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!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

New Shoes!

So far, I've been able to get Keira off the bottle for her naps during the day. She's been switched over to a sippy cup with her Pediasure and milk and although she doesn't go down for the count immediately like with her bottle, she does eventually. It is a little bit of a fight since she suddenly gets a second wind when we put her in the crib and wants to jump around and play. After about 8-10 times of me coming into her room and getting her to lay down again, she finally falls asleep. Last night, she actually slept completely through the night with just 1 bottle. Hopefully this won't be the last time and it will become a pattern. She's been doing much better with adjusting. She doesn't scream and tantrum anymore when we finish with brushing her teeth or when she is in the Tumblers Wobbler's class when they are cleaning up and taking the balls away. The other night though, we were all watching the Wiggles and out of the blue, she turned around and smacked me in the face. I thought that it was just an accident, until she did it again. Dan put her in the corner. After that, maybe about an hour later, she did it again. This time I put her in the corner. 2 other times that night and same consequence. She hasn't done it since. It was a really weird thing how it just kind of came out of nowhere. Hopefully we were able to nip it in the bud, but either way, it will be the same consequence if it happens again. Is this a normal thing? Is there actually a slapping stage? Yikes...

I finally found Keira some little Disney Princesses sandals. I think it was the first time that she had sandals on and she didn't know what to make of them. She sat there touching them and touching her feet in them. It was so cute. We also took her to the beach today. She didn't know what to make of the sand, so she avoided walking in it. She did go down the slide, with our help of course and had a good time. When we got home, she was already asleep. Playing is hard work!!! Believe it or not, I got her out of the car, changed her diaper and put her to bed without so much of a peep from her waking up! Either I'm getting better at this, or she was just really really tired! By the time we got home, there was a package waiting for her. She was asleep, so she didn't get to see it, but it was a gift from the Fisher Family! They gave her a doll. She has teddy bears and stuffed animals, but this is her first doll and guess what?!? It is a Chinese baby!!! She is going to love it and I can't wait to show her when she wakes up. Thank you so much to the Fisher Family. I'll make sure to take a picture and send it! I forgot the camera at the beach, so the only picture I have today is of her marveling at her new sandals!


Rod said...

Gotta have the sandals for summertime! Chloe says "Hi Keirra!"

Amy said...

Isn't the slapping stage soooo much fun?!!?! This too shall pass. Since we are usually so calm with Sophia we raise our voice and say "We DO NOT hit each other" and then follow up with the naughty step. Gotta love Super Nanny!! LOL!!