Well, first of all, Phebe started sleeping all through the night... it took us 5 days! By Saturday night we were all on Eastern Standard Time and we could not have been happier! Ahhhh! Life is good! I think I've mentioned what a great sleeper Phebe is, she sleeps 11-12 hours at night and on Sunday morning, I woke to the sound of her lying in the crib clapping her hands and chattering away to herself. What a happy girl! (Oh yes, and she also naps for 1-2 hours during the day too!) She is SUCH a smart girl. She can follow simple directions now - like brushing her teeth, come to me, let's go, get a new diaper, dirty clothes (she knows they go in the washing machine). She can say lots of new English words and basically repeats everything we tell her - especially everything Lilah says! She understands the meaning of and can say: shoes, bus, ears, hi, bye-bye, hat, Lilah, Baba, Mama, Phebe (she says Bebe!!), go-go-go, apple, nom-nom (food), bib, dirty, pee-pee, bath, two (her age!) etc... I can't even think of them all right now. She has little funny expressions too - every animal, including pictures in books and the owls on her bib, when she sees them, she makes a little high pitch bark... it's so cute. When she drops something, she puts her hand on her forehead and says "Oh nooooooooo!" - it makes me laugh every.single.time. She makes a brrm brrm sounds for any moving vehicle. She points her (peter pointer) finger, shakes it and says in a high pitch voice "NO-NO-NO!" Simply put - she cracks us up! In fact, in everything she does... she basically tries to make us laugh! She is a real little funny woman! It's hard to believe that she has only been part of our family for 3 weeks. She loves to eat and she eats anything and everything! The only thing we notice she is having difficulty with, is anything that is straight out of the fridge. She isn't used to the cool temperatures. Like yogurt for example, we have to leave it out of the fridge for a while, so she can eat it. And ice-cream, well that has also taken a while to get used to, but I think we have her sold! The only thing that worries us right now is the milk situation. She will take milk/cream in her porridge and any other type of meal that I cook with cream. However, she will not touch a bottle of milk. We were told that she took a bottle at morning and night when she lived in the SWI and we even bought the formula in China to mix, but she won't take it unfortunately. And now, the best part of this post... Our relationship! Phebe and I have made huge strides in the last week as far as attachment goes. Each day we would go off together: we did grocery shopping, went to the park, the coffee shop, walked Lilah to school, played together, etc, etc. And I am happy to report that she is giggling and smiling and coming to me now... without the screaming and fear and hesitation that she did in the past. And my of my, this Mama's heart is SUPER happy. Oh, and she plays peek-a-boo with me too. Have I mentioned she's unbelievably cute? She has captured my heart in a HUGE way.