So, several hours have passed since my last post and I wanted to document the rest of our day. Everyone is asleep and I'm exhausted so this will be quick.
Sadie finally woke up and after holding her for a while I really wanted to try to get her to play a little. Until now, all she's done is hold her toy links. I haven't seen her crawl and she is definitely not walking yet, though she can stand unassisted. So, I pulled out a few toys and sat with her on the bed. It took her a little while, but she actually started playing. She was chewing on the toys, hitting them, turning them around and was smiling. It was great! We all just sat around and watched her. Then I thought I'd break out the Cheerios and see what she thought. Well, I've created a Cheerio monster. She couldn't get enough. We finally had to hide the can. I'm hoping we can find more while we are here because they will be a good distraction on the very, long plane ride home. Since she was still looking for more Cheerios, I decided to fix her a bowl of rice cereal and I added some bananas and pears. She ate it all. Then I pulled out a book that I brought for her about kittens and she looked through it, touched the pages and even chewed on it a little. She is becoming very animated and smiles often; so different than the first 24 hours we were together.
Around 7pm we decided to head back to Mojo for dinner. I packed the toys and the Cheerios and it was a good thing. She was a busy girl. I was able to distract her with Cheerios while I ate my dinner. Then I gave her some apple juice and she actually shook her head "no" when she was done. She's brilliant! She charmed the staff, swayed to the music and even waved goodbye when we left. We came back to the room and decided to give her a real bath. She was a pretty dirty girl. Well, we decided that the tub was just too big so we put her back in the sink. She cried pretty much the whole time until I started washing her hair. She really seemed to like that. We finished her bath, put on a new diaper and pjs and brushed her hair. She really likes to have her hair brushed and when I was done she actually took the brush from me and tried to brush her own hair. She had another bottle and then fell asleep in my arms. I put her in the crib and that was it! Here are a few more pictures from tonight to tide you over until my next post.
Tasting Cheerios for the first time.
Her first real bath.
My beautiful girl brushing her own hair.