Sept 5th, Wednesday: Today we had to wake Mia again at 7am! She is a really good sleeper and takes it very seriously! It took her a while to realize that we were here to stay, but she is warming up quicker and taking her bottle. We had to bathe her again - she sweats SO much and since she had a fit during dinner last night (she was tired!) she was soaked and I was not looking forward to screaming-bath-time! She also screams when I change her diaper -it really upsets her and I try to get it over quickly - speaking of diapers..."Ta, dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh": Mia had her first poopy diaper today!! In the adoption world this is major and looked forward to!
We had a nice breakfast in the hotel again and then we headed out with our guide to Qingxiushan mountain, man-made and when we climbed to the top you could see all of Nanning - Mia wasn't too impressed, she just wanted to walk and pick up whatever was on the ground!!
She is coming out of her shell more and more and seems to really be attaching to me. She will let me kiss her cheeks and smile and when she walks away she turns around and "runs" towards me with this huge goofy grin - priceless!
Today, after the mountain, we stopped at a museum and got to see all of the minorities that are actually from the Guangxi province, our guide said there are many! Some women came over to Mia and were talking to her, touching her and she seemed intrigued and stayed with them for a little while. I started to walk and she turned and just "ran" towards me with that big grin - it made me feel so good that she understands these woman, looks like them...but prefers mommy!!
When got back to the hotel, we took a walk around the city and got stares, thumbs up and more stares! When we got to the park a man tried out his English on us and told us he was a retired professor and was happy for the girls to come to America. He said their parents were from the country-side and were not allowed more than one child, but he thought the girls were very lucky to call us mommy. Tomorrow, our group will drive to the country-side and see the tupe of area our daughters are from. I am very interested to see and photograph these areas for Mia to look at someday.
Enjoy the pictures:
The princess struts her stuff!
Pagoda at Qingxiushan mountain
Mommy, Mia and Kelly (our guide)
Daddy and Mia ("get this ape away from me!")