little missy has now tipped the scales at a deliciously plump 19.3 lbs
and we are thrilled to see her gain 1 1/2 lbs over the past 2 months
since it poured freezing cold rain today, and our outdoor options were put on the spring burner, what better way to celebrate than with doughnuts?
while most days involve a lot of this...
"save, give, spend"
clearly, emery needs her own
(we used old salsa & peanut butter jars and spray painted the lids)
for such a cute little thing, she sure knows how to wig out when necessary.
a huge part of her temper tantrums stem from her nearly non-verbal status
although i've learned from emery that large volumes can be communicated without words...
we aren't hearing many new sounds/words as of late. she understands nearly everything we say and is very proficient in the signs she knows so we are headed to the ENT on monday for a hearing test to rule out any additional hearing impairment.
emery suffered moderate hearing impairment due to the fact that she wasn't able to have ear tubes placed at an early age. (children born with cleft lip/cleft palate must have ear tubes because the cleft prevents proper fluid drainage.)
it must be incredibly frustrating to be unable to say what you really feel or think.
in other news, i realized today that i'm exactly one month behind in life.
not only is rowan's tribute still on the chalkboard,
she looks so small and worried. i tear up to think about how frail she felt in my smiling arms.
i can feel the joy of this moment pulsing through my veins...
the very first moment i held my girl.
my tiny bundle of incredible.
** adoptive china mamas...be sure to check out JiaYinDesigns for a chinese character necklace. i love wearing emery's chinese name everyday :)
more of our "gotcha day" moments found here