Monday, January 31, 2011

Making Progress !

Certain things are no longer on my to do list since the kiddos came home.We have been busy !

We have seen several doctors.We have had pretty positive news regarding their health status. Milana has already made it on the growth chart for both weight and head circumference. She is 2 and a half and is now 25 pounds. Two pounds in weight gain so far.Brock is still not on the charts but, is growing and is up to 26 pounds.Other then an ear infection and cold they have been doing really well. They have been really troopers in regards to getting blood work done. We have been very fortunate that the sweet gal at the lab is Russian and she speaks Russian to them and makes the experience less traumatic.Their language skills are also continuing to explode with words.Brock loves to say "OH MY GOODNESS" and Milana always says "BYE BYE CAR".She is a go go go type of little girl.
Besides medical stuff, we applied and received their social security cards. We also got our passports stuff done as well. Our little ones are now proud citizens of three different countries.
The next week or so we will see if they qualify for any speech or OT.I will try to push for it but, with budget cuts I do not know.
Our little ones are becoming so much part of our family and each day I think of the miracle that they actually made it home !!

Friday, January 7, 2011

5 weeks home from Russia

The children are doing great. They are growing and learning so much.I am amazed at how much they understand already and are beginning to say in English and Swiss. Each day we are thankful they are home and belong to us !! The stress of our adoption journey is SLOWLY beginning to fade as we grow to love them more each day. Yes, of course there are things we are working on with them being toddlers and having lived in an orphanage much of their babyhood but, we expected them to go through an adjustment period and learn to be part of a family. Our journey to bring them home was one of the most difficult experiences with all the uncertainties of not knowing how the story would end however, we have now moved on to our new journey to teach them our family values and learn of their great purpose as sons and daughters of a loving God.It is the most sweetest thing to see them fold their arms and bow there heads to pray.The feeling of completeness has arrived for our family and we are so grateful.