Friday, September 12, 2008

On the road to recovery

Well Emme has been sick for 6 days but on the road to recovery. What started as a cold, became a cough and 2 red ears and a sore throat. She had a big fever for 1 night but then just one less intense flare-up. She's doing better and went back to "school" today. I called and she was already napping after eating her lunch. We are supposed to go away tomorrow so hopefully her recovery will continue. I couldn't help take a few pictures of her yesterday napping and then eating a pedialyte pop. She doesn't like to be covered with blankets but has a new fondness for towels. Despite all her ailments she was a real trooper. She laid in bed for a few days, watched "toonies" and cuddled with me. Yesterday was harder as she was just cranky probably from her schedule being upside down and just plain old cabin fever. The one exception was when I went to the grocery store to get her some jello and she wailed for 30 minutes and laid by the front door crying for me. I felt so bad and by the time I got back she was eating yogurt with grandma. One interesting thing which evolved was that she has always called me "mama" almost from the beginning. However, she called her nannies all "mama" too. She calls my mother "ma" and my nana, "nana". She calls women she likes "ma". Two days ago she started to call me "MOMMY". While I am partial to "mama" this signifies something to me and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Signed Mommy to Emme Li

11 comments:

Beverly said...

that is sweet. love the pics. I am partial to "mama" too.

Julie said...

That first photo is adorable! She doesn't LOOK sick :)

And love that you have now officially earned the title of mommy - as KaiLan would say, that is "Super Special" :)

Juliette said...

So good to read Emme is feeling better. I hope you'll have some fun days out this weekend with your 2 loved ones "Mommy"!
A nice new step...

Twice Blessed China Mom said...

Gracie called anyone that had the potential to give her what she wanted "mama" for about 6 months. I knew this was not a good thing, but it had some funny moments. I have a brother who is a big guy; over six feet tall. We were at a school park playing, and Grace kept calling, "Mama! Mama!" She wanted my brother. He scurried to her saying, "I'm coming!!!"
Jeana

Samantha said...

Congrats Mommy! What a good feeling!

Jill said...

The 2nd pic is my favorite. SO SWEET! I am so envious that you are getting to be mommy. I long to hear that word. Lucy calls me mama, as does my bio son who I gave up in an open adoption 18+ years ago. Being called mommy would be such music to my ears.....

Yoli said...

Lisa, what a beautiful relationship is blooming between you two. Warms the heart. Love these sweet pictures Mommy.

Mamacita said...

You can just see and feel the love she has for you in the first picture!

Snowflowers Mum said...

I'm glad she's feeling better, but I think I got her cold from visiting your blog too many times!

I am PRAYING Paisley says Mummy soon, she calls me 'Mum' or MAMA at the moment, for me that first 'Mummy' will be priceless!

Emme is adorable, but I guess you already knew that!

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Lilly said...

My Emme (short for Emily) also call everyone mama, including her daddy. Emily is 2 3/4 year old from Guandong and her vocabulary is very limited. I won't worry because I've seen other kids the same age do the same, calling the caregiver mama. I think their words are so limited now that to get their attention she calls everyome mama, but she calls me mami with the sweetest of voice and I just love it.

Your Emme is absolutly adorable!