Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy 3 month Anniversary.....

So, I fell off the Blogger wagon while we traveled in China. #1, I got very sick with swollen tonsils the size of golf balls and needed to visit the Hospital in China. What an adventure THAT was! #2,  I have to say that I tried my best to prepare myself and Mike for the worst when we got Kaylah.... maybe she wouldn't like us... maybe she would hate us. But as it turned out, she KNEW who we were from day one and by the end of Gotcha Day, she called us Mama and Baba. She had the little photo albums that we had sent to her in care packages, pointed us out and smiled when she saw we were smiling right back at her. We focused on her and us for the rest of the trip. She got a fever... and we nursed her back to health once we got her home to America. She traveled well. Surprised us both I think. Who would have thought.... being an instant Mama and Baba has been the most amazing thing that's ever happened in our lives.

Today, Oct 30, is officially 3 months from the day that Ms. Kaylah was placed in our arms. Somewhat of a memorial day of its own. I have to say that she is an absolute PURE JOY and we cannot even remember what life was like without her. Well, we can... but it was incomplete. With each day that passes we fall in love with this little Diva more and more. Here are some random facts and photos that I'd thought I'd share with you all:

~She can run like the devil when she wants to (usually when she has something in her hand that she doesn't want to give up...)
~She loves playing outside and has been learning to ride her bike.
~She has never pooped in her pants and has been doing really great potty training at home. Big girl panties are in the future...but for now, it's pull-up time. In China, we learned that by saying La Cho Cho-- meant make a poop and Neow Neow meant go peepee... Thanks the heavens that we learned THAT!
~She sleeps for at least 2 hours during nap-time. (Whew!)
~She's been sleeping mostly through the night, but depending on how much stress she's had throughout the day, she sometimes wakes up with night terrors.
~She loves noodles! Fresh fruits and veggies too! NO strawberries, thank you...
~She has the tiniest little hiney you've ever seen!
~She has all of her teeth.
~She's shy at first when meeting new people, but quickly warms up to just about anyone.
~She loves her Gramma/Grandpa Zuzak, Uncle Ray and Gramma/Grandpa Murphy!!!
~She LOVES helping to unload the dishwasher and loves to use the swiffer in the kitchen floor! Knock yourself Diva!
~She is intrigued by baking and cooking. She carefully watches my every move and picks up on little things so quick! My Mom and I joke around that she has an "old soul"ness about her. A true blessing in every way!
~She has the most caring heart you'll ever witness. When she hears a little one crying, she gets this look on her face that will melt your heart! She's so concerned...and wants to make them feel better.
~Her language is coming along very nicely! She's beginning to say lots of basic phrases and words and is attempting a few songs. She loves us to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" before naps and at bedtime.
~She wants me to rock her to sleep after a bedtime story. And for the LONGEST time... her favorite book was "Little Blue Truck". I think I have all of the words memorized!
~She loves bath-time  She wants one as many times as she can get it! Bubbles... or no bubbles. Just as long as she has all of her bath toys ... she's completely happy.
~She loves swimming and we plan on taking her more frequently to our indoor neighborhood pool.
~She loves getting her hair done and wears a flower or bow everyday.
~She's enjoyed being in her car seat from day one. Never fussed once.
~She has the most contagious laugh, love tickle time and she absolutely loves all of her babies!

I hope you all enjoyed the MUCH needed update. Friend me on Facebook... I'm updating there almost everyday. I"ll be updating here more frequently... Promise!

I'll leave you all with this: ADOPTION R*O*C*K*S (PERIOD).

If you have ever thought to yourself "I think I would like to adopt" or "I wish I could do that"... DO IT. DO IT NOW.  There's nothing more worthwhile that you could do with your resources of time and money. There's nothing more rewarding than having a child call you Mama. This journey to Kaylah has been the absolutely BEST thing ever in my life.

This is a recent photo of our new family.....she's saying thank you... thank you for giving me a new life. Thank you for being my new Mama and Baba. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for giving me the chance to grow up to become one amazing woman. She's saying that are others you know...can't you help them too? Do something amazing in your life, just jump in and do it. I promise, it's so worth it!







3 comments:

Andrew and Heather Robinson said...

Hello! I'm not sure if we've "officially" met, but I've been following your blog since we joined RQ several months ago. We traveled to get our beloved daughter in July of this year. Anyway, your daughter is SO delightful, and it is great to read the update! I also loved your encouragement to others to adopt! AMEN, sister! Blessings to you and yours!

Football and Fried Rice said...

That little girl is SO LOVED and such a blessing to you all! Kaylah is ADORABLE and likes HOUSEWORK?! Lucky you!!!!!

Here's to the next awesome three months! Thanks for the update and the pictures of your baby girl!

Katy said...

I'd love an update...
She is so cute.