Monday, May 31, 2010

It's Official!

David here.  After signing many forms written in Chinese, putting our red thumbprints on several documents, visiting 2 different official offices, and having our official picture made (which, of course, Hannah did not like at all, where is Rene with his funky monkey when you need him?) it is now official - according to the Chinese Government, we are now the official parents of Hannah Grace Cooke!


What a difference 24 hours makes.  This time yesterday, Hannah was one unhappy little girl.  Here is the video of our initial meeting with Hannah, just as we spotted her coming in the Hotel ...



Today, she has had her moments, but with each passing moment her personality is slowly beginning to emerge.  We still haven't seen her beautiful smile or heard her make any sounds (other than crying of course, so we know she can make sounds :>) but she has started walking around some, interacting with us more and she even waved goodbye to our guide this afternoon.  She is currently sitting on the bed with Lois playing with some stacking cups - and seems quite engrossed in them.  We think we almost saw a smile a few moments ago ...  One thing is for sure, there is nothing wrong with her appetite.  She ate quite well at breakfast this morning and also for lunch, and the only thing she has spit out so far was the boiled egg we tried at breakfast - mental note, no more boiled eggs for now.  Below is a short video of Hannah playing with her stacking blocks on the bed:

7 comments:

The Younger Rachael said...

She is a beautiful child. And despite the initial screams, she seems okay. The smile might take a while, but when it comes, what a joy that will be to see.

Goodness, I'm eager to meet Hannah, but I will be patient!

Melanie McBride said...

Welcome, Hannah Grace! You are beautiful. (Your blue puppy seems to think so, too.)

Thanks, David and Lois, for keeping us so well updated.

Melanie for the McBrides

Jen said...

How precious! We are so happy for all 3 of you. What a beautiful daughter and precious blessing.

Marcus and Patty said...

Beautiful family, thank you for letting us share the journey with you.

Virginia said...

She is so precious! Judging by the stacking cup video, she's looking more at ease already. It looks like she has great manual dexterity, too. Thanks for letting us tag along on your amazing journey! I showed Kerry the photos from yesterday and , again, it sounded like she said "Nan Nan". Tell Hannah Ying Ying says hi! Hope you three have a great day!

Gin =)

Gin =)

Virginia said...

Oh I forgot to mention, Helen was our guide in Nanchang, too. If you get a chance, tell the Miller's say "Hi".

Denise said...

OH WOW! I have tears, but tears of JOY! God is good, the whole time i watched her cohen kept saying "hey hannah, i love you hannah" , she already has friends waiting for her. She is beautiful!