Yes!! Mia has mastered the rollover from her tummy to her back. We had been working with her on it. To be honest, she didn't really seem all that interested, she just squealed and fussed whenever we would do tummy time. Then this morning Rich comes running upstairs to show me Mia's new trick. I knew she was holding out on us, heh. Oh and did I mention she just gets cuter every day, yeah I am head over heals for this little girl.
I have been a little under the weather and not really up on my blogging...I have some blog reading to catch up on as well..I am working on posting pictures from our trip and will be posting them in order by the provinces we visited.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. When I read about the state of China adoption program, I know that Rich and I have so much to be thankful for. It seemed like just after we got our referral, things started getting really shaky and unpredictable with the program. It looks like no referrals will be coming again this month, as CCAA welcomes a new director..I feel so badly for the families waiting, I really do, the heartache must be unimaginable. While we were in China, our guide told us, that families logging in now, could expect to wait 5 - 6 years for a referral. I know from experience that people think that even with these odds, you could just walk away from it and save yourself heartache. However, there comes a point where you are not only financially invested, but more importantly emotionally invested in this child you haven't met. I look into Mia's eyes everyday and I realize that it is such a gift, a blessing that she is here with us....For those still waiting,, huge hugs


Sherri said...

Woo hoo...way to go Mia. I loved each milstone from Sam and he's still showing new ones at the age of 9. They can do so much and it just makes us as parents so happy and very proud!!

We had a great Thanksgiving and I hope you all did as well?


Christine said...

Woot for rollover!!!

And that wait is just too much. I really can't understand how that is clinically sound. Given how much can happen in five to six years, why not stop taking referrals for a while and shorten the list? People who want to build a family and want to adopt more than once cannot even think of adopting from China.

Looking forward to seeing some new pics when you get the chance. Not like you have a lot of free time on your hands.

lmgnyc said...

Sorry you have been sick Jenny, I can't wait to see your pics!

Anonymous said...

Little Bug said....

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Sorry your not feeling like Jenny Bug but hey it happens to the best of moms. Hope Mia got some turkey and all the fixings. Miss you lots

All my Love

jess said...

Dear Jen, Things seem to be going well for you and your husband.I hope you enjoyed your first Thanksgiving with your new bundle of joy. Did she eat any turkey? I know I did.I was so happy to see Mia making progress everything seems to be moving along. well I can not wait to here more.
God Bless

Lesa said...

Way to go little one!! I know that tickled Rich to pieces!

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Jen - so glad to hear that Mia is coming into her own. Today it's rolling over - tomorrow running with the dogs down at the park ! I guess you and Rich were really lucky in getting Mia when you did (must be that special angel watching over you). Glad to hear the holiday was good - I bet you can't wait till Christmas. I imagine Mia's going to love all of the lights. So many people at work have been asking about you - well not really you but Mia. Michael told me to tell you congrats and he's so happy for you. I've been giving everyone who asks the link to your blog - the one you sent out before you left didn't connect to it. Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit under the weather - remember to take good care of yourself for Mia's sake. Well, I really do hope to see you soon but if not, take care. We miss you and I'll 'talk' to you again soon. Give Mia kisses and hugs (Rich too!). dj