Yeah! Me! It's my birthday WEEK!
I have so much to clap about!
If you can't clap for yourself, who can you clap for?!
Malae enjoying our newly remodeled deck with NO stuff on it.
Malaena-Sloan and Mama!
I truly thought after Friday night, we were about to progress to having a decent night's sleep. I didn't even brag about it, and last night proved the thought WRONG!!! Malaena-Sloan truly didn't sleep ten minutes without fussing. I felt so badly for her cause she was in pain. I don't know if it were her stomach or her teeth cutting or both. WOW! Rough night. She did nap about an hour this morning and a whopping 15 minutes this afternoon.
Our big news is one of the 8 teeth she is trying to cut has broken the gum. I am hoping it is the tooth next to her top middle teeth. If not, Malaena-Sloan is going to have quite a gap between her top middle teeth. Brock, the one that has had anatomy, has examined her and feels it's not a middle tooth.
Malaena-Sloan is quite an entertainer. Her latest stunt is being an escape artist. We have a corral made into our great room. Malae does all she can to BREAK FREE! She has found ways out that most babies couldn't get through. It is very funny when you are trying to watch TV or work on the computer and look away 3.5 seconds, then hear a pitter-patter when she hits the hardwood floor. She looks back and grins from ear-to-ear and without a word she is totally saying, "HEE! HEE! You just thought you could confine me."
This time last year, we knew we were very close to recieving our I171H which is the form stating the U.S. approves you to adopt. I was calling the JCICS office everyday. I actually found out we were approved on 9/26/07 which was the day Malaena-Sloan was born.
A couple of funny thoughts from this past week. We turned Malaena-Sloan's carseat around on Thursday. She can actually see out the window, and now feels the need to wave at all cars passing. She really thinks she's a BIG GIRL now! Also, we tried switching her to whole milk. Donnie brought a gallon home and we took her in to the kitchen and made such a big deal out of her first BIG GIRL's bottle of milk. SHE HATED IT! We all pretended to drink it to get her to try it. She began getting hungry, and cried and cried but dare not drink it. She shook her head NO and waved her arm back and forth. I took her to the kitchen to make a formula bottle and she was proud as a peacock. We decided to do half and half to make the transformation. Her formula STINKS, but she LOVES it. We see the doctor next Monday, so I will get his opinion then, but for now we will leave it as is.
Malaena-Sloan's party is next Sunday at our house. I sent invitations out on the internet. If you didn't receive yours, the more the better, so you can email me with questions.