Long Road to China - Our Adoption Story

Trustmark National Bank account set up:

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Phillip Smith or Niki J. Smith's Adoption Account

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Phil or Niki Smith
P.O. Box 332
Rienzi, MS 38865

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shake it G...........

When we adopted GiGi, she was really weak.  We thought it was her special needs not allowing her to sit up from lying down (even while using the rails on the baby bed).  If she fell over (which wasn't uncommon as her balance wasn't really great either) while sitting, she could not sit back up no matter how hard she tried.  However, as we were still in China, she started to grow stronger & was able to use the rails to pull up to a sitting position.  

We've noticed over the weeks that she has gotten much stronger & more balance.  She has always loved to sing & sometimes we recognize the songs - sometimes it's the "Way O', Way O, Hi, Hi'" song (You'd have to know the precious Alexander boys to understand this - I think Tian was the songwriter, but GiGi loved them both!)  Anywho, GiGi had never danced that we have seen, but she started a few days ago.  Needless to say Colt & Macy Jade think it's the greatest!  Colt cheers her on by laughing at her & Macy teaches her new moves & dances with her.  Well, the videographer skills are much lacking as I couldn't get around to her, but I think you can see how far she has come.  


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