I know this picture of me is AWFUL, but I love the fact that Donnie is glowing about his daughter being in Missouri FINALLY!!! I had just gotten over the big, ugly cry face!
This is my favorite picture! Malaena-Sloan is wanting to get to know Bianca and it's been that way ever since! Bianca wants to "hold" Malaena...Malaena weighs about as much as Bianca! These girls are going to grow up as virtual sisters like Chantelle and I are!
I had NO idea that Chantelle would be there when we arrived home! This moment was filled with SO many emotions! I am so grateful to Chantelle, Eric and Bianca for greeting us home 8-weeks ago today! Chantelle was with me every step of our journey to Malaena-Sloan!
Malaena-Sloan was lovin' the attention!
What a HAPPY DAY!!!!
Malae isn't bored with us YET! She still looks at her book of the family! We tell her to get her book and she will!
I know this shot is a little blurry but it's the only one I have with her telling us she's "SO BIG!" Performing yet another trick!ha!
Our little princess on the move doing her army-man, backward snail crawl. She is getting where she wants to go and LOVES being in the floor. Malae is a texture girl. She wants to "feel" everything. She crawls over to the fireplace to feel the marble in front of it.
Our nine-month-old daughter! She's growing up in rapid time! SLOW DOWN TIME!!!!
This is definitely my daughter....little feet and healthy thighs. Brock is convinced she will be an athlete as you should see her jump. I've been around tons of children in my 10 years of childcare, and never have a seen a baby that is so passionate about jumping and eating. She can jump for HOURS! She loves an audience (just like her Mama!) I'm not sure the Rainforest Jumparoo is going to last!
This week was an unusual one as Donnie and Logan went to Washington, D.C. It was hard not having the physical and emotional support of Donnie at home. Malaena-Sloan would awake each morning and look around for her Daddy. When he finally arrived home Friday morning at 2:30am, she woke up for her feeding and you couldn't wipe the smile off her face. We hung out this week with Chantelle and Bianca and Aunt Nikki visited a couple of times.
Malaena-Sloan and I have a summer cold. She's coping with it better than me. I had a doctor's appointment Wednesday via telephone to go over my blood work. I've been feeling badly, and I just knew that my thyroid levels were low again. Well, that honestly would have been easier treated. I have severe adrenal fatigue. I was diagnosed with this three years ago, but I had cured myself by following the doctor's strict order. I rested when I was tired and took a medicine to help keep my sugar-level stable. I took my first dose of medication this evening, and have yet to get much rest as Malae was up and down all night.
I read MANY blogs about adoptive parents. No mom has mentioned the hormones that go along with bringing the baby home. It is just like having the child naturally. I want to cry at the drop of the hat, and feel so TIRED! I feel guilty for feeling so tired and being so emotional as there are so many parents still waiting to bring children home! These feelings have nothing to do with the love and commitment for my child....it's simply just getting in the groove of having little time for myself or getting the normal stuff done. I did go and do something drastic....I CUT MY HAIR OFF! I cried over that as I HATED it initially. I'm getting used to it, but I'm not a short-hair person though it's still able to go into a ponytail. I'll post a picture of myself soon.