Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Xuanwu Lake Park and small breakthroughs

This morning we went to Xuanwu Lake, the largest lake in Nanjing with an  area of 444 hectares.  And I might eat a chicken foot (yes, they're on our breakfast buffet) in honor of the first person to tell me what a hectare is.  It was refreshing to get out of the urban-ness for a few hours. 
More split pants.  The other day Vince watched a child go #2 on the sidewalk.

Red ribbons tied to "lucky trees" for Dragon Boat Festival

In honor of International Children's Day we watched a parade of children's marching bands.  Favorite part?  Unicycles!
Jiushu was quite fussy all morning unless we were moving.  The very second we ceased to move, even on the bus, he would begin crying.  He took a good nap after we returned from the park, and we've made some progress this afternoon.  Jiushu had his first poo (since being with us) and ate some noodles.  Up to this point, he has eaten very little other than a few bottles.  He is more content, is making good eye contact, babbling, and is growing more receptive to our comfort and feeding.  And he has given mama a few smiles!  Oh, that does my heart good! We are celebrating these baby steps today.

A million thank-yous to all who are praying and posting on the blog!  I am so comforted and encouraged by your comments...please keep them coming. 


Blair Family said...

Hurray for baby steps!! Keep celebrating them!

asian~treasures said...

Praise the Lord for the positive steps!! And, the first poo....yeah!

: )

Aldridge Family China Adoption said...

Our whole family is watching for each post and praying like crazy for the "good report"!! He's absolutely darling, and each smile will make every tear worthwhile!

Nicole said...

Jerusha, so happy to hear your family has made some progress! I am still praying for you and will continue to do so when we leave on Friday! Jiushu is unbelievably adorable - can't get over his cuteness!!

I would love for you to let me know what church & service you make it to in Guangzhou - DH and I are hoping to do the same thing. Thanks!!

rocket.p.grenade said...

In honor of J's first poo, all the kids here have also had a poo. :)
Love love love you.

Stephanie said...

So happy you are getting some baby steps! Rejoice! I'm sure they encourage you to keep on doing what you are doing. Enjoy each day you are there. It is a special time to focus on him.

Kristina said...

Keep your chin is hard but trust me, it gets a lot easier after you get home....we are on month 2 at home and it's way better then it ever was in china....

PS- i just have to say ROCK CHALK!!!! Love your hubs' KU gear! That was pretty much my entire wardrobe while in China! :-)

Kristina (from the holt forums)

Willowmom said...

Jerusha - Your son is gorgeous, he sounds like he is doing very well and I am happy to hear he had such a strong attachment to his nanny (that is a great sign!). Hope you all survive the difficult times (and no doubt you will). Enjoy the rest of your trip and getting to love on your little boy before you return home. We'll keep praying for you and your family. Laurie