Abby had her 18 month check up and is doing so good. She is in the 80th percentile, which goes by her weight, height and head circumference. When she was an infant and even 6 mos ago, she was still at the 50th percentile, so she is putting on weight and getting tall. This little girl eats and eats, she is thin but even her doctor said she will be tall and lean. Which is exactly how her birth mother is, lean, tall and athletic.
Also Abbys’ speech is right where it should be, she says about 6 words and babbles all the time. The doctor said even if she wasn’t saying any words, the babbling is important. Abby was all over the doctor and so sweet, poor little thing had to get 2 shots and she sure let us know how she felt about it. Talked about Abbys sleep issues and the doctor said that it’s pretty normal at this age. She said it may get better the warmer it gets and the more we are outside. That makes sense we all do better when were outside and enjoying not being cooped up in the house.
I also talked to the doctor about Abby being emotionally scared, if we fostered children and then they left our home. I was concerned for Abby, and don’t want her to be upset or hurt. With Aubrey and Lizzy, I can explain, that this child will only be our foster child and then will either go back to their family or find a new one. I was happy to hear the doctor say, they have a few foster families, that always have foster children and she hasn’t seen anything negative about it. I also have talked to adults who had foster kids in their family and everyone seemed positive about their experiences. Some of them were still in contact with the foster kids that were brought into their homes.
This evening, Lizzy wanted to help give Abby her bath, she was so cute. There is nothing like siblings and the love they have for each other. Afterwards When I had Abby partially dressed and her legs were bare, she kept grabbing her thighs and looking at her toes, like what the heck are these. Every day is a new day, and new discovery.
I can’t wait for summer, we all feel stuck in our homes ready for the warmer days. But with a baby, I guess there are all those new discoveries, like going swimming, the sand between your toes, at the beach. Last year Abby was still so young, so she won’t remember going to the zoo and swimming in Aunt Barb’s pool.
“(Christ Crucified is God’s power and wisdom) For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
More to come!
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