A Dozen Good Eggs

Friday, November 13, 2009


true to form, I said one of the kids wouldnt or couldnt do something and they then did that very thing. I swear they do that just to prove me wrong. even if they dont hear me say it, they always seem to know I said it. and that is their cue to DO IT!

tonight Sophie was lying on the bed and the comforter was bunched beneath her a little bit. and she leaned and turned and SAT UP!!! I screamed and said DO IT AGAIN! she smiled like what mom? whats the big deal? you are SO silly. but she laid down and did it again. and I clapped and yelled YAAAYY! and whispered do it again!!! and she did and I grabbed her up and hugged her and kissed her and nearly cried. she loved the attention but probably still wonders what she did that was so exciting to me. she tried while on the floor with nothing beneath her back to give that initial start and couldnt do it, but SHE TRIED and SHE TRIED! and I helped her and then praised her for doing it.

Tonight at dinner she fed herself the entire meal. with a fork. and with minimal mess!

She has also been working hard at learning to thread and buckle her AFOs. tonight she just zipped it right in there. and I gave her a high five. Then she did the other one. another high five! and then I read her favorite llama story before bed. and she happily went to bed without complaint.

SOPHIE SAT UP!!! still incredibly shocked and thrilled and happy.


  1. Yeah! She will continue to amaze you and herself in this year of growing, adaption and attachment! YEAH!

  2. Wow! Way to go Sophie! She will achieve so much now that she has a loving supporting family! I'm so happy for you!

    - I'm blogging for Nadya; to help her find a family -

  3. milena I tried so hard to find a home home for "annie" now my sophie. I finally realized it was ME who was supposed to adop her. maybe nadya wants YOU to be her mama!

  4. MoonDog, really, I would have loved to. I feel like she is my daughter who has been thrown out in the world, far away from me. But my country doesn't have any adoption agreement with her country, and my country doesn't allow adoption out of birth order and I have two children younger than Nadya.... So in reality it seems like my possibilities to adopt her are close to zero. Otherwise, believe me, I would have gone for her!

  5. Oh, I almost forgot! I have nominated your blog for an award! Stop by my blog for Nadya, at nadyaneedsalovingfamily.blogspot.com to pick it up!