Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Time Flies When Your Having Fun

Oh my how a few weeks home and getting over jet lag help a person. LOL We are doing good with little Miss Mia. She has been a hoot this week laughing and smiling a whole lot more........which is such a blessing. And she even Loves her mama now. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! We were at church Sunday and another adoptive China mama came up to Mia and she pulled away and laid her head on my chest. Such an awesome feeling to know she just wanted me. I know that for most this isn't a big deal, but this was Huge in this house. :)

I can't believe we have been home almost 1 month with our baby girl. She just fits so perfectly into our family, it's like she was always here. God knew what he was doing when he blessed our lives with Mia.

As for the boys they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their sister and are the best brothers. It has been so neat to see them be so gentle with her. They play with her, read to her, and help her walk, and Miss Thing just eats up all the attention.

We had Mia's Doctor appointment with the International Adoption Doctors. Mia's special need was Growth and Developmental Delays. To some this may be scary knowing that a child is delayed, but understand that these children are so neglected and malnourished that their little brains need food and stimulation. Dr. Montgomery said that Mia who just had her 2nd bday Sunday (pics to come soon) is a 12 month old developmentally, but she didn't see anything that concerned her. She feels Mia will be able to catch up and have no problems. We did have blood work done (5 viles of it and she was a brave girl) and we do not have the results of that yet. Will keep you posted. The Doc did say that Mia was more behind than she has seen and that she was probably very malnourished. Poor Baby!!!!!!

As far as her eating she is doing GREAT!!!!!! I was worried she was only on bottles, but girlfriend has taken off in the food category. She loves to eat and is even starting to feed herself. We started her on baby food, but now she will eat what we are eating and feed herself. She has made HUGE strides the past week. She amazes us everyday.

She likes her Bath now and doesn't scream like she did for the first 3 or 4 weeks we had her. :)

Girlfriend walks along EVERYTHING.............I think she will be walking in a month or so. She is starting to talk mama, dada, nigh nigh, baba (brother), Uh Oh, Oww...........not bad for one month home and learning English.

We are just beyond thankful to our Daddy God for Mia and all the huge strides she has been making. Thank you Lord for this gift of Adoption we are so humbled that you would choose Mia for our family. I will post pics of her 2nd bday soon. Blessings to All.


Paige said...

Such wonderful news! I am thrilled that she is doing so well and LOVES her Mommy now!

jennifer said...

I am so thrilled that she is doing so well (Of course, I knew she would!) What's not to love...being the center of attention all the time! :) She will catch up in no time! What a blessing!!

I'm so glad the jetlag fog has lifted. Life is so much better post jetlag!

living out His love said...

Just caught up on your blog, what a blessing this post was to read! Keep on feeding that chicadee, she will catch up, it will just take awhile. Brooklyn still isn't caught up physically, it just takes time ... more than you think. But it's all in His time and that's what matters. Blessings to your family Amber!