Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The real Eva Meili Ferguson
On March 6, 2014 we received a tiny gorgeous baby girl. She was handed to us crying and immediately went into what we call her koala hold. She let me console her and even calmed down but refused to look at anyone on interact in anyway. For the next few days she cried if we moved and wailed if we put her down. She could only take about 3-4 ounces of formula at a time. She clearly had never had anything in her mouth but a bottle. She would stare ate food and watch us put it in our mouth but gagged and threw up when I put it in her mouth. Everything scared her, especially the water in the shower or bath. She would not sit in a stroller of high chair. Slowly over the next few days in China she let us put her down with toys (but only in the room) and she didn't know how to play with them and none of them when in or close to her mouth. She would bang them together and rock side to side. She didn't explore toys or us or anything else. She couldn't walk and didn't really crawl, more of scooting on her tummy. She wouldn't make eye contact with us at all and would not interact. I had prepared for this, but even I began to wonder if she was ok, or if something else was wrong, I was afraid she couldn't interact. This was the first (and only in China) smile we got and I had to work very hard for it.
Eva after being home a week
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