Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just what I needed today....

...was a picture to remind me that Olivia is real, alive, growing, changing, and MY daughter! It is becoming very abstract feeling when months pass, there is no physical change with me, and she is on the opposite side of the world. I often wonder if all of this is even real or ever REALLY going to happen???
I couldn't believe when I clicked on the attachment how much she has changed since I last saw her face. It was Sept. 24th when we got pictures last. Really, that isn't that long in the scheme of things. She has gotten a TON of hair! Which I love because she has a TON of big bows. I am so glad I got the bigger ones now. :) (Cassie, I can see Khloe's face now when I put the big one on her.) ha!

Ok, back to the update...she is now 16 mos. She is 19 pounds and 29 inches long. She is so little, but growing at a steady pace. She has 4 teeth on the top and two on the bottom. Really, that isn't very many teeth, but she is only eating cheese, rice, oatmeal and yogart. I am sure she will grow like a weed once she gets "Americanized." (up not out though) :) She is walking alone, turning pages in a book, follows simple directions, imitates adults, bringing a spoon to her mouth, holding her bottle (I know....she is STILL on a bottle -- very customary for Korean adoptive children) and shows understanding of words.

Since we got the update (pics. came today and actual update last Monday) my mom has gone around asking perfect strangers, "how much does your little one weigh, how many inches tall is she, how many teeth, etc." H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S (unless I am around, then it is just plain embarrasing.) So, if you get asked by some random lady about your child's development, it is probably my mom. She isn't crazy or anything....just excited! She is comparing to see how Olivia may look size wise since it is so hard to tell from a picture!

I guess that is it as far as the update! Oh, I guess you would like to see the changes! :)

Olivia around Aug. 24th timeframe.

Olivia in early November


  1. that hair is just SCREAMING for a BIG OLE SOUTHERN BOW!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter... you are getting close, momma!

  2. I am so glad you posted a link to your blog via FB! Honestly this is just what I needed today! You know those days when you are feeling sorry for yourself, everything seems out of control and you are just plan frustrated? That has been my day and then....I hopped over and read your blog! Immediantly I realized if you can endure this wait for your beautiful little girl then I can surely get over my pitty party! So thank you for that! Sometimes we just need someone else to pray for to change my way of thinking. Praying for your sweet little girl to be home SOON!

  3. Oh she is beautiful. In case you are wanting to do some shopping she should perfectly in size 12 to 18 months stuff. So happy for updates and pictures!!!

  4. She is so adorable. I am happy you got another picture and so sorry you are having to endure this wait. :( I hope time flies by until you can get her.