Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Day is Officially Made

Because of this.....

and this.....

and this......

She is making baby steps. Actually playing with toys was something I thought we were going to have to wait a while longer for. Granted, sometimes she has the attention span of a small gnat.....but it's progress!

AND I took Reagan and Rylie to the park today and she got on the swings, and climbed on steps, and came down the slide...by herself. That means she wasn't attached to my leg. That means she walked on her own 2 feet...for a while anyway. It was great. (I didn't take my camera along...so there's no proof. But it really happened!)

She takes longer to do things than other kids her age. Her gross motor and balance is obviously delayed. But she has more freedom and opportunity to move now than perhaps before so I am certain she will make strides quickly on that front. Right now she reminds me of our other kids about 1-2 months after they started walking.

In other news, we took her to the doctor on Friday for a checkup. She did amazing...she is so cooperative with people. She was like that in China too. The only time she fussed was when she had her TB test placed on her arm. They even did a finger stick and she didn't make a peep....strong girl! The doctor thought she looked great. She was 23 pounds, 8 ounces and 32 inches long. She made it on the American growth chart! Monday she had to go back to get a lot of bloodwork drawn, so we will wait to hear those results and go from there.

We are learning more and more about her personality....which I will save for another post being that she just dumped crayons all over the living room!


  1. Praising God for EVERY victory!!!

  2. Sounds like a great day Jen - she is progressing so beautifully :).

  3. The Howdyshell'sOctober 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    She is adorable and we are so very happy for all of you:) We can't wait to meet her and see all of you guys. We must try and get together sometime soon. Please give me a ring.

    Love and Hugs,
    Cathy, Chip and Trey