Wednesday, June 13, 2007

In Living Color...

She was cute in black & white, but a little color never hurt anyone. Doesn’t she look precious? She’s beautiful! !!!!! I don’t believe a word about her being active, restless, or obstinate!!! lol
Not only does a little color help, I’m sure a bath wouldn’t hurt. I stopped by a Chinese restaurant today and asked them to read our paperwork. It will still be at least 2 wks before we receive our translation. We have deciphered most of the information by comparing it to DD’s referral papers. I wasn’t really prepared for this though….The interpreter read that Doodlebug received only 1 bath during the winter months and 3 during the summer months. You never know what she might look like after a good soaking in the tub! lol

Seriously, I know that many of these little girls have never had a tub bath. They are sponged off with a washcloth, so they are not accustomed to bathing as we know it. DD cried every time we tried to bathe her in China, but she loves a good, long bath now.

15 comments:

Mommy Spice said...

Wow, I'm grossed out if I let S.G. go 3 days without a bath. Of course, these little girls are a lot more active and sweaty here.

She's just as cute as can be!! I can't wait to see her in person!

Doris & Dan said...

Congrats!! What a precious little one.

Keep smilin!

Boppa Spice said...

I think that this little doll has just won the lotto. And what a blessing she will be to you. Can't wait for her to meet a previous lotto winner, S.G.

Lauren said...

She is adorable in color!!!! Wow! That is really sad about the bath! That is really cool that you were able to get it translated!

nikki said...

Found you from Mommy Spice, and just wanted to say congratulations! Doodlebug is beautiful!

Julie said...

WOW! She is absolutely stunning (if a little bit in need of a bath!) So glad I stopped by from Mommy Spice's site. Look forward to following your trip to your beautiful baby.

Olivia said...

That bath schedule is crazy! Once you get her home she will stay squeaky clean! She is so precious!

Steffie B. said...

Congrats to you ....stopping by from Hunan Spice....but had already heard through bloggy land about your referral! I'm so happy for you! ;)

Blueeyes said...

Congrats on your new Baby Girl! I'm very excited for you guys! I'm praying for you guys! Please let us know when you travel to get your new daughther. I will pray for your travels! I foung your blog thru PandaMom's & HunanSpicy Mom's Blog! God Bless!

Team Mom said...

Black & white was good, color is even better, but seeing the real thing will be the best of all! After a good scrubbing of Johnsons & Johnsons of course!HaHa.

Anonymous said...

We are very excited about the new greatniece! We hope she brings the family as much joy as DD did. Oh! What a great Christmas we will have this year! Aunt Muh

Ski Patrol said...

Different customs and different views are always fascinating!! I remember going 12 days once and you kind of get used to it!! Of course once I got back to civilization it was the first thing I did!!! I'm sure she is wonderful no matter how clean she is. I bet she will be mesmerized by your oders!!

Jill Johnson said...

I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say congrats on your referral! What a cutie! As an fyi, in reviewing several SN children's files, I've seen mention of the bathing, and it usually refers to the child only getting a bath once a day in the winter and twice a day in the summer - sounds like your little one might be even cleaner getting 3/day in the summer (perhaps she's in a very humid province?). So hopefully this proves true instead of the once a winter theory. =)

Ashley said...

Congrats!

Panda-Mom said...

I think she is soooooo gorgeous! We missed seeing the pics in person today, but totally understand things being crazy!

Baths: PG's paperwork said that she got one bath a day in the winter and two in the summer. I had to say, "Yeah, right!" on that info. There is no way those nannies bathed all those babies THAT much!