Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last night in Nanning, China

Good morning Nanning, China!

Whew! With the Lord's help, we made it through yesterday. Lydia 's fever finally broke and I am doing much better too. Lydia slept very well last night. She occassionally will look up to see if we are still around and wimper a bit. She needs that reassurance. Assurance she did not have before.

She woke up around 6am this morning and took a bit of her bottle..and now she is back to sleep. She is not much of an eater, but I hope that will change. They say it does. Figures, I love to cook and she doesn't love to eat! :) I told John that I have to get the Pork Congee recipe from the hotel. She loves that! The other night when I was feeding it to her, she said, "Oooohhhhh."

Her personality is finally starting to come out. She gives us these small grins every now and then. When we first received her she was very lithargic. We figure that at the orphange, she wasn't one of those babies that cried a bunch so she didn't much attention. She is very alert and observant. She is one of those babies that likes the usual food. Nothing different, otherwise she will fuss like you wouldn't believe. You should've seen us trying to feed applesauce to her yesterday! I wish I could've gotten that on video. Goodness, you would think that it was the end of the world! :) Patience...this is all new to her. New smells, new food, new people, new everything.

Today we are going to a Folk Art Museum and other things. Hopefully tonight I will post some pictures of Lydia's home town..well...sort of. Her "home town" is 5 hours away. I think we are close enough. :)

Well, that is all for now. Got to get Lydia up to start our day.