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Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 9, Friday {first bath}

With her long list of fears, amazingly she's not afraid of baths.  She's obviously had them before.  But she seems to think they are all business, so we're introducing the fun of splashing and pouring.

Slow progress is seen everyday.  A few more smiles here and there.  Resting her head on my chest.  Less crying each time she awakes and realizes where she is {still.}

Slow steady progress.

We are in Guangzhou now.  Papa left for home this morning.  I am missing him already.  
Heck, I was missing him before he left.  


  1. Hooray for the baths!

    Glad to hear she is slowly progressing. I LOVE her little water logged hand! Precious.

  2. We are all looking forward to your updates! So exciting to think of the day when she'll be laughing and splashing in the tub in her new home. She's beautiful! Praying for your whole family, especially the peace and joy of Mazie.
    Love from Alabama

  3. Awww, sweet baby girl. I have been following in between trying to get things done for my own trip. Thinking of you often & celebrating the little steps for you & your little one!!

  4. Oh God Bless her! What a beauty she is, Nancy. I have been waiting with anticipation for each new post from you. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

  5. she's lovely, and I am digging your sick wide aperture on everything. Making it all very dream like.

  6. Oh, sweet baby. Look at her enjoy the feel of running water and her pruned fingers, so precious! She is absolutely beautiful, she takes my breath away. I am anxious to see her in person! Need and idea of what we can get her, don't be shy! She needs something new :o)

  7. Somebody beat me to the awwwwww....wonderful photos of a gorgeous baby girl. She looks so healthy. I am glad things are getting better. Thinking of you!

  8. What a little doll she is. She looks so cute in her bath. My sister-in-law grew up in the city ofFuzhou, in Fujian, the next providence over on the coast from where Mazie was at in the orphanage. She lived in China until she was 30 and then was able to come to the US and married my brother. Her mother came over when the children were born. My sister-in-law told me that the Chinese are very clean about their bodies and take baths everyday. I know Susan's mom bathed the children everyday no matter how tired they were. When my brother was over there they did not have diapers for the toddlers, just split pants that the little ones would spread their legs and pee sometimes on the floor and then it is quickly cleaned up because they did not have a lot of diapers and were used for the smaller babies. My sister-in-law's mom would start holding the kids over the potty when they were 6 or 7 months old and sing them little songs to get them to relax and maybe pee pee a little bit and save on the diapers. So I am not surprised Mazie is used to her bath but I am sure her foster mom did not have a lot of time for play as she had 5 little ones to bath :) I am so happy she is doing better.

  9. Very encouraging.

  10. Cuteness!! All the photos are cute. She is beautiful. ^_^ Glad to hear she begins to trust you more and more.

    Aww, the scratches on her chubby chin! Poor little one. I hope she stops scratching herself like that.

    Wanna hear something funny? Everytime after I read your posts I take my girls and smooch and squish them, and they don't know why I am doing it all of a sudden. My oldest one has an idea though and always asks "Mom, have you seen a sad story at the news again?" :)

    Now what I read at your blog is sad indeed, but if you see the big picture, it's a happy story. A sweet baby is no longer an orphan but has a forever family. <3

  11. She just looks so tender and sweet. Watching her blossom is going to be such a blessing for your family I think. I'm so thankful you are seeing baby steps. Lots of baby steps will soon add up, and you will be able to look back and see how far she has come! Praying you are able to remain strong as your husband returns home. :-)

  12. She is so beautiful, Nancy! Each post you've shared has me breaking out in goosebumps. :) I am so thankful you are sharing all about your family's journey to precious Mazie. Continued prayers for all of you!


  13. praying for you Nancy! I did not realize your hubby was going home! We will be there in a week:)She is so so very precious!!!!

  14. Nancy and family,

    I have loved following your journey to Mazie. Your photographs are so touching and explain perhaps more than words can how traumatic it is for our children to leave the only home they have known to begin life anew with their forever family (not to mention how it rips our hearts out as their parents to see them hurt). We have similar memories of our own daughter at the same age when she was grieving in China.

    Wishing you and your precious new family member Miss Mazie every happiness as you begin your journey together. May she always feel surrounded by love--love given by her birthmother, by her foster mother, by her forever family, by the adoption community, and by your community at large. We love you, sweet girl. Welcome to your family--we are so glad you are here.

    Grace, peace, and thanksgiving,

    Proud mama to Amelia MeiYun, a smart and sassy six year old
    Born in Guangxi, PRC


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