|Two Feet on US soil - a new US citizen!|
We have been very busy settling in, finding a new routine that works for now, and getting her the medical diagnosis that we felt were important - here's a list of appointments she's had and what we found out from them:
|Carese - the binky caretaker|
May 22 - University of Washington Adoption Medical Clinic (3 hour drive each way!) - Dr Davies got her weight height and looked over both Christy and her latest medical documents and got referrals in place for things like cardiology, neurology, speech and physical therapy evaluations being top priority, Ear/Nose/Throat evaluation, eye sight and hearing are all on the list too, only not critical. She also had a myriad of blood work drawn and tested as well as stool cultures done. So far everything has been great, with the one exception of a Vit D deficiency (we are giving her 1000 IU/day now).
|She wasn't too sure about grass, but she warmed up to it!|
|It was hat day, or something! Carese wanted to do whatever|
Christy was doing that day!
Starting the next day, a virus passed through our family - Rachel, Elizabeth and Carese with high fevers, and I got tonsillitis, the worst case that I can remember (it really took me over a week to finally have no pain)! Esther and Christy did not get sick at all which was totally weird!
|Too stinking cute!|
|Playing at her Neurology|
|All 4 in matching PJs!|
|Favorite toy - her own foot!|
|First Sunday going to church - all in|
Matching dresses (all of which came
from a consignment store!)
(I have two appts for a new crown as a tooth broke last summer and last weekend it broke further...)
June 24 - ENT
July 1 - Esther's pre-surgery consultation for her dental general anesthesia procedure
July 3 - Christy - Physical Therapy Evaluation (hoping to get a referral for braces and her knees bend backwards to an alarming degree)
July 11 - Christy - Feeding Therapy Evaluation
July 15 - Christy - Seattle Children's Hospital - dental consultation
July 17 - Esther - Seattle Children's Hospital - dental surgery
|Good night mommy!|
|Matching PJs that were given as gifts from|
Two different people in two different states!
Here are some videos that I think you'll enjoy!
Christy at the UW appointment, having a great time waiting. She LOVES mirrors, can you tell?
This was just two days ago - this is her right hand/arm that has pretty much been useless. When we visited her last fall, she could only move it occasionally and it was usually to get you to stop messing with it. This is purposefully using it to experiment with the toy! This is miraculous!
This last video was taken that same day, only at bedtime. Esther has pretty much ignored Christy until very recently. We noticed that she showed jealousy for the first time just last week, and it was when she saw that Reuben was spending time with Christy and Reuben is Esther's favorite person. Then, on this evening, she was actually playing with Christy on the floor and they were laughing together. I thought it would stop when I took them to bed, but I was wrong and I was able to take this amazing, sweet video of them playing together!