Pequenopie “Little Feet” April 18, 2010
Aunt Barb and cousin Stacy came by yesterday to visit us. Aunt Barb needed some Abby hugs and kisses. They wanted to see Abby’s curls and I have been keeping her hair in ponytails so it doesn’t get knotted. Michael was saying she looked like Don King, yes this is why she wears ponytails. Most babies don’t have this much hair, when the girls were babies I couldn’t even keep a bow in their hair, it was so thin and not much there.
Abby is such a good baby but lately we have been having some difficult days and nights. I knew she was teething but now she has a tooth partway through her gum. My little pumpkin, is getting her first tooth. Now I know why we have been having some nights of her waking up in the middle of the night and having a hard time getting her back to sleep.
This is little Tristan that I held when I went to China, he had a cleft lip. He has since had his surgery and looks so much older and so sweet. I found out this week that he has a family in the U.S. that will take him home soon. I’m not sure when but I’m sure he will be such a blessing to them and a long-awaited family for him. Not only does he win and get a family to love him and take care of him, but he will give them such joy.
I remember him just smiling, with his cleft lip and all. It didn’t matter, such a sweet happy baby.
We are so thankful to have Abby now every day and to see her growing up everyday. She’s about 15 pounds now and growing out of all her clothes. She is now 6 1/2 months and we see her growing and changing everyday. She is constantly doing new things and it is so amazing that babies have so much to learn and do. How a baby can be in our home or in a home with another language and how these miracles eventually pick it up and learn to talk. I really think it’s a miracle from the moment they are made in their mothers wombs, how they end up being born and grow into little people. Each with their own little personality and way about them, so unique. One of God’s wonderous things.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
More to come later!
Pequenopie “Little Feet” April 11, 2010
This is our little Abby on Easter morning, in Tennessee. We went down to visit Michael’s parents, my parents and my sister and brother in-law. We had a 10 hour drive down there and Abby did great. Michael, Lizzy, Abby and I were excited to get away and to have Abby meet Michael’s parents for the first time.
I wasn’t sure how it would be, but it was even better than I imagined. It was just like the first time we went to Tennessee and Michael’s parents held Lizzy for the first time. Abby was of course a pure joy, she did so good, smiling and just being a happy baby. I was concerned before we left, thinking this could be a nightmare. It’s hard staying at someone’s house and having a baby up all night and having a cranky baby.
Michael and I both have noticed how many things we count as Abby’s firsts. It was her first vacation, first Easter and first time to meet her Grandma and Grandpa Tacoma. So many firsts that she will experience with us.
I know some people around us in our family probably thought wow they are nuts for starting all over. It was so sweet to have Michael’s mom say I really get it and understand why you are adopting Abby, that she deserves the love we can give her.
Abby has more nicknames given from her two Grandpa’s, than any baby could have. Tootsie, hot-dog, peanut, pot, and squab were some of them. How can anyone see her and not be touched. I couldn’t decide which picture to put in this blog and they were all so cute, so I’m putting all of them up.
Abby is now 6 months old and we feel so blessed to have this little girl in our home every day. I thank God that he birthed this desire in me and our family.
Her middle name is Hope and her name Abigail means one who brings joy, her name totally fits her.