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Wednesday, February 13

Then and Now...

What a differnce almost four months makes!!! The top photo was taken just an hour or so after we first met Alice. Although she didn't cry at handover, you can tell from her sweet little face that she was feeling scared, lost and vulnerable. She was so very tiny - just 5.3kg - and so quiet. Almost four months on, things have (thankfully) changed dramatically. The Alice I know and love so much is a happy, lively, effervescent little person with an infectious smile (that she WILL NOT let me capture on camera!!) and an attitude to boot. She now weighs in at 8.1 kg and has grown a whopping 6 cm in height. She squeals with excitement when I go in to get her out of bed in the morning, and gives me big snuggles when I lift her up. She loves me to read her favourite books to her whilst she sits on my lap, and waves her tiny hands in the air above her head when we sing 'Twinkle Twinkle'. She adores her jie jie and ge ge, gives her Daddy big kisses, and seems very happy to have me as her mum. It has been quite a journey for all of us so far, but for none more so than our sweet Alice. She has undergone so many changes in her short life, yet seems to be happy, content and full of love to share with us, her forever family. I am just so full of admiration for this spunky little person - my sweet, vibrant and spicy Chinese daughter.


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OziMum said...

You can see her little cheeks have filled out!!! 3kgs in 4 months?!! That's fantastic!!!