So, in a couple of months we're going to be bringing this little person into our home. Of course, we want to get as much information about her as possible, and the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs has helpfully provided several documents to help us here. Unfortunately most of them are in Chinese, and since our knowledge of Mandarin doesn't go much beyond "Ni-hao," we mostly have to make educated guesses--that is, until next week, when we take the documents with us to Akron our Pre-Adoption Consultation at Akron Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, here's what we know:
She's been institutionalized since the day after her presumed birth.
She's a deep sleeper (YES!).
She holds her head up while lying on her stomach.
She locates the direction of sounds, and visually follows moving toys.
She follows people's movements by moving her head from one side to the other.
She's quiet, is fond of reading picture books, is "obstinate sometimes," and is closest to her caretaker.
"She goes to bed at 8:00pm. She wakes up once or twice each night and falls asleep again after her caregiver changes her diapers and gives her a little milk. She wakes up around 6:00am in the morning." Not bad.
"She poops once a day and urinates a number of times." Good to know.
"She is a very pretty little girl." Well, like, DUH. Just look at her photo!
Okay, now off I go to grade a stack of final exams.