February 12, 2007

Annalei is 20 months Today!!!!

It is hard to believe that she is already 20 months, where did the past 11 months go. She has come so far from that little 9 month old that could not sit up, roll over, grab for toys or even eat from a spoon. Now she is running all over the place, toys are everywhere and she is eating us out of the house. She has brought so much joy to our family and we can not imagine our lives without her. I look forward to every morning she wakes up to just hold her and kiss her and start another new day together. She is full of personality but she has definitely learned how to get what she wants without having to speak. She is still not talking to much, a lot of jibberjabberish stuff that we tell people she is speaking Chinese but she has started mimicking words that we say. She will say Mama, Dada, bubby or Dada (for Dalen), peek a boo, ball, duck, dog, read, cracker, as you can see we get really excited when she says a word. She is still very much a Velcro baby with me and Chad. She doesn't venture off from mommy's side during the day and then when daddy gets home she is right by his side. She also looks forward to Big Brother getting home from school. She will go to others if they are at our house but if we are out in public you might as well forget it.
She has gained 5 1/2 lbs and has grown 3 1/2 inches in 11 months. We were at the doctor this past Monday and she weighed 22 lbs and is 30 1/2 inches tall, I think we have a short one. She must get it from the Eaton side????? As much as this child eats I figure she would weigh a lot more. There is not to much that she won't eat.
Next month we will be celebrating our "1 year" that she was placed in our arms, now that is REALLY hard to believe. We thank God everyday for blessing us with this precious child and thankfully for choosing us to be her FOREVER FAMILY. She definitely fits perfectly!!!!

1 comment:

lmstephenson2 said...

Thank you for visiting our blog. Annalei is beautiful!

Lynn Stephenson
(Dr. Lumsdon's office)