Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cute kiddos and a happy birthday

R: woo-hoo!! (imagine sound effects for best results)

S: This is my best party ever! (last year it was "celebrated" in the hospital)

A: I'm getting outta here!

C: Uh, this is supposed to be fun...?

J: trying out new moves

Back row babies: also mixed opinions of the "tia clowns"

It was hard to remember that this is S's THIRD birthday. She's had a rough start to life. Later today I'll take her to a check up with the neurologist (and tomorrow the ophthalmologist), but I don't really care what she says. S has BLOOMED the past few months in marvelous ways. If she is happy and has this smile, that's improvement and it's not just a smile for the pictures or party--she is almost always grinning or giggling about something. Even six months ago, she was closed up tight as a snail and was terrified of life. Look at her now!!

The glorious doll cake is courtesy of Glenda's Bakery (that's my Mom!)

Update 11/20: the neurologist couldn't say enough good things about how much S has developed just in the past few months! For one, she wasn't clinging to me in terror. In fact I was holding another baby and never even touched her as she proudly sat in her chair with her legs crossed like a seƱorita. The diagnosis of FAS still stands, but it's always encouraging to see progress.


Gallo Pinto2 said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear that she is doing so well! She looks like she thoroughly enjoyed her birthday!

Katrina said...

I am just astounded at how big all these kiddies are! Man - a year makes a big difference!

I can't believe its been nearly a year since weve been back in NZ!

K :)

Jennifer Thompson said...

A year?! Wow... How time flies, especially living with babies and realizing how fast they change and grow, although sometimes you don't realize till you see pictures.

Hope you still recognize "your babies" when you visit next year!