Monday, April 20, 2009


This is the first smile of hers(nongas) we have gotten caught on camera.She is growing good,gained 13 oz of weight the last 2 weeks, and a pound and a half in the 3 weeks before then.

She is sleeping 6.5-7.5 hours each night. We are delighted!

This last Sunday we had our baby dedication ceremony, which is more like a parent dedication ceremony, where we offered ourselves to God in the raising of Katie in Christian values, etc.We had lots of family up, so that was very nice.

She was wearing the dress Cara wore at her christening,a beautiful necklace from her great grandparents(on my side) and a lovely bracelet some friends gave her(who are currently adopting from Haiti, and are close to going to get their second daughter from there!). My mom gave her a bible and Cara's folks prayed a blessing over her.

Katie really locks onto her mom, staring lovingly into each others eyes, their bond is developing well.I am enjoying doing anything with her, bathe her, hold her, change her, feed her, it is all good!!!

We have been blessed beyond belief with shower gifts from friends, family, and folks we barely know. it is quite overwhelming trying to put it all in its right spot,but we are so grateful! We still are adjusting to having a baby in our world, but it is a fairly easy move, and we are both almost healthy again, which will be good to get all there(one sore throat from me to go).


Janet said...

Awwwww..... I love the smile. She is ADORABLE!!!!

Charlotte said...

I can't believe how big she has gotten!!!!!!!!!!!