Monday, September 29, 2008

Abby's Blessing Day

Yesterday was Abby's blessing day. We borrowed a sweet Chinese dress from our friend Kim (thanks Kim!!) and she looked adorable. Hannah wanted to wear a cute Chinese dress so we let her wear one that we had for her and then the boys decided they wanted to wear their Chinese shirts so they did too. It was nice to recognize and honor her birth country in that way and the kids were all proud of her Chinese heritage. She slept peacefully during the blessing and the words spoken made it clear to all of us that she is definitely meant to be in our family and Heavenly Father loves and is mindful of her. What a touching blessing and a wonderful day! We had lots of family come and share their love with Abby - she's still a little wary of strangers (extended family included) but she is making great progress.

She is now wearing the dreaded helmet. Her head is flat on the back and somewhat misshapen from laying in a crib for far too many hours. Hopefully this will help her head grow into a better shape - she has to wear it 23/7 for a few months so we're praying she'll grow fast and it will be over sooner.

She's progressing so quickly. She took her first steps this weekend! When we got her she was barely sitting up and she has caught up so quickly. It has been fun to watch her conquer new tasks and then clap with us for her success. So fun!