Sunday, January 17, 2010

Reflecting on six months home

January 2010
What a month this has been so far! You have learned to crawl and your language has exploded! You are losing your "baby" look and are starting to look more like a little girl. You have changed so much and you are growing so quickly!

December 2009

You visited the cardiologist for what seems like the hundreth time and she was very pleased with your progress! You also have gained 5lbs since surgery! Yeah! Christmas was extra special this year!

November 2009
You began physical and occupational therapy and we celebrated our first Thanksgiving with you home! We had fun decorating the tree and seeing the look on your face when you saw all of the lights for the very first time.

October 2009
A month of recovering and readjusting to family life. You still amaze us with how easily you are transitioning into our family and how happy you are despite everything you have been through.
September 2009
The month of your life saving surgery filled with so many unexpected ups and downs. I will never forget this month and still have difficulty remembering and looking at pictures of "our" journey through this month. It was life changing to say the least.

August 2009
You are adjusting beautifully to your new home and new family.
What a JOY you are!

July 2009
We travel to China to bring you home! What an amazing journey it was!


Sarah said...

Melinda, it warms my heart to see the progress precious Mia has made because of you and your family's love, faith and dedication. I know she is a blessing to you all but YOU are most definitely a huge blessing to her! I wish you a wonderful year full of joy and love.


Kim K. said...

What an amazing 6 months. She's such a beautiful little girl. I will always hold a special place for Mia because of our heart connections. Continued blessings to your family.

TanyaLea said...

Oh Melinda!'s SO fun to see you on here again. I often thing of sweet Mia and wonder how she has been progressing since life back at home after surgery. She is just BLOSSOMING! What a little beauty...her look is really changing into that little girl face, I agree! :) As sweet as ever, though!!

Praying that Mia's health continues to improve and thrive, and that 2010 is filled with MANY blessings for your family! <><


Danielle said...

I love this post! It's remarkable to see how muh she has changed since she has been home. I agree, she is starting to look like a little girl more than a baby - that makes me sad! She's growing up too fast!

Anonymous said...

Wow, where has the time gone?!! She looks just as cute as ever! It's so wonderful seeing you all together and how happy she looks! God has been good to give her the family that He knew was the very best for her! I'm so glad to hear that she's crawling and talking more. And her hair is growing more and more! Hoping the new year will just keep getting better and better for her!


Donna said...

Awesome post! You're right, she has changed so much :)

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Jared Dani Roman and Ellie said...

Beautiful Mia!! We miss you guys but are so happy to see your growing and learning.

Pamela said...

I love the month by month progress and it truly shows how much you all have grown together and how God is blessing your family. So hard to believe it's been 6 months already. I am sure life has just flown by for you. She is certainly turning into a beautiful little girl! Congratulations on make it to the 6 month mark!!

Joanna B said...

Hello! I have always loved reading your blog! My husband and I are interested in a little girl from China who has TOF, as well. I would love to hear any advice you can offer us! We are a little scared and nervous.

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The Raudenbush Family said...

Loved seeing the sequence of pictures. Your daughter is beautiful!

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