Wednesday, December 16
Another Update From Korea
Our Eden is now 18 pounds. She is eating baby food... rice porridge with spinach, potatoes, meat and walnut... yum. She also has crushed apples, pears, tangerines and persimmons. She is now sometimes sleeping through the night! She sleeps from about 9:00 till 6:00... oh boy... an early riser. Her foster mother lays her down with a pacifier to sleep at night and carries her while patting her bottom to put her to sleep during the day. She likes a dark and silent room for sleeping and "is very sensitive to sounds, so she wakes up immediately when she hears noise while sleeping"... this will be a problem. She takes a bath at night and "wants to be in the bath tub for a long time and enjoys splashing in the water." She rolls over and over on both sides and sits alone. She plays sitting on the floor for a long time. She crawls everywhere using her knees and pulls to stand up holding on to furniture. She likes listening to music and enjoys playing with a cellular phone that makes sounds. She also enjoys opening drawers. She recognizes her foster family and smiles to them. She likes to be with people and "playing with young girls"... let's hope she likes young boys too! When tickled she laughs and makes eye contact well. She likes going outside and being held on her foster mother's back. She is now cutting teeth and "drools a lot."
Her case worker also added...
"Sei-in is almost eight months old, very cute and lovely baby girl. She is so curious and clever and active. She is now getting very well under the foster family's love an affection. I do hope she is going to meet her adoptive parents soon and grow up happily and brightly in their love and concern."