Mar 27, 2011

One Year ago Today "Gotcha Day"

Gotcha Day

I'm not sure where this year of my life went..all I know is it flew by. While we were in hard transitional times with Samara it felt like it was never going to end..but how quickly it feels like it was so long ago. Samara has made huge improvements in the year she has been home. We are absolutely smitten with her and life is more full because she is apart of our family. I would be lying if I said she was completely attached, but we have come so far. Her sensory issues are still there but we see improvements and then some days it feels like we take two steps back. We just have to take it day by day. Behaviorally, Samara has reached an all time high temper tantrum craziness. We are trying to harness this...Sometimes we are successfull..SOMETIMES!!! So for the really good stuff....She loves her family, gives kisses and hugs...but still only says I wuv you when we say it to her or tell her to say it. She is saying lots of words and putting several two word phrases together. She motors around like a big girl. She is growing but still slowly....we have an appointment with the endocrinologist on April 13Th and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. So we will find out if she has a growth hormone deficiency and would need growth hormone. I honestly don't think she has a problem with growth hormone. I just think she is going to be small.

Help Me Grow comes out on the 7th of April for her 6 month assessment and they want to talk preschool. She seems too little to be talking about pre school but I know it will be really good for her.

Our life is busy and hectic, going from just having Ethan to having Ethan and Samara has been wonderful and really trying at times. They love each other so much though!

This Saturday April 2nd will mark one year since she landed in the US and home for good. Although she had no idea what I was saying I told her today was GOTCHA DAY and how it was such a happy day for mommy and daddy.

Samara, mommy and daddy love you so very much!!!

I am so happy that she is a part of our family and I thank God for my babies.


  1. Crazy, it's been a year. What a year! I love that girl, so glad she's a part of your family and you need to post before and after pics!

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