What a sweet thing to wake up to.
Lucy slept so well our first night together. But mama didn't. I just could not wait to wake up and play with my new daughter. I found myself wanting it to be 7:00 am the whole night! Andy kept waking up and telling me I needed to go to sleep. Funny how he had to watch her for awhile each time he woke up too :)
Tuesday was adoption day. We had to be in the lobby by 9:30 am to meet our group and head back to the Civil Affairs building, where we had just been the day before. We had to wake up our little bean at 7:00 in order to get ready, skype with Nana and DanDan, scarf down breakfast and get there on time. Lucy is such a sleepy-head! She takes her time to wake up and needs a moment. But she slept a good 9 hours, and I am so grateful.
Next, we headed up to the 9th floor of the building to answer some more questions.
"How is she doing?" (amazingly well)
"Are we satisfied and do we want to continue with the adoption?" (absolutely!)
We all got back on the bus, poochy lips and all, and came back to the hotel. Lucy's normal naptime is from 12:00 - 2:00 so I'm working on figuring out where her lunch schedule fits in. It was past her naptime but we decided to fill her belly first. Noodles it was and she ate like a champ.
She is such a mama's girl right now and wants me to hold her all the time. I'm trying to find the balance between making up for lost time and encouraging her to do a few things on her own - that she is safe and we aren't going to leave her. Fine by me to take it slow. I just love, love, love all the cuddles she is giving me. And she lets me kiss on her constantly. She even learned to wave bye-bye to Baba and blow him a kiss.
It's only day 2 but so far we are seeing a happy, snuggly, sweet, sleepy-headed little girl start to blossom. She has already given us unbelievable joy in just 24 hours.
She's got one killer of a smile that melts this mama and baba's heart. I'm so happy she's letting us in.
Lucy Hope, you are forever our daughter. Happy Adoption Day to you, sweet one!