2 months in our arms
Saturday marked two months since little Zhang Guan Xue was placed in our arms. As is the case with our first two dumplings, we simply can't believe the progress she has made in such a short time.
Her English comprehension has really grown. She can follow some simple commands and has learned some more signs. Her favorite words to say are stop and thank you.
She is getting better at using a fork or spoon to feed herself. And she is learning to drink out of a cup and sports bottle.
I have stopped being so
lazy complacent with diapers. So she's been using the potty with my reminding several times a day. That doesn't mean she doesn't wet her diaper. Oh she sure does. Remember, this girl knows how to drink! lol
She has become opinionated about using my cell phone to talk to Baba but still has to learn the art of sharing it.
She is so funny and is still LOUD. Thanks to a lot of sliders that lead out to the back of the house, Patrick can hear her very clearly from the back yard. Nice. Wonder what all our neighbors behind us think of our new daughter? lol
She still likes to fake laugh when Caleb and Madeline are genuinely laughing because she just has to be included. And she thinks that their bath time is an extension of hers. Sorry, honey, you can't get back in the tub in your jammies.
She likes to sit at the school table and " do school" with us. This translates to scribbling on the other kids copywork or math. Yep, she's helpful that way. Honestly, though, I'm surprised at how well school is going with Havi "in attendance". Sure there are times when I find myself shouting above her to read or Caleb is shouting his narration to me. But on the whole, it's going better than I could've expected.
Ever the copycat at this age, she has been toting around a tennis racquet and trying to get on the court when Caleb is practicing. I'll have to upload a video I took with my phone of her doing just that (and some of Caleb playing too).
Dance started back up today for Madeline. And all the mamas that I hang out with in the lobby couldn't get over our precious new addition. Again, she surprised me with how well she behaved for that long hour. I think I let out a sigh when the hour was up. lol
On Friday she will be 21 months old. I can't believe it. I think some cupcakes are in order. We need to celebrate with something, right?