...and life as a new adoptive family gets a little better each day. There are many more smiles than tears (from all of us), and the triggers that had been setting Jiushu off into fits of grief, anger, or anxiety seem to be fading. He is more relaxed and much happier as he is learning to recognize and trust us. Making him smile or giggle feels like such a worthy accomplishment!
And look who now has a pincer grasp. I grabbed my camera quickly yesterday morning, so these are not particularly winsome photos (note the girl's bib, the prunes smeared on his face), but I was glad to document this milestone.