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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

8 months at home

Tomorrow is a HUGE day for Amanda, her 4th birthday, and her first birthday at home with us!
We adopted Amanda 8 months ago today! I just dawned on me that much time has passed, it seems like I was just in Estonia with her and it also feels like she has been here forever! Very confusing. Where in the world did the time go? Do you think she looks different?
Some physical changes include some added weight, darker tanned skin, her hair is getting darker, her eyes seem to be getting darker? Wonder why that is? Not the darker skin, that is AZ sun, but the other things. *G*

The thing we did not realise is how much her skin color changed, it was a gradual change, and then all of a sudden we are wondering when Amanda got a tan!. She used to be a pure bluish white, and now she is a golden tan. LOL The yellow is from beta-carotene, a dermatologist confirmed that, I hope that as she eats more foods, that should resolve. I make a conscious effort to feed her foods of all colors. ;o)

Amanda and Kara have had runny noses, and they get really sore from constant wiping. Thankfully Amanda is feeling better, I am not so sure they had colds, but instead had allergies, the pollen count here has been astronomically high.

Amanda and Kara visit a developmental pediatrician tomorrow, we will see what she has to say. I have been filming some of Amanda's quirky behavior, she often shuts down when she is around new people, and I wanted the doctor to see how she acts at home.


rita from georgia said...

i am with you gymboree can't be beat when you are considering hand me downs. my daughter had twins then we had another grandaughter they have all wore the clothes. the target and wal mart shrink and cannot be used be another child. what size are the girls in. we might be able to send some your way.

Arizona mom to eight said...

Hi Rita,

Amanda is moving into 2T, but is in 18-24 months, Kara is in size 3-4, and Meghan just moved to size 7 in tops and 6X in bottoms.

I agree about Target especiall (we won;t shop at Walmart because of what they did to our hometown)The Circo brand at Target is especially bad in shrinking, we do not machine dry our clothes for the most part.

Cammie Heflin said...

She is beautiful, I love the "glow" of her skin now!

Jennifer said...

Wow! I started reading your blog when you were bringing Amanda home. Seems like just yesterday!!

I haven't had bad luck with Target clothes. Both of my boys have worn them, and they're saved for boy #3. We dry everything on low heat, though. Of course, I certainly wouldn't turn down Gymboree!!

Valda said...

Happy Birthday Amanda!!! Give her a hug and kiss from me!

Carla said...

Happy Birthday Amanda. I hope you have a wonderful day!

carol said...

I am so glad you are with your forever family on this very special Birthday.You sure have come along ways since coming home. enjoy your special day. I hope you get to have a bite a cake.

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