Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
She is continuing to adjust well and grow in her attachment to us. She is smiling more and she seems very comfortable at home. We are both back to work and trying to settle into that routine. Avery is scheduled to have her neurology eval on Tuesday in St. Louis, pending the weather.
Friday, January 24, 2014
We have been staying pretty close to home the past week. We made it to church on Sunday and Avery had her first doctor's appointment on Wednesday, complete with shots! The shots made her feel pretty icky for the past day or so, but I believe she is on the mend now. Here are some pics of our last days in Guangzhou.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Today we went to the Safari Park. It was really neat, but Carsen didn't really care for it. We rode a train through an area that had white tigers, elephants, lions, bears, camels, giraffes and many other animals. The were really close up. Carsen sort of enjoyed looking at the animals, when he wasn't covering his nose from the animal smell. He did the same thing at the fair, but I thought it was just a fluke then, but nope he has a sensitive nose! He got scared in some of the dark tunnels and stuff so we didn't get to see the pandas, but what we did see was really neat.
Carsen covering his nose from the smell.
On Tuesday, January 7th we returned to the Civil Affairs office to make Avery's adoption official. We had to promise to them that we would take care of her, provide for her needs and never abandon her. We signed a bunch of papers and that was it, she is officially Avery Gracyn Jones.
The past several days we have mostly just been hanging out and getting to know our new daughter and letting her get to know us. We went to the Guangdong medical clinic to have her medical examination done for her visa to the US. She had to have a blood draw for a TB test and this brought on the tears.
She is opening up to us more and we are seeing more of her true personality. She seems to be quite stubborn, used to getting her way and has not been told not much. She likes to latch on a an object and carry it around with her, but when its time to leave or someone else needs that object she does not want to give it up.