7/6/08

Because it's hard to think about anything else...


...I had to share the last few gratuitous pictures of our Flynn QiuQiu! We have received so many that I have not posted the entire lot with each update. So here are the last of the ones that I have yet to put up. I do try to remember how lucky we are to get so many pictures of her during the wait. I know that this is a rare and wonderful thing. She will be very glad of these in later years, as she grows up. It's also a wonderful thing that she looks so happy in so many of these pictures.

Just look at that smile!...

...I can't get enough of it!
I love how open and relaxed she looks - not self-protective or guarded. No one should have to be in an orphanage in these early months of their life. But it looks to me that she has had it better than many, and for that I am infinitely grateful.

A night picture. She looks sleepy in this one. I can't wait to put some weight on that little body!...count those toes, watch her clutch our fingers, kiss her on the nose and on the top of that little head. This little girl has so, so much love waiting for her.

12 comments:

C&A said...

what a cute! I can't wait to see he in your arms-won't be to long now!

Deirdre said...

She is so insanely beautiful. Congrats on the travel plans! Please, please let us know if there's anything we can do to help, either in preparation, while you're gone, or once you're home.

Chrissie Larkin said...

i love these photos! they are so so sweet! the nighttime shot is just precious...i know you cant wait to just snuggle...you guys will just be in one big pile on the couch or in the bed just so you can all feel each other! just covered in love! kind of like now when i. snuggles on one side h. on the other and s. is usually one the other side of one of them...there are hands and legs propped everywhere just to make sure that everyone is touching...MY FAVORITE!!! its such a wonderful time! i can't wait to see the photos...

Vivian M said...

Somehow I think she will never make it to the crib because she will be snuggling in bed with you, or you will stand by her crib all night long just watching her! (I know I was guilty of that until sheer exhaustion kicked in!).
Thank you for sharing the pictures!

MotherMotherOcean said...

She IS cute. I can't wait to see you two with her.

Maia said...

Yes, I agree. It's fantastic how happy and relaxed she looks - and it says a lot about her treatment in the SWI. She really is the loveliest little thing! And having so many pictures of her pre-adoption is an amazing gift!

FF put on six pounds in the first week she was with us. One third of her original weight! She could not stop eating. It was totally crazy to watch her pack it away!

Yoli said...

I cannot blame you, that is all I could think about before travel. My baby. Maia, she looks like such an easy baby. She does seem open and happy. Soon, soon you will be showering her with your love.

Nicole said...

I happened upon your blog from a friend's. Flynn is stunningly beautiful. I hope your wait is not much longer! Your illustrations are also beautiful. You are really talented!

Janelle said...

she is so incredibly lovely -- and she does indeed have much love awaiting her (and cute clothes, engaging books, and a gorgeous room!)

Tish said...

i love the sleepy shot! i hope she is a cuddler! matthew wasn't really cuddly when we brought him home, but i think that is because he didn't experience much of it in taiwan.

Stacie said...

i know what you mean....she is a lovely little girl. I can't wait to see her in your arms. The waiting is so hard.

Amanda said...

I hadn't checked your blog in awhile & man I love all the new pictures! The ones at the Botanical Gardens are GORGEOUS!!! You are such a wonderful photographer!

And sweet Qiu Qiu what a precious little girl! I can see why her smile melts your heart! The 22nd will be here before you know it! I'm so excited for you both!