May 22, 2010

Marley at 12 Months

Wow how fast that went! Marley is one and on target for her age! She caught up so so quickly and we couldn't be any more proud of our sweet girl! She is still small for her age, but the doctor says it's her height that throws it off. She is still not on the U.S. chart for height, but her weight is just fine for how long she is. Confusing, I know. But nothing to be alarmed about. We just have a short little girl. So at 12 months, Miss Marley is:
  • Crawling on all fours
  • Pulling up and cruising around
  • Walks while holding our hands
  • Says Mama, Dada, NiNi (night night), Nana (Banana)
  • She learned the sign for sleep and for bath
  • She is done with baby food
  • She has 3 1/2 teeth
  • 18.5 lbs. and 26 inches long
It's amazing that she has made so much progress. When we brought her home at 6 1/2 months old, she was like a newborn, just learning to hold her head up! Yay Marley!
We finished our second post adoption visit and are now on the path for readoption. Since Mar Mar came home as a resident and not a citizen, we have to readopt her here in the U.S. in order to gain citizenship. It's not required, but will make her adult life easier. We also plan to be the first family in our county to do it ourselves, without a lawyer. We will see how that goes!
We are quickly approaching the day that Miss Marley has been with us longer than she hasn't. What joy she has brought into all of our lives!
Mommy & Marley 6 months old
Mommy & Marley 12 months old


Breann said...

How awesome is that. Hood luck with your re adopt. I am sure things will go very smoothly. She manages to get cuter each time I see her which is crazy cause she was o e of the prettiest babes I had seen.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Hi! I just want to let you know how blessed I got seeing your beautiful family this way! Oh, the goodness and the glory of God! Just think --- all this and heaven, too!