About Addison..........what can I say? We are all so in love with this precious little girl. She has been a little fussy the past two days, but with all of our traveling, touring and appointments, her schedule is pretty messed up. It will be good to get home, and let her take some normal naps. I think she would take 2 naps a day if she could. She falls asleep while we are driving places, and then gets woken up. Considering her life has been completely turned upside down, I think she is doing wonderful. She has slept all night every night since we have gotten her. She loves to be held. She has this funny habit of when she is tired she will put the back of her hand really close to her mouth and then makes this adorable sucking sound. The funny thing is, she doesn't actually suck her hand, her hand is just close to her mouth. If she is upset, or if she is tired she will do that. She will drink a bottle if it is HOT! We were told this by our guides that the babies like their bottles hot, and that it will make them sweat. They weren't kidding! I have been worried to give her such hot bottles, but if they aren't hot enough she will cry and not drink it. She also doesn't eat any food. I am wondering if she was only fed bottles in her orphanage? It's like she doesn't know what to do with food if you put it in her mouth. We're working on that one! We took her to a play room in the hotel this afternoon, and she was very happy for about half an hour. (a little longer than her "happy time" yesterday). She made a few sounds, and was laughing and smiling. It feels so good to see her happy. She still adores Alyssa, and Alyssa has been great with her, and a big help. I've forgotten how much longer it takes just to get out the door in the morning when you have a baby! But I'm not complaining, I"m loving every minute.
I got some pretty funny pictures of Addison giving her goofy grin! It doesn't happen often, but when it does, we all just crack up at her! I also posted a picture of the "hair girls" from our group! Notice the cute piggy tails!!
Hope everyone is doing well, and looking forward toThanksgiving with friends and family. We all have so much to be thankful for.
With lots of love! Becki, Russ and kids!!!