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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Newbie Parenting Mistake #703

Gave Keira her first taste of Orange Juice yesterday. She LOVED it! She has only had congee, noodles, crackers, milk, eggs and water so the Orange Juice was definitely a novelty. The big mistake out of it was giving her a ton of it late last night- it was like Rocket Fuel! Poor little thing had so much energy she didn't know what to do with herself! She still has followed the same routine where she understands when the lights are out that it's time to go to bed, but she just laid there last night squealing, playing with her feet in the air, kicking bouncing around all the while trying to sleep still. Let's just say that I have learned my lesson and that juice and things with lots of sugar (even if it's good sugar) will be reserved for earlier in the day. We went to a bird, pet and flower market today to give Keira lots of things to point at and "Ooh!!" at. She loved looking at the puppies but was definitely scared of them. By the time we got to the park, she was fast asleep and what a bummer! There were lots of little babies running around and rides. She would have loved it, so we're going to attempt to go again tomorrow when she is awake. Dan forgot the camera at the hotel, so no pictures for today. I'll try to post more tomorrow. We'll be leaving for Guangzhou in a couple of days and even though I love Guiyang since it is where our baby is from, I can't wait to get to Guangzhou. This is kind of where all babies and familes go through with adoptions, so at the White Swan Hotel, there are playrooms and lots of fun things for babies to do. Keira LOVES being around other little kids and loves looking at herself. She's VERY smart and figures things out really fast. Somehow her name that she has developed for me is "Da!" She'll call out "Da!" when she is looking for me, so I have to make sure that I answer her everytime- that way she understands that I haven't left her. She hasn't quite developed a specific name for Dan yet except to point at him, but I'm sure that will come soon.

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