Monday, February 26, 2007

Little Miss Precious!

God has answered every prayer in a most remarkable way. From the moment we held her, Piper just looked into our eyes intently, touching our cheeks and interacting with us from the very beginning. She was very serious at first, but already she is babbling, saying da duh, da duh, and ba ba ba ba ba. She is playing with us, mimicking even little things we are doing with her. Scott was on the floor with her patting his hand on the floor in front of her. Later he got up to go do something and he looked back at Piper and she looked at him and started patting her hand on the floor just like he had done, as if to say "Hey, get over here, we were playing"! We took her out to dinner tonight with one of the other families and she just loved being out in all of the action, picture Times Square at night with a Chinese twist, lots of lights. In fact, Chongqing is known as the city of lights. We got back to her room, gave her a bottle, snuggled and she put herself to sleep in a about 5 minutes. She has only cried once today for about 30 seconds. Boy do we get the looks now that we have Piper. Our guide gave us a card to show people that says that we have adopted Piper because we love her and love China. People smile very big and then keep on staring.
We'll have more pictures later, we are flat exhausted. It's 10:00 pm China time and its been a wonderful whirlwind of a day. I'll tell you more about it after I get some sleep.
We were told that Piper does have a cold and has been on medicine. She has a nasty cough, but does not act like she feels bad in the least. We started her on the antibiotic we brought from home, so hopefully that will knock it out.
She is a beauty, and we love her already. It's hard to believe that she's only been with us for 8 hours.
Thank you Lord!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Scott & Dena!!! THANK YOU for the pictures and post as of 10:00pm last night. We were up early searching for news. At first there was no word, but we knew there would be a picture soon. Piper is so precious-just so happy to see her ineract with the two of you-Dena, I see you have her in a darling outfit and even a bow for her hair-this is just amazing-love has no boundaries! Love always, Roman & Mom

Shannon said...

Dena and Scott,

"Everything is possible for him who believes!" Mark 9:23 Congratulations on getting to hold Piper Grace for the first time. You made it! :) God had her chosen for you all along and is rejoicing with you in your happiness right now!

She is absolutley beautiful! We love the pictures and getting to be a part of this special journey in your lives. I loved the pic Dena with your arms open to me it was symbolic of the whole experience. Here I am Lord, do with me what you have called me to do. Brings to mind this scripture in Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For I know the plans I have for you, " says the Lord. "They are plans for GOOD and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days, when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. I will be found by you", says the Lord.

Can't wait to run across the street and welcome your special girl. We are so happy for you and Praise God for your gift.

Now, get some rest so you can enjoy this rest of this "sureal" journey!

Love & Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Scott & Dena, CONGRATS!!! Piper is a cutie. I was going through emails and thought I would take a quick look at your blog and there she was. Ya'll have a good trip. I'll check back periodically.

Anonymous said...

God has truely blessed all of you with your beautiful new baby girl. Ella you will make a wonderful big sister! And Hunter, are and will be a great BIG BROTHER.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's a done deal! It sure looks like she's taken to you guys fast. Betcha never thought this day would come. We are so, so happy for you guys and especially Piper!

Uncle Ray

Jodi said...

Sure you are tired after a very emotional day!
We will be praying that Piper's cold gets better!
What a cute family!
Jodi Anderson

Anonymous said...

What more can be said...PIPER IS A CUTIE!

We love our new cousin..
Ryleigh and Sydney