Friday, November 2, 2012

9 Months Gone!

Tomorrow Gabriella will be 9 months old.  This morning when I laid her down for her morning nap I thought what a big girl I have and where has the time gone.  I mean everyone tells you that when you have kids the time just races by.  Our lives are busy anyway so time always seems to slip away from us. 

I just can't believe all the changes in my not so little baby.  Just last week there is no way I would have ever got her down for a morning nap.  NO WAY! Just one week of steady sleep training and she is somewhat sleeping through the night and having a morning and afternoon nap.  They are both short ones but I will take what I can get.  She is also crawling everywhere, something she has been doing for awhile but new this week she can pull herself up to a standing position.  Her hand eye co-ordination is getting better by the day and last night she could easily pick up half a blueberry and put it her mouth while running around in her walker.

I am amazed by this little girl every day and so thankful that she is in our life.  With her adoption finalization on Monday I think I am getting a bit sappy.  Can you blame me?


  1. Hi Alexia! Just found you through the adoption interview project, and wanted to say congratulations on today! What a happy day!

    I want to also recommend some good adoption books, since I saw a list on your site. Some great kids' books are: A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza, How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole, and A Forever Family by Roslyn Banish. I've got some more reviews on my blog if you're interested.

    Congratulations today!

    1. Thank you so much for the book recommendations. I am always looking for good kids (and adult) books about adoption.

      Yesterday went really well. It is nice to be done all of the administrative stuff with Gaby's adoption.