A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Six Months Already

Miracle is six months old.  She has been in our home five months.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time can fly by.  Miracle is a very easy baby.  She is such a joyful child, with a huge grin!

At six months she is 13 lbs 13 oz.  She has started eating baby cereal and L.O.V.E.S it! She can hold her own bottle most of the time.  Her favorite resting position is still with both hands tucked behind her head, no matter what position she is in.  She can roll all over the floor and has even rolled over in her bed.  She likes standing in the stationary walker and playing with toys on the tray.  She loves interacting with people but can also entertain herself.  She really likes to babble and make sounds.  No teeth yet, but I'm sure they are coming.  Her hair gets curlier every day!

Last night was a first.  Miracle sat by herself!  May and Buddy were playing with her on the floor and kept encouraging her to sit.  Finally they ran back and got me to "come see" what Miracle can do.  Sure enough, as long as she didn't look over her shoulder, she stayed upright and balanced sitting on the floor.

This little baby is such a beautiful little girl.  I feel so sorry for her birth mother, but I am so happy God has chosen us to be Miracle's forever family.  TPR is complete.  The remaining steps are to transfer the case to the adoption unit and get the paperwork filed.  I am very hopeful we will have the same adoptions case manager that we did for Precious' adoption.  If so, everything will go very smoothly once the case is transferred.  I'm hoping for November!