9/29/07

Dreams Come True


I am her mother. M is her father. Although she didn't come from us, she came to us. She is our daughter! OFFICIALLY!!

Our adoption finalization was Thursday and we are proud to annouce that S is finally ours! We had mixed feelings for this event. Part of us was happy that she was finally ours, but sad for her birth parents since she is no longer theirs. And I didn't really need a judge (although he WAS really nice!) to make us a family. We have been a family since that very first phone call. How lucky we are to have such a perfect little girl.

I am honored to be her mom.

9/25/07

S Laughing!

We finally got it on video, after about 30 takes!! Silly girl laughing with Daddy!
video

9/23/07

Adoption Dress Preview


This is the dress and shoes that S will be wearing Thursday at her adoption hearing. Too cute!

9/21/07

What a wild week!





This was a rough week, but a good one. I went back to work this week, although part-time, but it made for a LONG week! S is doing well. She's finally done with her antibiotics and is very smiley these days.

However, she didn't really smile much during our recent photo shoot....but here are some cute ones!

9/15/07

Pic from home!

Well, S has been home for 3 days now and seems to be doing well. Minus the almost constant explosive diarrhea, you would never know that she that she spent a week in the hospital. Today I even called the pediatrician, even though it's Sat., to ask about a bizarre colored poopy diaper. Turns out that the antibiotic does something to her digestive system that turns her poop red. Funny how the hospital or the pharmacy failed to mention that...stupid!

The good news is that S is eating again. One of the things that told us that she was sick is that she stopped eating as much and sleeping a lot. We thought it was daycare wearing her out, but no such luck. She went from eating 18-24 oz a day to only 10!! Now she's back up to 20 a day give or take a couple ounces. Much better. Not that she's underweight by any means! :)

We are all slowly recovering from the ordeals of the last weeks, and hope that things settle down soon.

9/12/07

Free at last!!

After 6 days and 7 IV antibiotic treatments, S was released from the hospital. Overall, we had a decent experience. I could have lived without a roommate the last 2 days, or a different meal occasionally(we ate chicken and mashed potatoes for a week for lunch and dinner!)but we survived. S still has to be on antibiotics for the next 7 days, and have a follow up with a nephrologist and her gastroenterologist in the next week or so - and a visit to her pediatrician. Oh well. She's a good natured little girl and has been through a lot and is such a great and beautiful baby! We love her! Oh and it's her 3 month birthday today!

9/10/07

Passing the time....

So we're still in the hospital and I am bored, bored, BORED!! S is doing much better. She's starting to eat like she did before getting sick and is definitely more smiley than she has been. I still need to get a good picture of her beautiful smile.

Here is how we pass the time. N is watching Daybreak on ABC.com and S is eating, again. She officially weighed in this morning at 11 pounds. Good girl!

9/8/07

S is in the hospital...


I am writing this from our room in the hospital. S hadn't been feeling well for while. We found out she had an urinary infection and needed IV antibiotics. She was admitted to the hospital Thursday (9/6) night. She's doing much better but it will still be a few more days before they let us out. Specific details to follow.

9/1/07

Missing S!

So I went out of town for a week for work and although I knew it would be hard, I had no idea what I was getting into. I missed S and M so much that I had a hard time focusing on my work. I'm not sure what to do about that...