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Maddi is 3!

I'm 3 Now

OK…so I know you know that she turned 3 two months ago, but cut me some slack! So let’s go back…we planned this super cute Sophia the First tea party birthday party and invited her friends to come celebrate…and two days before, she got sick..then Connor got sick…so we postponed the party to the next…

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Bowel Management Boot Camp – Part 2

Maddi with Shark

Last week I shared the beginning of our trip to Colorado and the results of the initial testing (you can catch up here). After that post, we had 5 more days of our trip. On Saturday we went back to the hospital for a parent support meeting. It was really nice to chat with other parents…

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Bowel Management Boot Camp – Part 1

CO Children's Hospital

Last month I told you that I had met with Maddi’s local surgeon and felt 100% sure that he could NOT help us with the day to day care of Maddi any more and that we were heading to CO to a bowel management boot camp. Two days ago Maddi and I flew to CO…

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Maddi’s 2nd Surgery – Two Months Later

Post Surgery #2 Update | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

I know…I know…I keep saying I’ll do an update and I keep putting it off. So I’ll try to put the last two months into one post! 2nd Surgery Maddi and I went into the hospital on April 29th to prep her for her colostomy closure on April 30. We kind of just hung around…

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It’s Been 6 Months!

6 Months Home | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Hard to believe, but it’s been 6 months since Maddi was handed to me in China. Sooooo MUCH has happened since then. Honestly, it’s been a rough 6 months, but happily I can report that most days she is doing pretty well. Looking Back 1. In China – I blogged every single day that we…

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Maddi’s 2nd Surgery Has Been Scheduled

Maddi stickers

I know many of you joined me here when I left for China to adopt Maddi and may be wondering why my updates on her have been few and far between. My blog started out as a resource for parents and it kind of lost it’s way for a while, but these days I’m really…

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Maddi’s 2nd Birthday aka Operation Lego Retrieval

Maddi is 2

We had our second birthday for the month this week. Maddi turned two this past Tuesday! Yay! We had kind of a busy day so we didn’t do a party (she doesn’t really have any friends yet) and I had been sick so I didn’t even do a birthday cake…but hopefully she won’t mind. She…

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Baby Pictures of Maddi

17 months

Since Maddi’s special need was a very medically intensive, she was placed in a special orphanage called Maria’s Big House of Hope, the flagship orphanage for the Show Hope Foundation. This orphanage was special for many, many reasons…not only did they spoil her…badly…but they also took great care of her. She entered this orphanage at…

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Maddi is Starting to Talk

This past weekend Maddi really starting trying to say words and getting pretty close to getting quite a few right. She’s been off her pain meds for a few days, so I thought it was time to start leaving the pacifier in bed again…and it’s paying off with more words! She REALLY likes apple juice…

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