22 March 2010

six months

Six months ago today, my little bunny left the orphanage.
That's forever and yesterday.


We celebrated yesterday with cake. (It was a new recipe and turned out rather badly. In fact, we binned quite a bit of it. And, seriously--who throws away cake? Fortunately, the icing was good. And there were sprinkles. And candles.)


Stats:
114 cm/45" tall
weighing in at 19.2 kg/42 lbs.


Some very impressive coloring from earlier in the day.

(all photos and video removed)

A post telling you how amazing she is should be here. A clinical analysis of her progress with empirical data could be here. Instead, you get a few pictures. (Her baby, who is most definitely a girl, is named Baby George right now...like Peppa's little brother. I, however, remind myself that Nancy Drew had a friend-who-was-a-girl named George. And don't go messing that up for me.)

Maybe the posts will follow.

(Okay, I'm doubting I'll find the time to post something that is BIG enough to tell you how incredible this child of mine is. I can't do her justice. She's really doing amazingly well. While we still have issues from the orphanage and before, she's bravely conquering them. I've said before and I'll likely say it again--I'll take those issues over attachment issues any day. ANY day. And, by the grace of God, we are still sailing in smooth waters as far as attachment goes.

She loves dancing to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, watching Peppa Pig and Sesame Street (although we could really use some new episodes), and reading ANYTHING. She loves to wear pretty dresses, take bubble baths, pretend and snuggle. She's rapidly learning her letters and is starting to put sounds with letters.

She's sleeping better and talking more. School is a challenge every. day. She is the bravest, cheerful-est, amazing-est person I know. I am humbled and blessed beyond measure to be her mama.)

32 comments:

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Wow, six months!! She has changed so much in that time just through her pics. Keep up the great work, moma. She is beautiful and the world holds no limits for her.

Carrie said...

Six months, what a great day! Those dimples of hers just get cuter and cuter. Have a great day! (BTW, pictures always beat a clinical analysis any day!)

votemom said...

ok, definitely my sunbeam for march!

love, love, love.

Lea said...

Wow, how time flies. The picture with her and her doll in matching dresses is just too cute. Hopefully she will get through this school year unscathed and next year will be much much better for her. You are a wonderful mom!

Debbie said...

what a wonderful update and the pictures prove it!

Rachael said...

Congrats! I can hardly believe it's been 6 mo. already. So happy for you both that your first six months were filled with so much progress and so many moments of joy.

And school: that was our big achilles heel too. It was dreadfully stressful for all involved for a long time. Happy to report it has and is getting better all the time. Wishing the same for you!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Are you sure it has been 6 months? LOL! That is awesome! She is just so danged cute and she looks so healthy now. Confident. Thanks for the pics!

Lindsay said...

YouTube: Peppa Pig English Episodes http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=peppa+pig+english+episodes&search_type=&aq=1

for your viewing pleasure :)

Congrats. And cakes don't need to taste good by the way - they just need candles ;)

Annie said...

Congratulations, you two!

Lisa said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been six months already! The time flies way too fast once they're home, doesn't it? The first year especially is so amazing.

Maura said...

It's all AMAZING - that Lexi has been your daughter for 6 months, that she is doing so very well, and just those dimples and eyes thatlight up a room!

Congrats on this wonderful milestone. Your love for your little bunny shines in your post.

Lindy said...

I love the picture of Lexi and baby George (Georgiana?) in their matching dresses and white shirts. I also love how she says, "Yep, that's true." She is so darling. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Will you please stop making me cry?! I especially love hearing both of your voices!

Tina in CT said...

Can't believe it has been 6 months already.

She has changed in the pictures and looks so cute with her Bitty Baby and matching jumpers.

She's a girly girl for sure.

Very happy to hear that all is going so well.

june said...

Congrats on six months to you & your sweet girl! (and the matching doll dress is too cute!)

The Holmes Crew said...

You both deserve such high praise! Congratulations to BOTH of you!

habeshachild said...

well, mission accomplished. this WAS a post telling us how incredible she is. And, by the way, it also tells us how incredible YOU are.

Tammy said...

Wow, congratulations!! It really does seem like you've had her forever. It's hard for me to think of your life without her, I can only imagine what it must feel like for you! She really is worth it all, isn't she??

Mrs. Butler said...

She's a stunner. And just a couple pounds lighter and the same height as my Charlie, so that helps with the visual in my head. Happy Family Day!

nicole said...

I so love reading your blog and was thrilled today to see lexis video..congrats on your 6 month anniversary as a family huggs from canada..

Jim said...

Kate, seriously, you didn't need to write a single word. The pictures you posted are worth 10,000 words. Congratulations on six months with your bunny!

Laura said...

Wow...what a wonderful, heartwarming post. And those dimples - precious!

Jim took the words right out of my mouth - the pictures say it all.

Many blessings,
Laura :)

Debbie said...

Hard to believe it has already been 6 months! Lexi has grown and changed so much--due mostly to the love of her "momma". So happy for you--she is a true gift from God!

Ube

Jane and Jim said...

Your child is just gorgeous!
The dimples, that amazing hair - WATCH out guys!~

Kathy Friend said...

Awwww! (sniff sniff) Ya got me all misty eyed, and here I thought I had lost my emotions!

Amazing little girls have amazing Moms. And you, my friend, are one of the amazingest!

Amy said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations to you both!!!! She is a doll.
We STILL struggle with orphanage issues 2 years later. Like you, it is not with attachment. Sigh.
Looking forward to catching up on your blog....been either sick or out of town since January. bleh!

Karyn said...

I've been reading your blog for about a year and a half now... I can't believe it's been SIX MONTHS since I cheered for you and Lexi! You are obviously so very good for each other. Big congrats from Texas for you and your sweet little girl!

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

Happy 6 Months KatieKat and HoneyBunny!
I love her "Swingy" (like a shampoo commercial hair) She is such a beautiful child. Old eyes, and a soulful smile.
BTW, I won't mess with you about bunny's Bitty Baby's name.
My little gal named hers "glowstick"...

Jackie said...

How time flies!! You are one fabulous mom and it shows in Lexi's smiles.

Congrats!!!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

Big, big smile!

whoisnell said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and congrats.. it's really a brave and beautiful thing that you do.. being single and adopting a lovely girl.. i had a miscarriage and am currently going through a divorce.. i would really love to have a child of my own and reading your blog inspires me again... thank you.. ^*^

McMary said...

Comgrats--what am awesome video!