Wednesday, October 28, 2009

6 months old!

We are a day late posting but she had her check-up today so now we know her stats! Here are some pics!

Birth: 7lbs 7oz - 19.5" long
1 month: 8lbs 13oz - 21" long
2 months: 10lbs 6oz - 21" long
3 months: 12lbs 6oz - 23" long
4 months: 12lbs 15oz - 23 3/4" long
5 months: 14lbs 15oz - 24 1/2" long
6 months: 15lbs 2 oz - 25" long

Personality: Abby continues to be a happy baby! She is learning so much! She has definitely developed a temper if she doesn't have her way. She doesn't show it very often but when she does look out!

Eating/Sleeping Habits: Eats 6oz every 3 hours. She LOVES eating solids. She has tried sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, green peas, pears, and plums. Her favorite so far is green peas!
She is still a great sleep 6 nights a week. She boycotts sleep on Sundays.

Comforted By: Music, rocking, being read to, and cuddling

Developmental Milestones: Still no teeth but she can roll both directions and is now sitting up by herself!

Favorites/Likes: She loves her jumperoo and continues to be fascinated by the dogs.

Dislikes: Her carseat.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Abby's new favorite toy

We finally invested in a jumperoo (thank you craigslist!) and she loves it! Here is a video of her playing:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Meeting the extended family!

Abby finally got to meet her extended family this past weekend! While the drive was an interesting one (Abby decided to boycott her car seat), it was all worth it! Abby and I both wish that John could have joined us! Here are a couple of pictures!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Help Support the Adoption Tax Credit!

Full article can be found here:

he federal adoption tax credit has helped thousands of families say "Yes!" to adopting a child. It's vital that this financial support stay in place to help families offset the costs and fees associated with adopting a child. Unfortunately, the tax credit is set to expire in December 2010 unless Congress votes to continue it. It's time to take action!

The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R. 213 , will keep the adoption tax credit from being repealed, and may make the tax relief measure permanent. It only takes a few minutes to email or call your senators and congressmen it's important for them to hear from families impacted by the tax credit.

Currently, there are 76 State Senators and Representatives cosponsoring H.R. 213. However, there are 16 states that currently have no sponsors of this bill, including eight on the East Coast* (one of the largest areas of the US with internationally adopted children). H.R. 213 is currently in committee, where most bills die. It imperative that adoptive families, and all friends of children waiting for families, act now.

It only takes a few minutes to write, call, or email your representatives. Please do so today!

Email Representative:

Email Senator:

Currently, the following states have no cosponsors or commitments of support for H.R. 213:

West Virginia
Rhode Island
New Hampshire
South Dakota
New Mexico

The two states offering the greatest support are Texas & Georgia with 6 cosponsors each, closely followed by Pennsylvania with 5. Honorable mentions: Florida , Indiana , Illinois each with 4 sponsorships each.

Pass this on to friends and family, and ask for their help in writing, calling, and posting on blogs and facebook. To gain momentum, we must have an absolute ground swell of families lifting their voices together for the well-being of children throughout the world.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Giggles with Daddy

We just had to share this video of Abby giggling with Daddy!