Today was the day that my adoption was finalized in China. I had to have my picture taken with Caroline, then I had to be interviewed, fill out a bit more paperwork, then meet with the notary to answer the same questions, and sign papers. That went smoothly.
We are thrilled with Caroline. She is very shy and still doesn't trust....that will come with time. I am happy to say that she has bonded with me and doesn't want me out of her sight....and she wants me to hold her all of the time. I'm happy to accommodate her! She can certainly walk, so we are hoping that she will decide to demonstrate that skill in the next day or two.
Caroline smiled today! About 4 times today she cracked a smile.....so sweet! She loves to be touched and caressed. When I put her to bed, she continues to rock herself to sleep, so she is a self-soother. so, hopefully, when she knows that I'll soothe her by rocking her to sleep she won't feel the need to rock herself. She has also attached herself to a little stuffed animal....it is a 'Beposh' brand striped monkey. She has to have that at all times.....so when I return home I better get another one just like it in case she loses this one. I can recall a certain cousin who couldn't be without her 'Puffy'.....and when that Puffy was lost, there was a mad dash to find another one. I don't want to do the 'mad dash.'
Enjoy the pictures from today.