Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grow Baby Grow


Five days out of the orphanage.  Five days of being fed with an eye dropper because he was too weak to suck.  All credit to the people who had him first who fed him round the clock every two hours!  The first day I got him (day 4), I tried a bottle and he successfully sucked!  Amazing!


Day 9 out of the orphanage.  He still sucks on his hand but less so that before.  Hand sucking is something that hungry children do.  We have had to gently remove his hands from his mouth when he was taking a bottle-it's just a habit of self comforting,
Heavily supervised tummy time!  He can not lift up his head but loves being on his tummy.


Crying!  Fussing!  Expressing displeasure-these are all good things because it means his energy is developing. He still doesn't have many tears.


Keeping up with the Chinese language! Paul used to do the same thing with our daughter.

Day by day he grows.  Yesterday his foot finally responded to being rubbed.  He has  along way to go but step by step he is making progress.

9 comments:

prechrswife said...

So precious...God bless you for taking care of this sweet little one. It reminds me to be thankful for the Chinese foster mother who took such wonderful care of our daughter.

mmichele said...

What a survivor he is. Grow Baby Grow, indeed.

Alida said...

oh my goodness... my heart goes out to you all. May God continue to give you all the energy and strength you need to help this little one!

Amelia said...

So are you going to have him full time? I thought from your original post that you would be taking him on and off to give the "actual" foster parents a break.

Walking to China said...

Still working out those details.

Kelli said...

Wow, what a blessing you are to that baby.

beth said...

I love updates on this little guy. I have a weird question. Since you bike most places, do you have a little seat on your bike for him? How do you transport him?

Walking to China said...

Beth-he is too little for a bike. He can't sit up. We mostly keep him at home (where he should be) or if we go someplace, we take a taxi.

beth said...

Gotcha! Just wondering.