Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Little Piece of Heaven

I am reminded every day how much joy my daughter brings to my life. It's a joy just to be able to write "my daughter". I waited and prayed a long time for the miracle that now goes everywhere with me. She really is perfect, in our eyes anyways. I dreamed many days of seeing her first steps, hearing her first words and of course being on her first horse. It's funny because the horse one came before the other two...ohh, my life.

She now will consume just about anything you put in front of her. Did I mention that we now call her "pickles"? The reason-she can eat her weight in Klaussen pickles if we would let her. Actually, if it were up to her she would dine on a slice of cheese, 2 slices of turkey and a pickle at every meal. I kid you not! She also LOVES her new sippy cups with straws. She will drink about 3 or 4 of these filled with ice cold water everyday. It has to have ice or she will not drink it. She gets this from Adam, I am sure of it! We spend alot of time outside so beverage consumption is a must in our household. We actually spend about 2 to 3 hours a day outside working/playing. That does not include running errands!!
Needless to say that is why she can sleep anywhere at anytime. Example, we (Analise & I) were mowing grass the other day and she fell asleep. So, I laid her down in the seat and held on to her. She slept like that for about 45 minutes. Then she just popped up and finished mowing. She also still takes 2 naps (generally) and goes to bed about 8 or 8:30pm. and then wakes up between 7 and 7:30am. We give her a bottle still in the evening and just put her in her bed-she lays there and jabbers and then goes to sleep. The first few nights didn't go that smoothly but I am so glad we did it! WAY WORTH IT!!! She also has the ability to drive me straight up the wall!! When she decides she is done with her meal, she simply starts dropping or tossing, her mood varies, off her tray. Any suggestions on how to stop this?!?! Oh, and slapping the big screen with her hands and anything she can her little human paws on...lovely, I know.

She still is the most precious thing ever!! Sometimes, when I look in the rear view mirrow, I remember those days of looking back and seeing it empty. Now, I look back and see this giant grin and if I'm lucky a "MOMMA!". I'll be honest - I still tear up when I look at her sometimes and I send up prayers for those that brought her to us.

6 comments:

Nana on the TRE said...

Thank you! I still am unable to get on the other!

Two blessings from above said...

Shannon,
I was so happy to see you posted some pictures of Analise and some news.

I followed your site for some time, but never left a comment. I really don't know how I came across your blog. It might have been through the Duckworth's and then Sarah's. Your post use to break my heart when you were having such a hard time with the PGN part of the adoption of your adorable little girl. I use to pray that you would have your daughter home with you real soon.

I remember our boys slapping our big screen TV too. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions. I gave up and they grew out of it.

Analise has grown so much since the last post. She is such a cute little girl.
God bless you and your family.
Thanks again for posting on this blog.

Candy said...

Hey girl INVITE JANA GARCIA to read your BLOG...I am at her house and I need to READ IT TONIGHT...Love ya

Oh I got my DAUGHTER IN LAW a ROCKING COWGIRL Shirt today....SO YOU and a LITTLE ME...hehe

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

I love the cowgirl hat.....PRECIOUS!!!!!!

Hannah said...

What a doll! Have a wonderful mothers day with your little beauty.

Hannah

Marry Wilson said...

Lol!!!
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