Saturday, August 25, 2007

3 months home, 10 months old

It’s hard to believe that our sweet baby girl has already been home 3 months. The best word I can think of to describe her, and us as a family of five, is normal. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: her transition has been almost totally seamless. I expected to have so many issues unique to this bonding process, but she simply accepted us from day one. Much credit has to go to the nannies at her orphanage - one in particular who clearly loved Reagan – and some easy-going genes. I’ll also give them the credit for the fact that she is so on-target developmentally. While we also expected to deal with some developmental delays, Reagan is babbling, cruising, crawling on all fours, trying hard to stand on her own, sleeping like a champ, and eating increasingly more real food. Everything a 10 month-old should be doing. Of course she is extraordinary in many ways too, as every parent knows, but I thank God daily for the fact that she is so very normal.

2 comments:

Margie said...

I know what you're saying--normal is a very good thing--and all we hope for. But that little angel is above and beyond any "normal" we ever dreamed she would be. And you, Danny, Alyssa and Parker deserve an award for making Reagan's transition so "normal."

Julie said...

I'm so excited for you and your family. What an awesome experience! Good to see you all yesterday!