Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy 9 Months

The last 2 weeks with you have been such a blessing. We have prayed and prayed for you and loved you from afar. Your Dad and I are learning so many things about you each and every day. You are so smiley!!! (Just like your brother) You smile at everyone, even people you have never met. It is as if you wait for people to look at you so that you can flash your smile. I remember very clearly the first time I heard your laugh. It was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. We were playing buzzy, buzzy bee on the day we first met.

You make the cutest little cooing noises and you have such a dainty, girly voice. Even your cry is girly and quiet. Dressing you up in girly clothes is very fun and I love the thick curls you have on your head. This morning your dad dressed you and even he couldn't resist putting a bow in your hair. He loves having a daughter just as much as I watch out, I think you are going to be a little princess.

You are sitting up. You are scooting to where you want to go on your stomach. You get up on all fours but you don't crawl, you just rock back and forth. You have begun pulling yourself to your knees. Banging objects together is great fun as well as anything that resembles a rattle.

I know you have been around other babies all of your life but now you have a brother. Your relationship has been mostly good (only a little rocky when you are tired). You both take a real interest in one another and you like to smile and scoot over to him. We have several pictures of you two holding hands - it is just adorable. The two of you are warming up to one another more and more each day.

Your interest in food is a little to be desired but there is definitely time for that. We were told at your orphanage that you were eating rice cereal, but so far you have wanted little to do with it or any other food for that matter. Your most common response is to purse your lips and turn your nose up --sometimes you actually shake your head back and forth as if telling us "no." (But it is so cute). We sit down as a family for meals, so we will continue to offer you food. You will occasionally eat baby cereal puffs. BUT, forget anything that comes at your mouth on a spoon or on our finger. Don't worry, you will get there.
Your absolute favorite thing is your bottle - you love it!

You are adjusting to life here in the U.S. So many things have changed for you in your little life over the last couple weeks. We are trying our best to help you to adjust and adapt as easily as possible. We love you so much and want only the best for you.

We are so glad you are with us...we love that we are family forever!


  1. Daddy's little girl!!! So pretty!!

  2. What a lovely 9 month entry for Hannah. It brought me to tears. She is so lucky to be part of your family!

  3. Love it! We need to get together if you are in the area or if we get to the mountains!


  4. i LOVED the pictures of hannah! she is so precious and thank goodness for that beautiful SMILE! keep up the good work, mark & megan! we continue to pray for you both and for hannah as she grows accustomed to her new family!