Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The New Norm

We are slowly falling into a routine and can safely say "jetlag" is a thing of the past. Lydia is sleeping through the night most of the time and is in her crib next to our bed. She has come so very far!! She sits up, is beginning to use her arms and feed herself, (Cheerios) and has even fed me a few. :-) It is wonderful to hear her in the morning talking and playing in her crib. She usually wakes up happy. We have had some sad somber moments, but our love seems to be working its magic. She is readily making eye contact, and reaches for us to be held. Her smiles for each of us let us know that she knows we are her forever family. She has become a parrot and especially loves playing "battle of the noises" with Andrew. Her brothers are a big help around the house. Jason is her favorite person to play "roll the ball" with. So the new norm is being established. Rocky (our Lab) is eternally grateful to Lydia for his new favorite spot...under her highchair! We cannot thank you all enough for the prayers that have gone up on Lydia's behalf. God is answering each and every one of them!
(FYI ~ the Mt. Dew can is a prop only)

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me." Mark 9:37


Pooler Family said...

I remember how magical the first few months were with both of my girls - they make up so much lost ground so quickly! Love the prop!

Frank, Allyson, and Molly said...

Yay, looks and sounds like you are all doing wonderful! It is a wonderful experience and it just gets better and better! Love you all and hope to see the Poolers and the Grimes next week!

Nancy B said...
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Nancy B said...

She is just beautiful, before long she will be caught up and doing all the things she needs to be doing. God is so Good. It is truly amazing what can happen with a little bit of love. Enjoy every second. I love the mt. dew picture!!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Love the photos.
Don't you love it when you're suddenly overwhelemed with the fact that you finally have a new norm.
God is good,