Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Oh, and Jen would like me to let you all know that the coke is hers, but it was only because of a very dire need and she's being really really good about staying away from it entirely, with the exception of car trips and emergency situations.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Anyway, I'm not in a terrible state but am looking at my options. Just wanted to let you all know that I do still exist (and I do read your blogs!) even if I'm not posting or commenting much.
I'm gonna hit post now before I delete this.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Because I Know You're Dying to Know...
21 lbs. 25 inches, except that they measured her as 25.5 last time and I know she's taller now and they didn't stretch her out at all, so I'm gonna say 26 inches. So Shelli, um, you're good.
The pediatrician was annoyingly unenthusiastic, and made me feel like an obnoxiously overproud parent.
"Is she working on sitting up at all?"
"Oh, she sits on her own."
"Well, when she gets teeth-"
"She already has two."
"Well, make sure she gets enough tummy time."
"Oh yeah, she prefers to be on her tummy, and is starting to crawl."
She admonished us to get rid of the night feedings and to make sure she keeps eating "the cereals" if we're not going to feed her meat so that she gets enough iron. Whatever. I'll make more of a point of getting the other doctors when we schedule the next appointments.
The new social worker was fine. We stayed up too late last night cleaning, and she didn't even look at the house. Ugh. But she's going to have to, so we have to make sure the house is spotless for the next two visits, too. She can mostly use the information from the first home study, which is good. There are a few new clearances and forms that need to be done, but hopefully not much to be redone. We have to fill out a form about the birthmother and tell whether or not she used drugs, etc., but we don't have to fill out the part for birth father. Isn't that nice of them?
Monday, October 16, 2006
Clean, but not Legal. Yet.
And there are even roses on the table.*
*Thanks guys! :)
Her pediatrician appointment is tomorrow, so you can start placing your height and weight bets now. After the pediatrician, we have our first meeting with the new social worker. Cross your fingers...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
On the up side, we have an actual court date. In December. We're getting a little nervous about this judge, so think good thoughts for us, OK?
On the even upper side, every day I love this child more. I don't know how that's possible, since I loved her a pretty insane amount from the beginning. But it's true. I am so happy, and we are so lucky to have her in our lives. Whether or not we ever have the paperwork to prove it, I AM her mama. I'd just really like to have the paperwork.
Monday, October 09, 2006
But, because I know that some day, far sooner than I'd like to think, I'll wake up to discover the fabulously edible, wonderfully squishy rolls replaced by a big kid body that doesn't stay still, I present to you my Tribute to the Chub:
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Defying the Laws of Physics
Her scoot has gotten more coordinated and a little faster. One could even call it a millitary crawl now. Yikes.
In other news, the social worker told us last weekend that Natalie "seems to be adjusting well" to us. Phew. I was so worried about how she'd adjust to the ONLY THING SHE'S EVER KNOWN.