Saturday, June 28, 2008

Emme's shaved head

   While I didn't get any information about travel yesterday, I did get something really good!  Good enough so that I was not depressed the whole day about not receiving LOA or Ta!  I got updated pictures of precious little Emme!  I was a bit surprised.  Remember that head full of hair??  It's gone!  Shaved!  Mylei had a mohawk.  Emme has a reverse mohawk.
    I have received various information about why they shave the heads of these beautiful little girls.  1)  They want it to grow in thicker and fuller and even.  2.)  It's cooler.  Especially for her, she lives in a tropical climate.  3.)  It's a sad fact of institutional life.  Easier to keep clean from dirt, bugs, lice, etc...
     One of my little internet friends casually told me, "Oh, yeah, I asked them not to shave our daughter's hair."  That would have been a nice thing to know I could ask:-)

     Oh well, she's beautiful... really... even with a shaved head!!  I am going to wait until tomorrow night to post her new pictures.  I need to have something to look forward to doing to get me through until Monday.  Who would ever think I'd live for Monday's?? 
     We also received updated measurements.  I have a hard time believing they are correct.  However, her SN is slow growth so maybe they are accurate.  They said her weight is 12 pounds and her length is 24 inches.  On Monday, she will be 10 months.  That seems a bit small to me.  I told you she was a peanut!

    I have to go rest my weary bones now!  I was cleaning and painting the girls' room today.  I started at 10 am and finished at 6:15 pm.  I shouldn't say finished.  I should say, I got the first coat applied ( 2 more to go.  I am doing a linen weave).  Getting Emme has been a great reason to redo their room.  Shelby and Gracie have had the same decor since Shelby was born (She's 10 now.)  We are making their room a Hawaiian room.  I think it's going to be really cute.  We have bunk beds with a trundle on the way so that all 3 can share a room until one of them is brave enough to sleep in the bedroom downstairs.  Emme will sleep in a crib for awhile.  Of course, I'll post pictures when it's done!

    Come back tomorrow to see new pictures of Emme!


Shawnstribe said...

sooooo precious!!!!
Rest easy, it wont be long and your precious bundle will be inyour arms!!!!

Marlene said...

It is very possible that she is 12 pounds at 10 months. That is what our daughter from Guangxi weighed when we received her at 9.5 months and from the pictures she looks just about the same size,so bring very small clothes 6 to 9 months. She is now 7 years old and is 33 pounds, her younger sister is 5 and is now 50 pounds. Check out our website