Well, it seems in the blink of an eye we're celebrating three months home with Kaeleb! In many ways it seems like he was placed in my arms yesterday, and yet he's come so far! When we received him March 3 he had just learned to walk and was unsteady, had never eaten solid food, wasn't talking and would hurl any object in his hand. Today, although he's still on the bottle (for bonding purposes), he eats three solid meals, which I feed him (also for bonding), and drinks from a sippy cup or any cup he can get his hands on. He still pockets food in his mouth, but will quickly swallow it with a drink of water. He repeats words and sounds, and recognizes animals and objects like cow, puppy, kitty, car, truck. He loves the bath and wading pool. He can sit on the scooter and steer it instead of pulling it behind him. He is responding to 'no, no' and l-e-a-r-n-i-n-g to share. He greets Daddy with, "Da-da!" He comes to "Ma-ma" for comfort. He loves his siblings and prefers his partner-in-crime Kambry. He definitely leaves his mark in any room he's meandered into: a trail, a crumpled mess, a pile of toys, a puddle of drool :) He's lovable and cuddly and thinks Mama rocks! He still loves his thumb and lovey (uvvy). It's hard to believe we landed three months ago, April 20! He's my 100% all boy, boy, Kaeleb Jon!
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Sam 1:27