11.06.2007

A bath, a rag, and a visa

Yummy continues to amaze me at how well she is adjusting to her new life! She now decided that she loves baths (and showers with one of us!), and had this look of pure joy when we put her in the sink last night. Dad figured out that she was fascinated by the running water from the tap, and that kind of did the trick. There was water splashing everywhere, so we'll move to the bathtub really soon, before we flood the downstair neighbour...











Thank you for the sleeping tips! They helped me, and knowing they come from real moms makes them quite valuable compared to my books! :o)

We are slowly figuring out a sleep and naps schedule that works, and even though Yummy still wakes up 7-8 times a night, we are seeing small, slow changes. There are now (occasionally...) some cries that can be calmed down with a simple "shhhh" from outside her room, but the really loud ones still need us to come in and give her her rag (actually a sof baby facecloth) back. She was used to comfort herself with one at the orphanage, and still uses that method here, which generally works wonders. The beauty of it is that we have about 18 of them, and can rotate (and wash!) them without any fuss. When she loses one in her bed, she cries with her eyes shut: even though I've tried putting a bunch in the crib, she can't find them! So we go in, gve it back to her, and everybody goes back to sleep for another hour or two...

We are also starting a "going to bed" routine, with dinner, some play time, a bath (during which she had so much fun and got so excited that it totally defeated the purpose...), a few books, a bottle, and then the crib. We've started putting her in bed just before she falls asleep, and it actually sometimes work.

So, all in all, we have an amazing baby, with sleep really being the only issue. And according to your comments, they all have issues with sleep at one time or another. So we're good. And getting better. And completely in love... :o)














Oh, and we got her a visa that will allow us to go (spend money! Love that exchange rate right now! :o) in the USA, before she gets her citizenship. Yay!!! If you are from Canada and wondering what the steps are, let me know!

2 commentaires:

Susie & Gordie a dit…

I love baths in sinks. And so does my baby!

Mutha a dit…

Juna gets so revved up with baths, we had to start giving them during the day! Or we have to give them an hour before bedtime so she can calm down. I don't know what it is about the China babies, but they looove water! She loves baths far more than my bio kids do!