Baby S and Grace, one of the China Team guides. I had to allow her to hold S for a while because I hurt her feelings earlier. Baby S is very friendly and would go to almost anyone. Her brother J was the same way and I always worried about his safety. Let's face it, it takes just seconds for someone to cart your kid away. So we are trying to work with her in terms of recognizing with we are her mom and dad and we are here to meet her basic needs. Once she has that down, then we won't mind her being with others. When I mentioned this to Grace, it really hurt her feelings as well as Sarah (another guide). We know they mean well, but we have waiting for so long to hold our daughter and it does not go over well when they want to hold her for long periods of time.
I must admit that I could have avoided the situation by placing Baby S in her carrier. However, this was the first opportunity our travel group had to mingle after receiving our children. I wanted Baby S to meet her brothers and sisters (we have three boys in our group) and play with them. After the guide incident, P went to fetch the carrier and we kept her in it most of the night, except for the photo ops.
Since we are addressing the subject, please do not be offended when we do not initially allow you to hold Baby S. For the first month or two, we are only going to allow her nuclear family to hold her. That is mama, baba, brother J and J's girlfriend S.
Martin always finds and excuse to break out the rice wine. P & B do not mind and are such great sports by following along. Heh
Jack Daniels shot. P just informed me that B returned after putting J to bed. They then had push ups and jumping drinking games.