Q. What size
is Lydia wearing?
A. Good question! She is still wearing some 6-9 month outfits, but is mainly
in 12 month outfits. One-piece outfits are still best as she is petite and pants
are often too big for her.
Q. What does
A. The question should be—what doesn’t she eat?! She’s been
a good eater since the day we got her. She doesn’t like spaghetti or
catsup, but she loves pizza—so go figure! One of her favorite things
is ice—please don’t crunch if you don’t intend to share!
Q. Is she
sleeping through the night?
A. Lydia wakes up several times at night—nighttime is still often a struggle,
but it is getting better.
What is Lydia saying?
A. Not much really. She can “baby babble” with the best of them,
but doesn’t seem interested in saying “real words” yet. She
does say “mamamamama” and “dadadadada” and “babababababa”—for
bottle! Many have also asked about her transition from hearing Chinese to hearing
English. This does not seem to be a problem for her at all. She may not say
much, but she understands everything we say and can follow directions quite
well (when she feels like it!)
Q. Does she
A. Without a doubt, Lydia loves music. She doesn’t watch much TV right
now, but will stop in her tracks if a catchy jingle comes on. (Her current
is for SBC where they sing “Phone, TV, DSL”—she dances to
it!) She loves to play piano with her dad—or without him! As for every
mother’s dream of singing lull-a-byes to her children, well, I had to
abandon that dream. If I sing, she sings so it doesn’t work to put her
Q. Does she have any favorite toys?
A. Her favorite toys are all of them! She really loves to play and doesn’t
have one favorite toy.
Q. How big
is she? What are her features like?
A. We haven’t had her weighed/measured for quite awhile. I’ll try
to update this after her next doctor’s appointment. Lydia’s hair
is very fine and she has a double cowlick in back. She won’t wear a barrette
so we’ll be getting her bangs cut soon! Lydia looks best in bright colors
such as lime green, bright pink, purple and yellow. Colors such as white, light
pink, and light blue tend to “wash her out”.
the funniest question you’ve
been asked about Lydia?
A. We had a man comment that Lydia smelled good. He then asked Jonathan if
that was because she is Chinese. Jonathan responded, that, no, it was because
had just had a bath!
Q. Why China?
A. China is the country God laid on our hearts. One of our youth
group kids went there for a mission trip two summers in a row
and his stories and pictures completely captivated us! Another
reason for China is because adoption and custody are final
in China. There is no chance for the birth parents or anyone
else to claim the child once he or she is given up for adoption.
This is not so with some domestic adoptions.
Q. When can
Lydia apply for U.S. citizenship?
A. The moment we step onto U.S. soil, she is considered an official
citizen...no application needed!
Q. Will you
definitely be getting a girl?
A. Yes. We have requested a girl and as China has more girl orphans
than boy orphans, we will have no problem getting a girl.
Q. How old
will Lydia be?
A. Lydia will celebrate her first birthday on July 2nd!
Q. When will
you get her?
A. We will be traveling to China on July 14th and Lydia will be
given to us on July 18th.
Q. How are
you decorating Lydia's room?
A. Light purple and pandas.