Tuesday, November 15, 2011

She is ours

Today we returned to the Civil Affairs Office for our official adoption Day. WE had no problem assuring the official that we were happy with Jillian and that we would provide her the best life we could. Jillian was so mellow during the appointment. We continue to shake our heads at her easy-going manner!

She has become a bit of a Daddy's girl during the course of the day. I made her mad when I tried to put a pull up on her before our appointments. She won that battle and we packed extra clothes in case of an accident. She slept through the night dry...and stayed dry today as well. The whole potty thing was one of my biggest concerns and I anticipated some accidents until we all figured it out...but she has made herself clear about not wanting a pull up...and continues to let us know when she needs to go. We took her to her appointments in the same clothes she came in. She got upset even looking at the clothes I have for her...shaking her head no and brushing me of with her hand.

This afternoon she watched Lia take a bath and became so animated and giggly that I thought I would give it a try with her. She cried mightily when I took her clothes off (upsetting Lia SO much!)...but we got her to stand in the tub and cleaned her in some manner. She seemed to accept her new pajamas happily and was soon back to her happy self. Tomorrow we will have some time to shop on Shamian Island in the morning and then apply for Jillian's passport in the afternoon.





15 comments:

Lori said...

She's PRECIOUS!!!!! Enjoy every moment...:):)

redmaryjanes said...

She is a little beauty. I love to hear about how spunky it is. I think that it is good that she has enough confidence in herself to make her needs known.
Sophia really took to Eli in the beginning and did everything that he did. So when he took a bath, she did too. She did not want to give up her headband from the orphanage, we had to wear it all of the time.

Jodee said...

She is absolutely adorable! Love her sweet little face!

Laurie said...

I cannot get over her cuteness!! That first picture is just adorable!! So happy that things are going as smoothly as possible in these first few days! :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Don't you just love a girl who knows what she wants!!!! (hee hee) I'm so thankful she is settling into the family. Praying for all of you!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

She is so precious!! Olivia screamed at bath time too so it was sponge baths for the 2 weeks we were in China. Finally on the last day she changed her mind and got in the tub and had a blast.
I love how sensitive you are being to Jillian's fears.

Michelle R Photography said...

The cuteness is killing me!!!! Happy Adoption Day!!!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she is so beautiful! Love seeing her photo and how happy you all are! Could Lia smile any bigger!

Janet

Marla said...

Just so happy to see how well everything is going! Lia looks so happy and Jillian is just so precious! Have a happy day!

Casey said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations!!!

Kristi said...

She is so darn cute I can hardly stand it!! Congratulations!!!! I know you all must be exhausted...hang in there :-)

Mireille said...

Oh how I love her already!! She is precious!!

Bridget said...

I love the family picture! Nothing like a family of four:) Sounds like things are going well. Could little Miss Jillian be any cuter?! I think not. Glad the transition is going well. Enjoy the day on the island. Thanks for keeping us posted!

Steffie B. said...

I am in love!!!!! ;)

Suzy said...

What a face! I'm so happy for you.