Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Then and today

Miss Alice has been changing and growing so fast!  Don't believe me?  Take a look...

Picture taken in Feb.

Picture taken in April
Hasn't she grown?  Look she no longer fits in the kitchen sink!

Look how tiny she looked in the baby seat then...
and how she looks now!

Plus, look at all her hair!  I can't get over how long it has gotten.  We are having fun with the bows and pigtails.  And that's on her face all day long!  She has become the happiest, sweetest little girl.  

But, here's the part that warms this mama's heart to boiling...she isn't like that for every one.  Just us!  AND, while she'll still go into anyone's arms, if she sees me she starts trying to get to me!

She's developed an opinion.  She will let you know if she likes something or not.  And it's very, very clear.  My mother-in-law asked if I was sure I didn't give birth to her.  I guess Alice and I have a lot in common.

We are working with a speech therapist on feeding issues.  This therapist happens to LOVE Alice because a)this girl is lovable and b)she's Alice's aunt!   Alice still will not eat anything with texture.  She will gobble down purees but not much beyond that.  Gobble down a tablespoon during a feeding, that is.  She's still not a huge eater, but we have made some major steps.

Laura, aunt, speech therapist, and an Alice fan.
I like that picture of Aunt Laura feeding Alice because it shows off that sweet, round tummy.

We are so in love with this little one.  But, lest you think life has been all roses, having a new baby and expecting a new baby has been tough.  Trying to keep up with all the appointments and not having a brain cell in my head or the energy to get out of the house has been difficult.

But, I've hit the beloved 2nd trimester and I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel...I'm only nauseous until noon instead of all day.  I am able to stay awake until 9 pm, instead of 7.  We were able to hear the little one's heartbeat yesterday.  That is just about the sweetest sound on earth, next to a child's giggle of course.

And Miss Alice has been giving us more and more of those every day.


  1. It goes to show you what love and good food will do :) I'm so glad to hear Alice is bonding well with you. Praise God for mama's like you :)

  2. I love the new, she has grown! Her new longer hair is so pretty...she is starting to look like a toddler! Love the round tummy : ) You're doing a great job. We can't wait to see you guys again!!

  3. What a great update! She IS growing! Welcome to the 2nd trimester! It is so much better isn't it! ((HUGS))

  4. She really is growing and changing so much! Beautiful baby girl! Please squeeze her for me.


  5. Thanks form the updates! WOW!! She HAS grown! Love the pics too!!! Cutie patootie! Hope you are feeling tons better soon. Hugs, Grace

  6. She really has grown! It's amazing to see what a loving family can do for a child. :)

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    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reeces Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry


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