Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Bug" at 7 months

Still a big girl, Vivi is wearing 12-18, and 18-24 month clothing. Although she has already worn some of Lucy's PJ's from China (when Lucy was age 16 months) she wore one of Lucy's outfits for the first time recently. I went through all of Lucy's clothes the other day, and unfortunately I don't think I am going to be able to used many of them for Vivi. *Sigh* Maybe I can sell some of them to make money for child #3.









She is now going to bed around 9:30 or so, and sleeping until 5ish. Mark still gives her the AM feeding, and she usually goes back down until 8-9:30. She still eats like a champ, and is prefering her fruits over her veggies. Orange veggies are yummy, green veggies not so much!









Vivi now has her two bottom teeth, and is rolling over both ways. She still is not sitting up on her own ALL the time, but LOVES to throw herself out of her BUMBO seat. Although she is not yet crawling, she can slide herself on her belly quite a distance, and it is getting to the point where big sister Lucy can no longer leave her toys laying around.









Although her adoption is finalized already, we signed papers for our agency stating that we would provide updates to her birth parents. Although the judge reminded us in court that we were not legally bound to this agreement, we feel it is an honor to do so. Her birthmom and birthdad entrusted US with their PRECIOUS DAUGHTER'S life, and the very least we can do is provide them with updates about her. We will continue to provide them every month until she turns one, and then 2 times a year until she is 18. Every month, I end every letter to them asking for more contact. We would cautiously like to have more, as we feel this would be in Vivi's best interest. At the very least we would love to have contact back and forth by mail, where we could ask questions about her family history and exchange pictures, so when the time comes to share her story with her, we have more info. Although we received a WONDERFUL social/medical, that, and a blurry cell phone pic of her birthmom, are all we have. Please pray for us that someday they might respond.







Here is sweet Vivi at 7 months....
































29 comments:

Jan said...

Ohhh, Jill, Miss Vivi is such a beautiful baby!
I can't believe how much the girls are growing!!
They are so very precious!!
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year!!
Love and ((Hugs)),
Me, John & Jillian Rose
P.S. Sure wish you guys lived closer!!! Our girls would have a blast together!!

Kim K. said...

Vivi is just so precious. Both girls are just adorable. How wonderful that Vivi is into a decent sleeping pattern. I pray that the birth parents grant your wish for more contact. Have a wonderful week and thanks for giving us some photo updates.

Happy belated V day and CNY!

Jodi Sue said...

She is growing so fast - and she is so beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing her with us!
:)

LL said...

She is absolutely beautiful!

Prayers that Bparents hearts are open to more contact!

Natalie said...

Jill, she is just precious! Just a little doll.

Elizabeth Frick said...

Such a cutie.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she is really growing and is so adorable!! I'm sure big sister absolutely loves having a little sis around!

Hope you have a great week and will pray that her Birthmom and Birthdad are in touch with you all.

Janet

Carrie said...

#3 where Have I been?????

Kelly said...

She is getting so big!! Congrats on your finalization! And kudos for wanting contact with her birthparents! It's not easy, but SO worth it!!!

Melba said...

Wow, getting SO big...and a beautiful bug she is!

Happy seven months to your baby girl!

Courtney said...

She is just so sweet.

Gail said...

What a pretty girl Miss Vivi is! Seven months is such a fun age...

Hoping and praying the b parents will have more contact. Sometimes it takes a while.

Michelle said...

I can't believe how big she is getting!! She is such a cutie pie. I think it is great you are trying to remain in contact with her birth parents. I pray they want to do the same!

Kim said...

She is such a cutie!

Hugs, Kim

nikimac said...

STINKIN CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristin said...

Oh, Miss Vivi is just too cute for words! You are very blessed.

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Richele said...

oh, she is such a doll!

and we're right there with you - we end every one of fletcher's updates with a request for more contact. i worry about his closed adoption in comparison to bran and jess' open one. i know i tend to worry too much anyway, but i don't want him to wonder why we hear from their birth mom, and not his. the situations are so radically different, and they won't ever be the same, or similar, i know that - but i would love to have some open communication for his benefit. or maybe i'm being selfish, maybe it's for my benefit, to make it easier on me, so i don't have to figure out how to explain the differences? i don't know.

your post tugged at my heart. this is an issue that is always just under the surface for me.

praying for vivi's birth family.

E said...

She's so beautiful.

I gave you an award on my blog!

kalibug said...

What a cutie!!!!!

*Overflowing* said...

She just gets more beautiful by the minute! ohhhh, she's such a doll!!

*Overflowing* said...

Okay, she's just about 8 months now...Update girl...I want to see an update :) HUGS, stacy

Sammy said...

Pretty girls and pretty blog!

Jill said...

I was just so thrilled to see these PRECIOUS photos!!!!!!! Beautiful!

Paula said...

Vivi is adorable, glad she is eating and sleeping well for you. I bet big sister Lucy loves helping you. Did I read Child #3? Oh my word girl, you must have some serious energy, when we are asked if we'll adopt another we both say NO ! We love them dearly but its a heck of a lot of work.
we do have contact with Bella's birth family, but not Hannah's.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I seem to spend more time on Facebook lately.

*Overflowing* said...

Okay...you are going on 1.5 months since an update...sorry, but that's not allowed :) How are you...I miss you! Hugs, stacy

Dawn S. said...

Cute! and then there is our Olivia, 22 months old and wearing 12 month and some 12-18 month clothing! Hadn't been by your blog in a while as we went from 0-3 kids in six months! glad all is well

Jill said...

Oh my goodness... Vivi is getting so big. She is so pretty! Great update on the girls.

You mention saving clothes for child #3. Any plans??

birthmothertalks said...

I hope her birthmom and birthdad contact you back. Both of the kids are getting so big!