This morning was a tough visit, as you'll probably pick up on in the few morning pictures below. We only took a couple because we weren't feeling too cheery, but remembered it's important to document every part of this journey...happy and sad. Too much sadness and crying for all 3 of us to take this morning. Our babe is very sensitive to the feelings of others, just like our other girls. She can sense when others are upset....and meal times are really hard for her as most of the other babies scream and cry to be fed, and then fight to eat because they don't do well eating solids. She eats well but meals are a VERY stressful time in her groupa. She grips her chair until her knuckles are white and cries between bites. She is very hyper-vigilant during meal times looking all around, worried about the other children. I can't blame her. I leave shaking every time. I think when we get home I will hold her in my lap to feed her for a while to try and show her that meal time is pleasurable and to try and build some trust with her. Thankful that we were able to give our sweet girl some respite and love this morning. It gets harder and harder each time to take her back. This evening's visit went much better, probably thanks to the prayers many of you sent up!
Soon sweet angel, meal times will be full of love.
She just wasn't quite herself this morning :( It was rough to see her so scared and sad. But I am praising God we were there to comfort her.
Tonight her spirit was back! Praise God!
Playing the "sneaking" game where we sneak up on her and tickle her :)
She started giving kisses on her own tonight! She kept leaning in on both of us with big open mouth kisses. It's exactly what my heart needed. Her heart is already beginning to heal!
One of my favorite ever pictures :)
Asking Mama to pick her up <3
Mama kisses are the best!
I must kiss her cheekies and neck a hundred times per visit!
And our night ended with some fireworks, just because :)