Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finding My Groove

I feel like I am getting into the swing of things a little tiny bit. I thought I would just hit the ground running when Havensong arrived...I hit the ground, but I have yet to run anywhere. Just the simple task of walking out the door to go to the store takes effort. I come back into the house three or four times to get diapers, bottles, outfits, etc. The bottle feeding is the biggest challenge for me. There is so much you have to remember and bring with you. And I am not the most organized person...My head is often in the clouds and I am many times a few steps behind. Breastfeeding was the easiest thing for me, and I never ever left the house without my own nipples. (Did I mention my milk was FREE??!!)

Once she started eating solid food, things got easier. When she first arrived she would clamp her little lips shut if you went anywhere near her mouth with food. I am sorry to say, it was a McDonald's fry that did the trick. Now she enjoys green beans just as much but we needed something really tasty to start the ball rolling. She thinks eating is the funnest thing ever now. I am happy to say she has gained three lbs, and is now in the 1%! The nannies in the orphanage called her "Thumb." She is still tiny but is making great strides.

She is not only blossoming each day, but she is also becoming really at ease and comfortable. She looks relaxed as she plays with her toys and rides around in her car seat. She is starting to use sign language, and nods or shakes her head when we ask her a question.

 We even have to tell her "No" now, and that was especially hard today while she was sporting a "villain mustache."

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  1. I love reading your posts and tracking Havensong's progress. You guys have such an amazing story to tell her someday.

  2. Thank you Heather! Im so glad others are also being blessed. She's doing so great and I'm daily amazed by her.