asleep. It may also be because she wasn't feeling too good, but I certainly loved holding her tight and hummed a lullaby...what a great mommy moment ;) !!
She also has an understanding a few words of english words and phrases and knows how to throw items away when we ask her too. Although she mostly loves giving trash to Baba, and runs and giggles when she has something in her hands that she shouldn't.
She had her first taste of pizza the other day... And loved every bite. When we feed her something she likes, she goes "mmmmmmmmmm" and shakes her head no when she doesn't. She also started to sign for food yesterday and smacked her lips together when she was hungry! Progress! And she has started to repeat some words after Mike and I have said. She's a smart little cookie!!
We leave this morning to travel to Guangzhou and will be there through aug 12, then it's off to Hong Kong for two days. We will be doing a lot of things in Guangzhou and will be posting more frequently. Getting our family on a semi decent schedule has proven to be more important than fighting with the Internet here. But we love you all and I will post a few more photos to keep your smiles going strong ;) !!
Huge hugs from China!!!