Some things we're learning about our girl along the way...
She has picked up her first sign, more.
She enjoys lotion and massages.
I think she's seen her last bottle. She's rejected them for the very first time she came to us. When we went to the orphanage, the first thing her foster mama did was feed her a full bottle which she downed. Again with me, she will take nothing. We will keep trying.
At 23 months, she is potty trained, especially by Chinese standards. Wakes with a dry diaper most nights, and goes on demand. I still put a diaper on her, especially when we are out and about. I'm likely single handedly un-potty training her each day. Oh well. There will be much time to train up the way of a child later.
She is still largely silent. I know she understands somethings spoken to her in Chinese. She will follow directions, lean in for a kiss, or take a swipe at someone depending on what someone says. Gotta luv a girl that'll stand up for herself! The one word she says is mama. She says it frequently. Especially when things aren't going her way. Seeing as how mama is the same in Chinese and English it's not a surprise that she knows what this word means. It is a bit of a surprise that it means me!
Today is the first day that I see her relaxed. Not all the time, but glimpses. Then the house keeping lady came to our room. And left. And we went backwards again.
I've had quite a few folks ask questions about the train travel. I have a post coming. Lots of pics of it too.
PS-Did you see the smiles????