Thursday, October 1, 2009

Doctors and More Doctors

I had to have a picture to match the one of Noah
My beautiful, sweet girl

So she won't keep her sunglasses on but she'll wear mine

What can I say about this past week? Exhausting, excillerating, hillarious, silly and complete happiness! I LOVE my little family. This little girl was meant to be here with us. She is so much like Noah- even in looks! Laurel has done really well this past week. Granted we've had tantrums and meltdowns (don't take the girl's shoe's off or change her diaper). :) But all in all in has been a very easy transition. I know, I know, it will get harder but I'm treasuring these times. I feel like I did the first weeks when Noah was born (minus the complete exhaustion and extreme pain) :)
This week has been insane as far as Doctors appointments go. We had to go up to do Laurel's parasite test on Monday. She does have 1 kind but they are shedding out so not to worry. It was from contaminated water. Then, Tuesday, Noah got an awful ear infection so back to the Doctor. Then Wed. we spent most of the late morning and early afternoon at the hospital getting all of Laurel's blood tests. She was a trooper!
Laurel is signing about 10 words now. It really helps with the frustration of not being able to communicate. I really think she can hear high tones but we'll let the Drs. decide that. She'll eat near about anything you put in front of her. She's a prissy little thing. She is really doing well with sharing attention with Noah. We still have trouble if I hold him but we are working on it. She actually has been initiating hugs with him. She is a really quick learner. She LOVES outside and animals (see, I told you she was meant to be ours).
Please be in prayer for the next 2 weeks for us. Laurel sees the hearing specialist and has a hearing test next week. We also meet with her Developmental Coordinator next week. Then the next she sees and eye specialist and has her 2 year check up with all her shots. We also have an appointment to get her evaluated for services with the CDSA. We'll be busy for a while but it'll be worth it for her. Thanks for your interest and prayers!


  1. You should send the first picture to Our State Magazine!

  2. What a sweet little girl!! Good luck on the hearing test- our little guy has a moderately severe rising to mild loss, and does really well with hearing aids.

  3. Ooooh! She is precious and photogenic! Praying for all the appointments. Please keep me posted on the hearing test. I was recommended to an audiologist in Ch. Hill if you need another opinion. And pls let me know if you want to know more about Cued Speech, or if I can help you in any way!
    Blessings, Michele

  4. She is sooooo cute and yes, she looks like Noah and like Mike. I'm glad that she is transitioning rather smoothly and normally (!)...taking it all in stride and quite appropriately w/ tantrums to boot. I'll have to get over there soon. Ava's transtioning well too, but testing me big-time. All normal stuff though. She's a blessing to our family as well and I'm loving having 2 daughters from China. Eliza is loving it too. You can see it in her eyes and smile. Congrats and hope Mike has recovered from the long, long flights. Yuck!