Thursday, July 30, 2009

Home 7 months...

Vera has now been home with us for 7 months! She is just getting bigger and bigger every day! Over the past month we were gone for 2 weeks on vacation. We had a blast as a family.
Vera is full of personality these days. She is constantly on the move and knows what she wants. She isn't talking much more and I think she gets frustrated that she can't talk more. She tries to say words, but a lot of times they sound nothing like they should. She says please a lot, but it sounds more like peas. Vera is 26.5 pounds now, so she has gained over 7 pounds since we brought her home. I haven't measured her height, but I know she has gotten taller. A lot of her pants got to short and her legs look really long.

Firsts for Vera this month...

First 4th of July.
First time to the ocean.
First time meeting characters (Elmo was her favorite).
First time to Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Vera loves to swim and will just stick her head right in the water. She loved the beach. She would have ran as far out into the ocean as she could of if we didn't hold on to her.
When I am putting Vera to bed, she loves to be sung to. She likes Rock A Bye Baby and You Are My Sunshine. I know she wants we me to sing when she starts to sing them herself. Then, I start to sing and she lays her head on my shoulder and sucks her thumb. So precious!

She also loves Paddy Cake. She likes to take the hands of the person singing it and make their hands do the motions. Then she likes to do it again and again and get the picture!

It is amazing to me how much Vera has changed. I came across this picture on my brother-in-law's Facebook page and was amazed how little Vera looked.
Vera and me on January 1, 2009.
Vera on July 16, 2009.

5 comments: said...

Go Vera! You are amazing!

People always says how orphans just blossom once home, but it's incredible when you actually get to see it yourself! :)

I told Tamara that when all of the BH #14 kiddos are in high school or there abouts, we need to make a journey over there to show them their roots as a group --- wouldn't that be a blast!

Take care,

Nichole said...

That would be an awesome trip!! Let's plan on it, I am in!

nybogi said...

We are totally in for that trip! :-) Vera looks amazing. It looks like she had a great time. I am so happy to see you guys are doing to so great.

Holli said...

WOW! love to see children change after a little bit of love and care!!!
Vera you are beautiful and your parents are so blessed to have you as their daughter!!!

NCHLSN7 said...

I think Vera is soooo cute and sweet. The changes are a product of tender love and care! She looks fantastic. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer. It sounds like it was a blast.