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!