The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Fun Facts about Keira

Last night was so fun! She is such a little character! She is just starting to toddle around a little although she doesn't quite have all of her balance yet. She loves to copy whatever you do like most babies. Dan would take on of her soft balls that are like a rattle and shake it around shaking his head, so she does that now all the time. Now keep in mind, I'm now a new parent, so many of the things that I am just in awe of, all of you experienced parents are thinking---yeah....I know....all babies do that! lol Anyway, Keira has definitely figured out which parent is for what. She is pretty bonded to both of us and does period checks every once in a while to make sure that neither of us has left her. When she is sad, sleepy, hungry and needs certain things, she comes to me. When she wants to have fun and play--then Dan is definitely the go to guy! Last night they played for hours while I took a nap preparing to possibly be up the whole night with her if she couldn't sleep. He called her the Night Watchman because she was toddling around the room everywhere carrying Max's toy keys. Well, when we were both tired, she was sitting on the bed wide awake. I helped her to lay down with me and we turned out the lights. She was still wide awake and quietly looked at me---looked over at Dan to see if he was still going to play, finally realized that he wasn't and she just layed there quietly taking in her environment until she finally went to sleep. Not a peep and slept pretty much through the whole night. She did start thrashing around a little bit around 2am and pretty much took OVER my bed. Dan has a separate bed. We feel kind of like Ricky and Lucy on I love Lucy.

She did end up having a VERY rough morning. I couldn't eat any breakfast because any move I made, she would start scream crying. We brought her back up into the room and she started screaming again. Being new at this, we tried to figure out if she was wet, hungry, tired- what on earth was wrong... still didn't really figure it out, but she finally stopped after I carried her around for a bit. Today, we went to the park in Guiyang where a Buddhist Temple was. It was so crowded, but a great place. Monkeys roam around freely in the park and there are a ton of stairs to walk down (still not as rough as the Great Wall!) to get to an area where people are doing Tai Chi, Dancing, Playing instruments. Keira was so cute. She pretty much spent most of the time snoozing, but when she was awake she marveled at everything, pointing at it and saying "Ooh! Ooh!" We're back in the room for the rest of the day. She is napping right now. I have to say, parenthood is a wonderful thing, but I do admire all of you that have been there done that. It is definitely a challenge, although VERY much worth it!


Special K said...

She's just beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes for a smooth trip!

Rod said...

Welcome to parenthood my friends! ;)

Terri said...

I love it. I knew you guys would be great parents.