Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wednesday

It's Wednesday night here. Everyone is sleeping and I am trying to catch up on emails and the blog. Stephan did the last post if you did not guess. We are all doing well. Still tired but overall good. We are getting used to Naomi and her routine. She eats well, table food, yogurt, baby food, etc but will not drink any formula. I have tried it hot, warm, cold, in a bottle, sippy cup, glass, mug. She won't have it. She won't drink anything but water from a glass or a water bottle. When she was handed to me she had a plum in her hand and managed to eat the entire thing by using her 1 tooth. Oh, she LOVES Cheerios and these little round baby cookies here that melt in your mouth.
Guiyang is a fascinating city. Partly modern skyscrapers partly old world. It is not uncommon to see people with baskets on their backs or cows or chickens in the road. Entire families ride together on 1 motorcycle while talking on a cell phone. The people are very kind and we draw quite a crowd wherever we go - especially Francis and Thomas, people are forever rubbing their heads and taking their pictures.
Today we went to an ancient village - can't find the name right now. It was really neat to see how traditional homes were like. We also ate at Pizza Hut - I know, it's weird as we can have it at home but we have been eating Chinese food for every meal since we arrived so it was a nice change.
For those of you coming to China soon - consider a good carrier. I love mine. It is a total godsend. I use it all the time and even at night I strap Naomi in and walk the halls until she falls asleep - works like a charm. Worth every penny I spent.































16 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

Good stuff! Naomi is too cute! Plum lover.

Sounds amazing. I did not realize Stephan wrote the last post. Good job!

Yeah, Babyhawk!

I can understand why the P.H. visit. Was it like it is at home?

Miss you all! Love the updates. Get some rest.

Keep smilin!

kris said...

She is so cute, I'm glad to hear you guys are doing so well and that she's a good eater! Keep the updates coming, we in waiting live for them! :O)

Catherine said...

What a wonderful glimpse into Naomi's home province.

Happy to hear she's doing well and hopefully soon will begin drinking her formula. There definately are unique challenges that face those of us who adopt internationally.

Thanks for the update! Hope you're able to get some well deserved rest.

Abby's Mom said...

Your pictures are amazing! Naomi is adorable :)

C.J. said...

I so appreciate being along to glimpse some of beautiful Naomi and this fantastic experience.

tracy said...

Sounds fun going through the city. Naomi is scrumptious!

RoLo said...

just picturing the little cutie eating a whole plum:)

Dannye said...

so glad to see you guys are finally getting into the routine with Naomi...she looks so comfortable with you guys!!!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

What a sweety she is. Looks and sounds like you are really enjoying your trip.

Gonna have to investigat these babyhawks I think.

Anne said...

Hi Julie
I have been following your journey. Naomi looks beautiful. Did you try the chinese formula or Canadian? Brianna hardly drank the Chinese formula but loved and couldn't get enough Canadian formula. She seems to be eating well and as long as she drinks water. Worry about formula when you get home on your own schedule. Cheryl's little one would not drink either (they gave her fluid by the spoonfuls) After she got home and on a proper schedule she started drinking and now she has no problem at all.

Mark & Michelle said...

That is so sweet that she ate a plum with one tooth!

Thanks for keeping us updated with everything!

Keep the pictures coming!

Jill and Jaap said...

Love reading the updates and seeing the photos!

Steffie B. said...

So glad things are going well....get some rest.

Donna & Joe said...

So nice to see that everyone is doing so well! Naomi is one photogenic little cutie!

Donna :)

OziMum said...

The carriers not only look great, but look really comfy!

The plum looks too big for her wee little mouth!!!

I'm sure it won't be too much longer and you'll be home in your own bed!

Colleen said...

Did you try cutting the nipple for better flow for the bottle?