Friday, May 21, 2010

One Month Home

We picked up Lacey just over a month ago. My how time has flown by. Lacey has really blossomed since we got her. She just turned 10 months old and we are helping her catch up developmentally. Here are some accomplishments:
  • She can now sit up for small periods of time before tipping over. She couldn't sit up at all when we got her.
  • She rolls around the room and has started doing the army crawl.
  • When we got her she couldn't eat from a spoon and now she eats all the baby foods like a trooper.
  • 2 teeth have broken through the bottom gums.
  • Her left hand was always clutched closed. We work her out daily and really concentrate on trying to get her more interactive with her hands. Now the majority of the time her hand stays open. We are working on getting her to hold her bottle and try to pick up small objects with a thumb and finger.
  • She sleeps through the night! Hooray!
  • Her words are hi, dada, and baba, (interesting that baba in chinese means daddy, so no luck for me). Plus lots of other jibberish words like en - for needing food.
  • She's tiny - around 16 pounds in the 5% for weight and 50% for height.

Overall, she has such an easy going, sweet personality. We love her to death. Her 4 brothers (a.k.a. the court jesters) keep "The Princess" entertained at all times and they adore her. We are all in love with Lacey and the long wait (3 years) was completely worth it.

We left for Taiwan 2 days after Gerry's work was scheduled to to have a 5 week seasonal break. It was perfect timing. He's been home this entire time - feels like a maternity leave - and it's been nice to have the extra hands while we are adjusting. He starts back to work in a few days. We will miss having him around all of the time.

Grandma M. made this adorable blanket. Lacey with cousin Cayden. He's 2 weeks older.

We went to visit Grandma Luci. She is so happy to finally have a granddaughter after 10 grandsons. I have a feeling she is going to spoil her rotten.

One more picture, just because she's so darn cute!


Amber said...

Ha ha ha! I love the picture of Lacey and Cayden... Cayden is so big! I might have to steal the pic because I didn't get on of the two of them.

The Hernandez Herd said...

Oh, how precious is that first shot. She looks like she is doing great. I am glad to see such progress. Let me know how it is going. Victoria

Annie said...

Look at that happy face! She is really progressing quickly!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

loved all the pictures!!! :) Bobby is taking the federally allowed paternity leave starting June 1st to help me get ready and have some family time with Noah before we leave. We leave here evening of June 3rd, to fly from dallas June 4th :) Bobby will be off till like the 18th of July I think it is! I can't wait :) I know you had to enjoy having hubby home to bond! It is SOO imporatnat in adoption :)