If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Maggie Day 2- Making it Official

With adoptions in China, they give you a day to spend with the child before you make it official.  Well today was sign a ton of paperwork, pay your money, and make it official day.

But first things first.  We started the day with a Skype date with family.  Maggie took a few minutes to wake up but then chatted their ear off.

She is beautiful even at 7 in the morning. 

Then it was off to an early date at the Civil Affairs office and the police station.

Trent and I had a lot of business to tend to so Maggie was entertained by my sister and her sister.

At the police station, she got a kick out of playing peek-a-boo with daddy.

A Few Things We Have Learned About Maggie:

1. Girlfriend loves to eat. 

2. She does not lay still for diaper changes.  Wiping poop off a moving toddler in several layers of clothing is NOT easy!!

3. She loves to mimic you.  She was even mimicking me coughing.

4. She sings.  I don't know what she is singing, but she sings a lot.

5. You can't keep headbands in her hair.  You can distract her for a minute but then she still goes back to pull them out. 

6. She head butts when she doesn't get her way.  I remember seeing this in some of the kids in her room and apparently she picked it up.  That is going to have to change quickly.

7. She giggles a lot and it is absolutely precious. 

8. She talks a lot. Again it makes no sense even to the translator but she just keeps on going. 

9.  She does not like to be restrained.  She didn't like me wearing her, she cries when you buckle her into the stroller, and she pushes my arms away when I hold her in the car.  Girl wants her freedom. 


likeschocolate said...

So glad things are going well!

Anonymous said...

know some Grandparents who are very proud of all of you

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