Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today...






The first 3 pictures are of her on *gotcha* day.  The last 2 are from tonight.  She has changed tremendously!!!  She still sucks that knuckle, though ;-)                                                               


WOW!!! Today is our 1 year forever family day with Miss Rubea! She is such an amazing baby! Yes, I know she is not a baby, she is a toddler ;-) She was so tiny (17 pounds), she couldn't hold her head up, which meant she didn't roll over, sit, eat from a spoon/fork, play, etc. I was not prepared for my 22 month old to be more like a 2 month old. I prayed and prayed and prayed some more that first week with her. I was so grateful that I had my daughter, Emilea traveling with me and the most amazing family traveling with us! Had it not been for all of them, I don't know how I would have survived!!!!

I am thankful that I now have a 34 month old toddler girl who is now 22 pounds, can sit up with assistance, roll over both ways, pivots on her belly on the floor, babbles constantly, gives hugs and big wet kisses, finally loves her daddy and still can't live without her Emmy! She is able to feed herself finger foods, laughs continuously at her brothers and sisters, she is able to communicate in her own way and melts my heart over and over with that big grin that she flashes so easily. We know she has a long road ahead of her, but we are thrilled that we are her family and can travel that road with her!

12 comments:

Lynn said...

What an amazing transformation! Rubea is a doll!

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Marla said...

Happy forever family day!! She is such a cutie, isn't is amazing what love can do? :)

Debra said...

Congratulations on your foorever family day with Rubea. She is precious!

Lanxi said...

Congratulations to you all! Rejoicing in the milestones.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Miss Rubea!!!! You are a remarkable child with an amazing spirit. You have come so far in one year. Keep up the hard work. I think about you often! You are a very lucky little girl to have such an awesome family who loves you so much!

Blessings,

Rhonda Kelly

ThatGirl said...

Third time you've made me cry today, thank you very little... ;)

She is UNRECOGNIZABLE! A full head of hair helps, but she actually looks her age now. She is so lucky you found her, Carla.

Hey! You should do it again! Oh wait, you are ;)

Big squeeze and sloppy kiss to my Rubea -Roo. Bennett is missing her, we will send another video soon.

Shueys

ThatGirl said...

PS - Sent you a silly little FedEx package today... you'll laugh!

Our 7 Blessings from God said...

Happy Family Day Miss Rubea!! You're a beautiful little girl:) Wow, you have grown so much over the last year.

ourchinagirls said...

I can't believe the changes in our girls! Happy Forever Family Day!

Jennifer Chapman said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it has been a year already.

Jennifer

Barbie said...

And I am thankful SHE has YOU. You are such a beautiful mommy. Your love for your kids is huge and it shows in all you do. Happy Gotcha Day!! She has come a long way.