Things that Beatrix Nan Yu enjoys:
(1) Running around nekkid after her bath.
(2) Climbing onto and sliding off of the bed 9,286,190 times in a fifteen minute span.
(3) Eating. She and Olivia are yin and yang. Olivia's got the fruit and veggie end covered, and Beatrix is all about the meat and the rice and the bread and the dumplings.
(4) Being carried in the mei tai (and dropping raisins all down my back).
(5) Sliding from one end of the tub to the other when the water is almost drained out and the tub is still slippery.
(6) Being chased by Olivia.
(7) Playing peek-a-boo.
(8) Throwing stuff. That kid has a future on a softball team, for real.
Things she does not enjoy:
(1) TB tests. She cried and cried (and as much as I hate to admit it, I was kinda glad because it was one of the few times I could snuggle her) until I made the magic bag of snacks appear.
(2) Letting anyone help her brush her teeth, put on her socks, or push the elevator button. I. Will. Do. It. Myself.
(3) Watermelon. Apparently it's the grossest food, ever.
(4) Being held or being read to. The only time she stops moving is when she first wakes up from nap/bed (we can snuggle her then) or when she's in the mei tai. I don't know if she'll aways be like this, or if it's a coping mechanism, but I'm dying to just hold her and cuddle her like I did (and still do) with Olivia.
Today was the medical examination. Unbelievably, she doesn't even have a scar from her heart surgery, and he didn't find a heart murmur or anything abnormal sounding in her lungs. Phew. He mumbled something that sounded like "hernia" as he was palpating her tummy, but there wasn't time for questions. We'll ask when we see Dr. Springer in a few weeks, I guess.
Today she also called Olivia jiejie (big sister) for the first time. I think that helped Olivia's emotional state quite a bit - she was so proud.
Tomorrow is our visit to the orphanage and to her finding spot. I imagine it's going to be a very difficult day for all of us, but it's something we need to do for her, for when she has questions in the future.