Violet is finally here! And she is awesome.
It was about 2:30 when we got the call that she was a few minutes away. Our room in our hotel has a great view of the front street, so naturally, Nicole and I were glued with our faces pressed against the glass hoping we’d get a glimpse of her coming out of the car with her nannies. About 3:00 is when the doorbell rang.
She took to Nicole right away. I got to hold her a bit while her nannies were here, but once they left, she only wanted Nicole. She still lets me play with her and she’ll allow me to feed her along with Nicole, which is such an answer to prayer. She is attached to this little pink towel and gets upset if Nicole leaves her sight in the room for too long.
Her personality is so much more than we hoped for. She’ll mimic us and giggle, and point to trees and scooters as we walk outside. In fact, she loves leaves so much that they nicknamed her the Chinese word for “leaf” at her orphanage.
We are head over heels. Like any new baby, Nicole and I are finding ourselves just staring at her – enamored that she is finally here.
Her dexterity and cognitive skills are excellent too. She picks up little puffs, puts them in her mouth, sorts them into cups, and then dumps them everywhere for a laugh. She can also walk now – which we are thankful for.
Violet was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Her eyes are captivating, her smile is contagious, and she’s got these amazingly long eyelashes. She is one beautiful girl.
Tonight was special as she fell asleep in Nicole’s arms and is now sleeping comfortably in her crib. We couldn’t have asked for a better Gotcha Day. All praise, honor, and glory to God!
Enjoy some pictures below: