Thursday, October 20

Gwen's "Lovey"

My precious baby girl loves her "lovey".

It's a washcloth with folded/sewn corners that she can rub under her fingers over or rub on her face.

I understand that the cribs at the orphanage were simple boards lined with a towel and many of the kids could soothe themselves by playing with the towel.

Some of the other Shenzhen parents have reported that their baby is expecially attached to a washcloth or handtowel and some of them say their child only likes China towels!

Fortunately, Gwen loves any towel/washcloth that has a firmly sewn corner.

When she's stressed, she'll grab her 'lovey' and search out the corner and play with it. I really wish the orphanage would have sent a washcloth/towel with her on Gotcha day. It sure would have been easier for her to get through that traumatic day if she had a lovey! It was three days before she started being herself enough to show us that she liked towels. Since then, she's never been without her cherished lovey! It's made her life easier and ours too!

Isn't she cute doing that? :)


Blogger Gracencameronsmomy said...

Donna, You are lucky that she will take any wash cloth or towel. Gracie will ONLY take a certain "bunny" that my sister-in-law got her and it is getting pretty worn. So I tried to find another one and couldn't. I fianlly found it and it is $40.00! Ouch! oh well, anything for the kids...

October 20, 2005 3:50 PM  
Blogger PeiLien said...

What wonderful's nice that she is able to feel comfort in you, your husban and of course HER LOVEY!!

what a beautiful baby!!


October 20, 2005 5:12 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Yes, she certainly is cute while doing that...or anytime really!

You're so blessed!

October 21, 2005 9:19 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What a beauty! Only Maggie Lin is as cute (ha ha). I haven't been on the boards lately-no TIME but I have been thinking about you!


October 22, 2005 7:47 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Hi! Your little girl is adorable! We are adopting a baby girl from China also, hoping to travel early spring! I just LOVE the car seat you have for Gwen, could you PLEASE tell me where you got it I've been looking for one for Chloe and I just love that one! Thanks!

October 24, 2005 8:35 PM  
Blogger mom to two munchkins said...

Wow, I guess my daughter isn't the only one who takes to washclothes. Mine only takes to the changing blankets. She has one in each of our cars. She has trillion of them in her bed. Yes, when she does get upset or Mommy upsets her, she reaches for her blanket. She is now 4 and 1/2 and that is her security blanket. And don't ever try to take them away, omygosh, my daughter put up a great fight.
I just love your blog and enjoy them everyday.
Thank you for sharing them with us.

October 25, 2005 8:44 AM  

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