Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Catching Up...

I've been a very, VERY bad blogger. I apologize to everyone about that! I just seem to stay so busy these days.

Kaelie is growing by leaps and bounds! On February 16, she had her first well-baby checkup, where she weighed in at 19.75 pounds and was 29.5 inches long. She received three vaccinations on this visit, and will recieve another round in three months at her 15-month check-up. Our pediatrician agreed to keep Kaelie on formula unti she is 15 months old.

Kaelie visited Babies Can't Wait on February 17 for a developmental evaluation. There are some things that she is simply not ready to do yet. However, she is catching up quickly! We will know next week if she is going to receive any services to help her reach her developmental milestones. She's not too far behind, just enough to make this mama hen worried! Kaelie is coming a long way with her eating and feeding issues...she ate a biter biscuit for her afternoon snack. We are also practicing with a Nuby beginning sippy cup.

Kaelie had a birthday! She was the "Big One!" on February 13. We had a celebratory weekend. On Friday night, we had dinner at Logan's...Jeremy picked the place to celebrate his fantastic progress report...which followed Shelby's mid-term progress report of ALL A's, which Shelby hasn't pulled off in a very long time. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the boys and I went over to my grandmother's for a mini-birthday party. Cake and ice cream was enjoyed by all, and Kaelie received a Fisher Price learning puppy from us, a stuffed animal from Lisa and the girls, and a teddy bear from Nana. Unfortunately, the photos from this joyous occasion were lost due to two young men fiddling with the camera!

Kaelie has had the opportunity to meet new friends and family over the past week! My Uncle Ken and Aunt Marilee came from South Carolina for a visit, and let me tell you that they made a mess out of Kaelie! I had the chance to show Aunt Marilee a bunch of my China pictures. She crocheted the cutest little baby soccer ball for my sweetie and they also bought Kaelie her first Nursery Rhyme book which comes with a CD.

Kaelie and I met our friends Kim and Lia at the Golden Sun for lunch Tuesday afternoon. Sweet Lia finally warmed up and showed me some AWESOME ballet moves! We are going to Albany this Saturday to meet and have a playdate with Kim and Jen and their families on Saturday. I'm looking forward to meeting Emily and Jay and their little one who was also adopted recently from China.

Kaelie had a great first day at the nursery today! I was so broken-hearted....it was so hard to leave her. I cried all the way home and then called the nursery mid-morning to check up on her. I think she had a great first day. Poor thing was tuckered out and went right to sleep tonight!

OK, a few pictures and I'll try to go through and add a few more later!


Playful Kaelie can pull herself up on this walker toy, but only if it is propped against the wall. She doesn't have enough balance to walk behind it yet, but it won't be long. This is from Fisher-Price. It's a cute walker that plays ABC's and music, and has some shapes and other objects to put in the basket.



Kaelie and Ma-Ma-Ma. I love the expression on Kaelie's face...SO photogenic! My grandmother is thrilled to have another great-grand to brag about!


Daddy's Girl!


Who is this mountain man?! Uncle Ken of course!




29 comments:

prechrswife said...

So glad to see an update! It looks like Miss Kaelie is doing great! Wish we could be there this weekend. We miss our south GA China friends. (((((Hugs)))))

Linda said...

Wonderful to see how well Kalie is doing and you too. They do catch up quickly with all the love they receive when they are home.. Linda

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Kaelie!
She is such a beauty and gets prettier and prettier every time I check your blog! She is going to be a knockout!

Kim said...

About time! Looking forward to Saturday!

sierrasmom said...

I am so glad to hear you are all doing so well. I miss you guys!!!Kaelie looks great!!!!
Love Kathie

Jen Talley said...

can not wait to see you guys tomorrow!!!! She looks wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
Happy Birdthday Kaelie!! She looks so happy! I am so glad that things are going well! I have been looking at your blog every other day and was worried when you had not posted for awhile. I wish we had a blog! Our email is jbach14@wi.rr.com Keep in touch. Julia is well. I would love to get an email from you
Julia is doing well!

Diane and John

Donna and Joe said...

Karen,

Kaelie is doing so great! It was only a month ago that she wouldn't even put the congee in her mouth and now she's eating biscuits. I haven't checked in on your blog in a few weeks and it's amazing to see how much her face has changed even since China. I see the same thing in Lauren when I look back at our China pics.

I'm so glad all the girls in our group are doing so well!!

Donna :)

Tonya said...

Wow she has adjusted so well.Your right she does take some great pic's and what a blessing that you have adoption friends close

Cheri and Shane said...

She is SO cute!! Happy Belated Birthday Kaelie!! :)

The Frost Family said...

Happy Birthday, Kaelie! Your daughter is gorgeous! We adopted our Yangxi girl on Sept. 13, 2007. Sophia is the light of our life! Congratulations on your beautiful family!

Kim said...

Karen, are you still alive?

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