"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Friday, February 25, 2011

I have to say that I think we won the adoption lottery!!

We are SO in love with this baby girl and can't imagine not having her in our family! We feel like we have won the adoption lottery! She is totally perfect for our family and we couldn't ask for more! We have had snow here-so wanted to share some pictures of the first snow that Seble has ever seen-she LOVED it!! We went with some friends/neighbors-The Thomas family and had a great time.
People keep asking about how it is going with the adjustment-The last few weeks have gone well-better than expected. Adam and I are still doing all her care giving (feeding, bathing, putting to sleep, etc) but the kids are always there to assist and she is used to getting some attention and love from other family members-she gets held a lot and although she will "let you know when she is done and wants to come back to us" she seems to be adjusting to others well.
She had her doctors appointments and her labs all came back good, she is in the 30% for weight AND height and you would NEVER know that she had such a rough start at life. She is healthy, happy and a really "good" baby-usually only cries when she is tired or hungry (or a little scared).
Seble is still waking an average of 1-2 times a night but she just either takes her pacifier and goes back to sleep or drinks her bottle and goes right back down-so its not too bad. The kids are loving every minute with her and one of my favorite things that I treasure is watching the kids talk and interact with her-it is too precious. If anyone questions whether or not they should proceed with an adoption due to "what will our kids think"-PLEASE put that out of your mind-they always adapt and will love another one too! My kids could not be happier-and are already begging to adopt again! so, it is ok-and I am so glad we made this decision to bring Seble into our family-it has enriched us all-including all the kids!







































































































































































































































































3 comments:

  1. LOVE all of your pics!!!! Sooo fun! And let me tell you after 8 adoptions you would think our kids would be like- really? But NO they are all about bringing more children HOME!!!! :) It is true they pick up on what you are very passionate about :) he he he

    She is sooo gorgeous!!!

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  2. She is BEAUTIFUL, as is your entire family!

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  3. WOW! You guys got DUMPED on!!! We were wondering if you guys even GOT snow... and WOWIE!!! You have WAY more than us!

    Seble looks so beautiful and like she's REALLY enjoying the snow! What a fun first outing for her=) So happy for you guys!

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LUCY LANE-AGCI-ADOPTION VIDEO! This inspired us to follow our dream!

WHY WOULDN'T I....WHY WOULDN'T YOU?

What Adoption is About! What a Testimony! Lundy's Adoption

We Love this family and this video is inspiring!

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