Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Goldfish were a hit and if placed just-so in between his "fingers", he could feed himself. We had fun with this and when he dropped one, Dawson laughed and laughed.|
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
|Dawson is a superb shopper - tolerater! He endured lots of shopping at Pedestrian Street today and was a great sport!|
|At the police station doing an official step of the adoption process - applying for Dawson's Chinese passport so he can travel.|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|Before bed last night, Dawson was still in shock.|
|He slept well in his crib and cried out only once. A few soft pats, and he fell back asleep until 7 15 this monring.|
|He did not like the bath or the shower, but he did get clean.|
|And once he knew we were preparing to leave the hotel room, he became quite cheerful.|
|Dawson is officially a member of our family and no more one of the forgotten! Praise God!|
|Dawson can hold his cup!|
|Dawson loves his lamb. He asked for it this morning before we left the hotel.|
|We went shopping on Shaiman Island after nap time today. Dawson loved these "Kissing Pigs". Once you pull them apart, they make noise and one wobbles back over to the other. he was so happy when I handed it to him!|
|At dinner at Cow and Bridge, which was quite tasty, Mary Margaret had Dawson all giggly from her tickles.|
Monday, May 27, 2013
Dawson's shirt says "Enthusiast"- He was anything but an enthusiast with all the drastic changes he endured today! He was dressed in red, white, and blue. Not sure if that was interntional or not.
That was our Gotcha Day in pictures. I will go into more detail later but to sum up little Dawson - he has been very stoic and in shock for most our time together. When interacting with his Ayi and one of the orphanage workers, he would perk up, share a beautiful smile, and utter some words in his adorably sweet voice. However, other than that, he has been utterly scared to death. He did not cry until we were back in the hotel room for some time. He cried and cried, but as I started putting my shoes on and then his shoes on, he smiled and spoke a few words. I bet he thought I was taking him back to his Ayi. Poor precious baby. He tolerated the carrier well, and we ate Chinese food at a nearby restauarnt. He accepts food from me and ate well. He did allow me to put his PJs on, drank a few sips of his bottle, and fell asleep in my arms. He is sleeping in his crib now. I am praying that the Lord will allow him to find peace and comfort with me. I know it will take time.
Thank you for all of your prayers and for the encouraging comments. A huge thank you to Tamera and her daughter Breanna for great pictures and video!