Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Adoption Day

Today, Zoe became legally ours. We headed back to the same provincial office as yesterday to meet with more officials and the notary. The Director of the SWI was there again with the nanny. The nanny tried to get Zoe to come to her and she refused.

Zoe is getting more and more comfortable with us (except for Tim!) and is opening up more and more. We headed to KFC for dinner (we haven't eaten there in years - too greasy) but they had a playplace and the girls had a blast together, running and screaming and laughing. She eats very well and almost anything, but loves her sweets. She has some trouble drinking, but we found her a new cup that seems to work well. She is still on formula. This morning she woke up very early, but softly sang songs in her bed. She reached out to hold my hand and seems to enjoy the attention she is getting.

We went swimming and she was very cautious, but was willing to get in and try. She still naps for 1 - 2 hours in the afternoon and is in bed at 8 pm. The nannies kept telling us she was very naughty and likes to bite, but so far, no problems. As she comes out of her shell, she gets a little more aggressive and doesn't like to share, but listens when you tell her no.

Her eczema is already improving with lots of Aveeno, but she does have a very raspy chest and cough and runny nose. Her ears are very jam packed with wax, so we can't see if there is any infection in them. She also has a slight fever.

All in all, it is going very well so far and she and Lilah are both doing well, and doing well together.


Beth said...

Glad to hear she's getting the idea that you're her family now. They look so cute together! Have fun getting to know each other.

Denise said...

Happy Adoption Day! That's wonderful that she didn't want to go back to the nanny! I love the picture of her and Lilah - together at last :)

Irma said...

I am so in awe of what you are experiencing with your girls. Thank you to you both for sharing this wonderful journey with all of us here at home.

Monica said...

So glad to hear that things are going so well. I love the coordinating outfits on the girls...fun! Happy adoption day! It's so great to "follow along" on your journey.

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Happy Adoption Day!

What a sweet girl Zoe is - our Lilah also lies in her crib and sings - it is so darn sweet! And I am so thrilled to see your Lilah is taking this all in her stride too! Love their coordinating outfits, what beautiful girls they are.

The part where you said the girls were running and laughing and screaming together in KFC...made my heart melt. Must have made yours melt too.

Loving your pictures. They're beautiful.


arnie&bekah said...

The picture of Lilah and Zoe together is so beautiful! What an amazing family you have! I'm so happy to hear that Zoe is connecting with you, so different this time. What a perfect family!!

Monica said...

Congratulations! It sounds like everything is going really well. The girls look so sweet together - love those pretty outfits!

Canada to China and back! said...

Its sounds like your sweet Zoe is starting to figure things out:) I am glad to here Lilah is adjusting to having a new sister! The matching outfits are too cute :0)
Hope Miss Zoe is feeling better soon!