Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Giggly Girl!

Ok, so we've been horrible about posting since we've been home but seriously with 5 kids age 6 and under, who has time? After a rough couple weeks, things are going great now. Grace is really relaxing with us and we are in a routine. Her stimming noises have decreased although the teeth grinding has intensified a bit. Just yesterday, she started smiling quite a bit and today we got actual giggles from her. Turns out she's quite ticklish even though we had to "teach" her how to be. Kinda strange but she never responded to touch when we first adopted her. She's also recognizing her name as well. I will admit openly that our first week home was horrible and I cried A LOT wondering if we had done the right thing and if I would be able to accept the noises despite my super sensitive hearing issues. A lot of ongoing prayers and I can happily report that I'm so in love with this little girl and I really feel like her mom already. It took close to a year with each of our other kids to truely feel like their mom and not just another caretaker. Sure I loved them all right away but it took time for that mother/child bond to form. Grace is truely an angel on this earth and I can't imagine life without her now. I believe the drama we faced those first couple weeks was a blessing in disguise. What's equally sweet is how much our other kids adore her. As you'll see in the video, Iris is ALL about Grace and is "helping" me tickle her. Iris is VERY protective her baby sister and tells people not to touch her. Iris is also her biggest cheerleader and anytime Grace does something, no matter what it is, Iris says "good job Grace" with a thumbs up and much enthusiasm. Can't help but smile. My heart is so filled with love and joy tonight as I type this and I thank God for blessing our family and entrusting our 5 beautiful children to us. Enjoy this little glimpse of heaven and please ignore my annoying giggles. In Him, Sarah
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8 comments:

June Berger said...

She is so beautiful! She looks like she is doing wonderful! She looks healthier. So glad things have settled down. Blessings

Sue said...

She is sounds so cute. I am glad the adjust period is doing better and that the bonding is attaching better now.

NDMom said...

Sarah, she is just beautiful! What a blessing for her to have you as a Mama...way to go!

Love, Paula

soontobemomof9 said...

What a doll! I am so happy for you Sarah! :)

Gardenia said...

what love ! what beauty! what joy! so happy for you.

Jenny said...

She is adorable:) I'm glad I saw your blog today!

Yesenia said...

Too cute! Glad things are going well.

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