Saturday, August 7, 2010

Look Who's...

now wearing a 3T and 4T!  Miss Gumby has grown a lot since we brought her home.  She was wearing a plenty loose 2T when we hopped off that plane and now she is in a 3T bottom and 4T top.  Her hair has also changed bundles, from brittle and dry hair that didn't grow very fast, to a silky texture that shines and grows much quicker.  How do I know how fast it was growing compared to how quickly it grows now?  Well, the frequency of need to cut her bangs of course.  And while we're at it, those finger and toe nails are growing WAY faster too.

And this poor little cutie has some other news for you too.  This week while we were on our "Tuesday with Daddy" date, she had a little mishap.

While we were walking from curb to parking lot I looked back at Smiles who was doing something (can't even remember now) and she slipped right out of my hand (and if you have a little one with like Gumby you will know what I mean when I say how easily she slips out of your grasp).  She fell face first onto the pavement and blood was all over in her mouth.  I was SO afraid that I might have knocked out one of her teeth!  Luckily Handsome was less troubled than myself and cleaned her up quickly.  She was fine enough to walk down to the beach and have a jolly time.  It hasn't seemed to bother her since either...other than a little bit of feeling around with her tongue on it.  But really, that's pretty expected from Gumby even when there isn't something there to feel.

Clearly it hasn't stopped her from playing and dancing with the other squeezers.

On another note, I realized that I just don't know as many of you as I used to.  I used to make an effort to know who read my blog and to try and know at least a little bit about them.  I looked at the numbers for the first time in...well, in months...and I realize there are some hiding readers.  So, if you would be willing, I would like to know something about YOU.  If you are up for it, please leave a comment telling something about yourself, short or long.  And if you have a blog of your own, please make sure that I can get there to come and see a little bit about you.

Also, if you have any questions that you would like to ask, please ask away.  I'll be sure and answer any of those (so long as they are appropriate ;-).)  I realize that I've been off the blog a lot since Gumby came home and you might have questions that I haven't answered.  Questions can be about anything and don't have to be adoption related.

I hope to "meet" some of you soon!

~ME

14 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow! Your little "Gumby" is sooo pretty! All your kids are just adorable. I found your blog off of Reece's Rainbow. I am interested in adoption and orphan work, and enjoy working with kids with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome runs on both sides of my family. Between that and my desire to adopt, I would not be surprised if the Lord blesses me with some little ones with DS of my own.
My blog is adventuresinthephilippines.blogspot.com
I am also advocating for a baby girl on RR. Her blog is afamilyforanastasiya.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

I found your blog through Reece's Rainbow and I love you honesty and the cute pictures of your kids. I am a passionate adoption/orphan care advocate and can't wait to be old enough to adopt children with down syndrome. I hope to live in Africa someday. I haven't updated my blog much lately, but you're free to look around!

Leah said...

I, too, found your blog on RR and followed your adoption story and every once in awhile come by to see how everyone is! :-) You have a beautiful family.

Abby said...

Been following your family since Gumby's adoption. What a wonderful journey the Lord has you on! Single and living in WI.

Thanks for sharing your journey!

TJ said...

My name is TJ, I live in Kansas City, MO my baby brother was born with DS and so to kind of get used to the idea of having a DS brother I started following some blogs of parents who have kids with Downs.

Martha said...

I am a home daycare/stay at home mom in KCMO. I have a 18 yr. old son, 13 yr. old son, and an almost (the 19th) 3 yr. old daughter. Love reading about your kids, they are all just gorgeous!

Emi said...

I live in Argentina and I found your blog at RR while I was looking for international special needs adoption. I just fell in love with sweet Gumby and followed your journey to bring her home.

Matt and Melissa said...

Hi, I am a SAHM to 3- 1 3 1/2 yr old girl and 15mo old twin boys. I don't honestly remember how I cam across you blog. Your adorable kids, story, and great writing sucked me in.
I am a believer as well and live in the NW so I felt I could relate to so much of what you write.
I have a 10yr old adopted sister and 2 teenage adopted cousins from Russia. It is such an amazing thing.
Blessings to you and your family.
Melissa
www.marteneylove.blogspot.com

luci said...

I was directed to your blog through another a few months ago and have been reading ever since. I am a mom of 6 and grandma of 9. I had a brother with Down Syndrome who passed away on Christmas Day 1980, two weeks before his 24th birthday. He, like all Downs children, was so special.

Merany :) said...

Hey!!! :) I've been following your blog for a while now! I'm thinking I found it through Reece's Rainbow as well, or atleast from a family's blog that I found on RR. :) I LOVE Reece's Rainbow. :) I love kids with DS. I have had a burden on my heart for orphans for a while and recently traveled to El Salvador to work strictly in orphanages. It was TOUGH. But so worth it. We worked a lot with special need children. You can read about my trip on my blog. :) www.meranyjo.blogspot.com. I'd love for you to read it. :)Love your blog! Your kids are precious!!!

Carrie said...

I love your honesty in your blog. I linked to it from RR also. I am a SAHM to 3 boys (yeah, you think you have it bad-- you only have one boy! LOL) Their ages are 9,7, and 1. We live in PA and are praying to be blessed by adoption with a special needs daughter soon.

Matt and Melissa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
We are actually in the Portland area but have family North of Seattle so visit there a few times a year. :)

Jaime said...

I have been reading your blog for a while. I came across it from Reece's Rainbow. I hope to adopt in the near future.

Traci said...

Hi I'm Traci! I have a daughter with Down syndrome who is 10 years old. We are in the process of adopting Anastasia from EE. I have been reading your blog for quite a while, way before I ever knew that God would change my husbands heart so that we could also adopt! Love to see your kiddos!