Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wow has it been that long since an update

I know horrible horrible blogger :( but in my defense I have 2 perfect little reasons :) The girls keep me busy!  But a good busy. :) The girls are doing AMAZING!!! Ellee has learned the sign for please and thank you, thank you isn't all the time the real "thank you" but we know what she means, and Johannah knows the sign for please. I am so excited they are learning and striving so much!!! We have been working on hard on words, and colors, and shapes, and they are both doing really well. We had doctors visits last week and they both are doing good. The Dr. was worried about Johannah's height but he called me later that evening and told me he plotted her on the Down Syndrome height chart and she is at the lower end but he thinks with time she will grow, if she don't then we might have to look into growth hormone shots. But I am really hoping we don't. He did give them both shots and drew blood and it was awful. They had me hold them down while they got blood drawn and their shots and I am really not sure who cried them or me :( Ellee had to have 4 immunizations and Johannah 3. The Dr. has called me and gave me the results of the girls thyroid test and they are both normal! Yay!!! We have eye doctors visits coming up this week. Then next week they have dental appointments. We also need to go back to the Dr. in the next week or so because he wants to do an x-ray on both of the girls necks and then also on Johannah's adenoids and tonsils, because while she is sleeping she stops breathing a little bit and that scares me half to death so we want to get that checked out ASAP. Oh and Ellee got her first hair cut this past week. She has super fine hair, and all they ever done at the orphanage was butcher it so I took her and had it trimmed up and her bangs cut. I didn't get any pics of her in the chair because I had to hold her. She did great though, started off rough, but by the end she was laughing. It is really cute and now here's to hoping it will grow out if not I see short hairdos in our future.
Tomorrow the girls are going to their first Easter Egg hunt and I am so excited lol Yes there will be lots of pics. However the Easter Bunny will be there but I don't know if we will get pics with him or not. I hope so but they are not big fans of things like that, and generally there is bloody murder screaming involved. So we will have to see. I really really really hope they do want a pic with him though!!! :) Now that I have jabbered on here are a few pics of some beauties
Patting the bears back and rocking him to sleep

Outfit from our friend Ms. Pat in England

Ms. Pat got Johannah one too ;)

Ms. Johannah modeling her outfit

Ellee's first hair cut bangs

the back of it..


Dani said...

even more adorable then before :) and you have two awesome reasons not to be blogging as much..however we do look forward to it : ) take care my friends..glad things are going so well :) xxx

Loving the Mommy Life said...

So glad that things are going well. :) They are beautiful!

Katie said...

They are doing GREAT! My Christopher has MAJOR gaining/growing issues. Both my boys were IUGR and considered failure to thrive. However, Christopher just can't recover from his tiny start. He's the size of a typical 1 yr old and his 2nd birthday is next month. He is doing all the things he should be doing for his age, so I am trying to stay positive. Hopefully, he will be one of those kids that grows out of his prematurity like I hear stories about. I think that Miss J is just perfect and I love her size. Let me know what you find out about the growth hormone. We have thought about it...

Scrappy quilter said...

They are totally adorable. So nice to hear they are doing well.

pat said...

OMG they are thriving so well in their new home! I can certainly understand how busy you must be. As far as the easter bunny um I have a 8 yr old who I have never gotten a picture with Santa claus yet. Enjoy this time and do try and document the firsts to look back on.
St. Louis

Monica said...

Your girls are wonderful! And I think the new haircut was very cute. So glad to see them doing so well.


Debby said...

It's so wonderful to finally see Ellee's eyes looking happy in her pictures! I'm so happy they are doing so well!