Night 5 Olivia slept until 6:30 am. She was up and down through the night but we finally woke rested. Night 7 was even better. She slept in her crib 6 hrs!!! This is a record. She hasn't stayed in her bed this long since her 2nd might with us in China. I consider this an attachment victory. She is feeling safe that we aren't going anywhere. Poor babe woke up with a fever and started her day with a bottle and Sesame Street at 5:00am. Thankfully we have a doctors appointment today anyway
So it's not all about sleep. Olivia has made other huge strides since coming home just under a week ago. Thanks to Brooks and Ky she now loves bath time. My floor and walls are soaking from 3 kids splashing. She is now secure enough to allow me to shower without completely melting down. She wanders the house happily with frequent check ins to make sure I'm around. It's a huge step that she freely lets me out of sight. Her attachment is growing in that she refuses food from Kyrie and will only eat from Brad or I. She now seems to be slowing down when full. Initially she would eat to the point of vomiting. Brooks taught her to play hide n seek. She idolizes him and he can get her laughing harder than anyone else. Little lady loves kids. She waves to everyone at preschool and loved meeting some new friends in the cul de sac earlier this week. She is just a joy to watch blossom
Words she knows: Hi, dog, dada, mama, Olivia, baba (bottle), signs more (pretty impressive for 2 weeks of English)
Love how she is squatting like a little Asian
Making huge strides with daddy. Pulled on his pants to pick her up here.
Horrible pic but had to document the first happy bath
Update: We went to the doctor and Olivia is in perfect health. She weighs 17.5 pounds which doesn't even place her on an American growth chart. She is in the 10% for height. On the Chinese growth chart she is in the 50% for both height and weight. We have to take her later this week for blood work.
Can you tell we play a lot of dress up around here?