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Monday, March 16, 2009

Many moods of Manda Moo

Amanda took an early nap today, so she was awake when she and Kara normally take their naps. It was fun to take a few pictures of her without miss Kara getting in front of the camera. LOL Kara loves to see images of herself. Amanda is learning who she is, she looks in the mirror and her eyes open wide, it is bittersweet to know she likely had not seen much of herself before then, but who knows, she very well could have. There is a lot I do not know about her first 3 1/2 years.
She has been having a harder time making eye contact lately, we do not understand why, she was doing really well, her self stim behaviors have increased and she is going off by herself again. Nothing new has happened to set this change off. Maybe just a stage for her, she does love to be held, tickled but not cuddled, that drives her crazy!
Amanda's classic head drop, this is what she does when she has had too much input or has laughed too much, or played too hard.

I just love the look on her face here, "Mom, are you done yet?"

Near the end of our little photo session, she did not want me to take more pictures, but she did want to stay on the step stool. She got nice and dirty outside today!


Rachel said...

Amanda is so precious! Beautiful pictures!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I just love these pics of Amanda... She is such a cutie.

Joni said...

She i so cute!!!
You have a lovely family

amyl4 said...

Amanda is so CUTE! I would love to have her hair! She is such a beauty!!

Mandy said...

After Alex was sick, he regressed A LOT - started doing the head banging and "bumbling" --- went on for about 2 weeks and then faded out - it about drove me nutty though!
Hang in there - you are a great mom and Miss Amanda KNOWS it :)

Amanda Jones said...

Great pictures! She's so stinkin' cute!

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the new photos!! She is such a princess! Aidan is a teeth-grinder, and he does it more when he's off schedule, or sleep-deprived, or getting sick. Then things go back to normal.

Carla said...

I just love all the pictures of Amanda. She is just to precious. Victoria our 9 yr. old did the same thing when she first came home. I think when she started getting too comfortable with us she would do it afraid of getting to attached.

Alice said...

Any chance she has a tooth bothering? You've probably already checked. Baby teeth can flare up fast!

♥Lisa♥ @ FinalScore:Boys3Girls2 said...

She is PRESH!!

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