Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Give "Peas" a Chance.







Last week, Hope was seen at the Children's Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was evaluated by the International Adoption Clinic, and they were very impressed by her social and physical development. They said that she was right on target with everything, with one exception. Her ability to sit up is more in line with a 5 month old than an 8 month old. As far as her social development, she is doing great. She is really attaching to the two of us, and she is doing well around our friends and family members. They did say that she is malnourished, and they advised us to start her on baby food. After a week and a half of baby food trial and error, we finally found Hope's favorite food...sweet peas. Here are some pictures from yesterday's lunch.


8 comments:

Lory Howlett said...

I like the bumper sticker that says, "Visualize Whirled Peas!"

Hope is too cute for words! And beautiful! It brings back such happy memories--when Amelia was "new" at home and so much smaller. Even your trip to the adoption clinic sounds much like Amelia's experience. Are you having soooooooooo much fun?????? Hope is beautiful! And obviously so happy. And did I say she's cute? Congratulations to you all!

Chantelle Becking said...

I love this child's little face! Man, she is too too cute! I bet you are on cloud 9!
So so happy you have your little girl home!
I still look at Koket's pics every day! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Chantelle

Leah Reeves said...

I am happy to hear she did so well at the doctor. She is just the cutest thing......are you sure she is not Gabre's little sister??????

Leah

marley girl said...

Cute as a button!! I'm glad to hear she is doing so well :) Thanks again for the pictures of Z... I'm *still* staring at them!

Jenn

Anonymous said...

Steph,
Hope has the smile of an angel! I am so happy for all of you and can't wait to meet her.
CONGRATULATIONS!
Milann

Sara said...

Steph,

She is adorable ... !!! Oh, what fun!!

Sara

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh my word she is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats again on being home and a forver family!

Praising God she is well and her only true health need is some good ole' food! You can easily accomplish that - try adding in mashed avocado it will heal lots of things and help her gain healthy weight!

Blessings,
Jill

Leah Reeves said...

I cannot spot looking at her pictures! She is so so cute!

Leah