First, let's focus on the reason we were there. Sara Joy! If you follow us (Tim or I) on facebook, you will already know a lot of the stories I'm going to tell - you can either move on, or read them in more detail here.... it's hard to tell a story on facebook! Also, you will have already seen the revealing of Ms. Sara Joy Edom Roach. But if not, you are in for something wonderful. This was our first glimpse of Ms. Sara Joy Edom (pronounced eh-dom) Roach:
She was sleeping when we arrived. I saw here right away. She was the most beautiful little girl! I fell in love with her right away. I didn't get too excited though... because I didn't want to be disappointed if she was not my Sara Joy (but in my heart I knew immediately that she was). I asked "Is this Edom" and that nanny said yes. I asked if I could pick her up and the nanny said I could. This is Sara's reaction:
Needless to say she was not as much in love with me, as I was with her! And as for Tim.... she REALLY didn't like him. If he even LOOKED at her, she would start to cry. She cried some big croc tears and held her arms out to her nanny. It broke my heart to give her to her nanny, but I didn't want her to be afraid. So, the nanny took her and laid her down in her bed. She was patting her back and bottom to soothe her. I asked her if I could do it, and she said yes. Well, Sara had covered her whole body with her blanket, including her face so she would not have to see us. She must have known it was me who started patting her though, because she took her little arm out from under the blanket and tried to shoo my hand away from her.
Eventually she let me take her out of her crib. Still Tim was not allowed to even look at her though. We played together for awhile. After about 30 minutes of me and Sara playing together (and Tim still had not gotten to touch her, poor guy) Sara dropped a toy. I asked Tim to come over and pick it up and try to give it to her. He didn't want to upset her, but he tried it. It was the ice breaker. She passed the toy back and forth between her and Tim and finally Tim was able to hold her.