It wasn't a fairy tale beginning, and there have been plenty of rough times since, but it has been the BEST. THING. EVER.
I remember worrying in that hotel in Nanning whether our daughter would ever smile, ever give kisses, ever have feelings for us.
The face of our little girl, two months later:
E is growing into a happy, smiling, loving, tender, compassionate, funny little girl. She has some hysterical quirks, and we spend hours laughing at her expressions and silly ways. She gives me kisses and hugs and even kissed Baba today! We know that we still have a long way to go with our bonding with E, but in just two months, our family has grown in leaps and bounds.
I'm headed upstairs for one of E's favorite times of the day...when Mama lays down with her to go "Night Night." We'll cuddle and canoodle, I'll sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" 30 times, and she'll gesture for me to rub her hands and feet. Then, when it's time to go to sleep, I'll close my eyes and pretend to be asleep. E will put one hand on my face. With the other, she'll take my hand, hold it to her face, and kiss it over and over and over again. I guess it's one of my favorite times of the day, too.
We love you, E! Happy Two Month Anniversary!