|This smile was on her own...no tickles this time! What a thing of beauty!|
|Me, waiting for them to bring me Alice. I stand looking out the doorway that leads to her groupa until they arrive.|
Today was pure sweetness. She let us hold her. I mean really hold her. The times before she would squirm and want to get down after a few seconds. Yesterday, she would make her way to me. But, today, she let us just hold her. Cuddle with her. Rock her.
In my family we have a little melody of hums that I remember my grandmother humming. My mom hummed that song with me and all my siblings. I hummed it with my children. I've been humming it with Alice. I want her to remember me. So, today when I started that song, she got very still. She remembered me!
We sit in this little room on the floor with the toys we brought with us...for an hour. Today, she liked the toys, but really just wanted us to hold her. We've seen her 5 times total and I believe she's starting to recognize us. What a blessing.
|Erin's holding her, but I'm holding her hand...see how tiny she is?|
|She loves to hold our fingers.|
Alice also received two Christmas gifts before we left.
|Sock Monkeys are a big deal in my family. This one is from her Grandma Beckie. I'm not sure Alice is as into it yet. She did chew on his face and arms.|
|She received this doll from Grandma Frye for Christmas. Alice liked the hair. I know this because she, well, chewed on it.|
|Holding Monkey's hand|
|Sunsets are a big deal to my dad and me. So, Dad, here's the sunset from our apt window. By the way, it's 3:30 in the afternoon.|