Happy 1st Gotcha Day!

Maddi's 1st Gotcha Day

  Today is our 1 year anniversary of Maddi’s Gotcha Day aka the day they gave her to me in China. It’s amazing how far she’s come in the last year. – She’s had two major surgeries that completely changed the way her body was designed and worked. – She’s grown 4 inches. – She’s… 

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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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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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