Sunday, April 01, 2007

How She's Grown

Grace is 19 months old now, and by this time next week, she will have been home with us for a year. I can hardly believe how the time has flown by. When she came home, she was wearing 0-3 month size clothes. Now she wears 18-24 month size clothes. At 7 months old, she could not sit upright unassisted. Today she can run, climb, dance, and is trying really hard to learn to jump. Grace was always quick to smile, but she never laughed. Now she laughs, yells and sings with joy everyday. She says lots of words, and even when we can't understand her, she makes wonderful conversation.


In the last year, Grace has grown 5 inches taller, gained 10 pounds, and her head is 2 inches bigger around. What started out as just a tuft of hair on the top of her head, has turned into the cutest little afro. It took me a little time to catch on, but I am having fun learning to style and care for her beautiful curls. Her lack of teeth had us worried for a while, but she has two lovely little pearls on the bottom now, and there are signs of another debut soon to happen on the top. Grace is off all formula now, and since healing from the affects of malnutrition and salmonella, she has been able to tolerate dairy products again. She doesn't usually eat a lot at any one sitting, but she loves to try new foods. She does not shy away from much of anything.


Having Grace as a part of our family has turned out to be a bigger, and more wonderful, blessing than I could have even imagined. Her siblings love her dearly, and she returns the feeling with great enthusiasm. She is a cuddly, happy and loving little person, and I thank God everyday for bringing us together.

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

What an adorable little girl. And my how she has grown! Congratulations to you and to her.

Anonymous said...

Blaine, she is so gorgeous. I'm so happy that she's doing so well, too.
MP

angie said...

She is so cute! I feel the same way about our little Preston! I can't imagine our life without him-and feel so thankful that he is in our family and apart of my life. I am the luckiest mom! Grace is beautiful and you are doing a great job on her hair!

Shana said...

She is such a beautiful little girl. You are truly blessed. :)

Shana

KelseyChristine said...

She is gorgeous!!!
:)

Karianne said...

She was such a tiny little munch. Isn't so crazy how much they grow? She is beautiful.

DeAnna said...

She is so adorable!!!! She doesn't even look like the same little girl compared to that first picture -- she was a little peanut! You are blessed indeed!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

She really is getting so big. Time just seems to fly.

Jill said...

Look how big she is!!!! She's just adorable! - Jill :)

Perri said...

Amazing what love can do, isn't it?
Love the teeth, BTW :)

S&C said...

What a beautiful little girl! Its wonderful how well she is doing! Thanks for sharing :-)

erin said...

yay Grace!

I can't wait until I'm blogging our year anniversary of having the boys.

e

patjrsmom said...

Boy they sure do grow quickly, don't they? We just celebrated Baby Thomas' first birthday last weekend! Time does fly...
Jane

At A Hen's Pace said...

She is a DARLING!!

Jeanne

Brianna Heldt said...

what a cutie! how blessed you are!

Sue said...

What a beautiful blessing Grace is to your family!

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so sorry for the news you had to share about Bob. My heart if breaking for him and his family.
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