Wednesday, May 21, 2008

8 months old.....

Tomorrow Janie will turn 8 months old (of course Vietnam time she is already 8 months)

Below are some typical milestones of 8 month babies. I wonder how Janie is developing???

The 8-month-old's motor skills include:
* Crawling and pulling on furniture to stand
* Needing help to get down from standing
* Sitting without support for 10 minutes
* Pinching with the thumb and forefinger

The 8-month-old's language skills include:
* May say "Ma-Ma" and "Da-Da" but not specifically to parents
* Understanding simple instructions
* Shaking head no

The 8-month-old's mental abilities include:
* Reacting quickly to situations
* Showing interest in cause-and-effect relationships like making wheels turn or bells sound
* Anticipating events not related to own behavior like meeting Mom or Dad at the door
* Solving simple problems

The 8-month-old's social traits include:
* Shouting for attention
* Pushing things away that are not wanted
* Biting and chewing toys

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Too cute!!

I found this on another blog and thought it was so cute....




Thursday, May 15, 2008

Still waiting...

Hello, nothing new to report. Still just waiting. Next week Janie will turn 8 months old! Oh how I wish I was with her for that day. I keep praying--I know it is God's plan and not mine. But as any adoptive parent knows--that is much easier to say than to live. Waiting it HARD! The phrase "worth the wait" must have been written for adoptive families!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

2 months ago...

2 months ago I saw my daughter's beautiful face for the first time! It seems like it has been so much longer than that. I'm still just waiting, waiting, and waiting some more.

I keep reminding myself that each day of the wait is not a day I have missed - but instead it is one day closer to holding her!

I have faith that God will unite us in His perfect timing....Hang in there baby girl!

Please continue to join me in prayer for:
1. Janie, that her paperwork and investigations will be done quickly and she comes home soon
2. All the Vietnam orphans
3. All the waiting families affected by the uncertainty of Veitnam right now