Saturday, August 18, 2007

Karlee Pics

It is so hard to capture her true smile because as soon as she sees the red light on my camera she stops to see what it is! But I assure you this darling gives us lots and lots of smiles and giggles! I especially love when she first wakes up in the morning, she looks at us and laughs and is all smiles. She gets so excited!
Anyways, we are beat. We have had company and been on the go since last Thursday and it will continue til next weekend! Lordy, I need some serious sleep!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Where to begin.......

Well we have been home just over two weeks now and I don't even know where to start. I guess the most important thing is she is doing amazingly well and I am waitng for the ball to drop and for her to regress a bit. I hear it happens but won't be dissapointed if she doesn't. She is a great eater and sleeper. (Just like her mamma!) She has gained 2 lbs since her medical check up in China! She is now wearing 12mts. We had her first appointment with the Dr. and it went very well. She got 2 shots in each leg and we will go back in 6 weeks for the next round and blood work. He said she should be all caught up by 18 mts. Our Dr. is not worried about Karlee's head shape but to ease our worries scheduled a head x-ray to be sure her skull's sutures are not yet fused as they will do later on normaly. She absolutely loves the pool and her baths now! She just hate water in her face. Don't get me wrong she has her moments, they just are not many and usually only when she is hungry and/or tired!

We have had lots of friends and family in to see Karlee. My cousin and her family and my aunt came in from Minnesota and my brother came in from Virginia. We all went to Sea World and she did great with the heat and she slept most of the time. We are planning to leave to Rockport, Texas but with the hurricane's and tropical storms lately we're not sure when we will be leaving. The last storm hit the area were our family's cabin is but apparently it was just lots of rain and all is okay. Guess we will soon find out. We BBQ today and everyone just left and it feels like a Sunday night and the weekends is just begining! So I will post pictures soon and I am going to bed!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Good Times

Here are the latest pic of Karlee. We are doing better on the sleep situation. Karlee is sleeping from9pm to 9-10am in her crib. It's me who is having trouble sleeping now. Once I get up to give her a bottle I can't go back to sleep for like 5 hours! But we had a BIG day today. We went to my mom's work and had luch and then I came home with our friend's daughter Mady so she could help me with Karlee. Mady had a ball and Karlee adored her as well. We went swimming, played hard and had a great day. Another biggy happened today........She called me MAMA!!!!!!I could not believe my ears! It just melted my heart! Well, I am zonked and will try to get some sleep before its time to make the donuts! Enjoy!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Home Sweet Home

We made it home late Wednesday night and oh does it feel good to be home! The jet lag has kicked in for all of us! At first I felt just great and about 2 hours of unpacking and doing laundry and caring for Karlee I got really shaky and nausiated. Duane ran to the grocery store for more diapers and food for us. We lost a little bit of weight while in China but nothing significant that won't be gained back in a few days of eating good ole American food!

Our first night home was pretty good. However, it is now 4:45am Friday and Karlee has been up since 12:30 pm with one little 30 minute nap! Duane and I are wired and wide awake. She is content playing on the floor. Duane is in the shower and then on his way for his morning coffee at the corner store. He is also going to pick up tacos!!!! It hardly seems real that we are home and there is a little one forever in our lives. It feells weird but good. I think once we all get back on a regular schedule it will be even more wonderful. I am worrying a bit how I am going to work from home and care for Karlee on demand. But we will have to make it work some how and I have a month to figure it out. To all my clients reading......please be patient with us!

Our phone has rang non stop and it is good to hear from everyone. I can't wait for everyone to meet out little angel! Karlee is fussing and hopefully getting sleepy so gotta run.

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