Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today I turned 29. It was a beautiful day here in Kentucky…about 70 degrees and very sunny. I had a birthday dinner with my dad’s family last weekend, with my mom’s family on Saturday, and with Derek’s family on Sunday. Then I came home from work today to find a dozen yellow roses (my favorite!) and a home cooked meal. I have such a sweet husband and a great family!
Overall it was a great birthday. To top it all off, Ariannah’s foster mother sent me some new pictures of her and they are precious! She is getting so big and finally has some teeth and hair growing in. Last month at 15 months of age, she weighed 14 lbs 2 oz. The foster mother took her today for a check-up and just one month later she is up to 15 lbs and 12 oz!!!!That is a huge growth spurt and she is now finally in the 25th percentile for her age. Last month she wasn’t on the charts at all.
Developmentally she is growing too. She is starting to military crawl and the foster mother said she is always trying to move, so we think she will be crawling on all fours soon. She has an appointment in November to see where she stands in regards to the feeding tube and they are even going to discuss removing it! She will also be fitted soon for leg braces to help her stand on her own. All of this is very exciting news!


Matt and Jenny said...

happy birthday!!! you, me, and 2 other blog friends had birthdays today or yesterday!!! must be a good time of the month! (i blame holiday conceptions!)

i'm SO HAPPY you got an update!!!! so much good news!!!

Brooke said...

Erin! I had no idea how close you guys are to bringing home a little girl. Sounds like you guys have allot on your plate which is probably why you havent been on facebook! Keep posting and I will keep following and praying. I just know God has a perfect plan for you and Derek.

Danielle said...

She is a doll. What a beautiful daughter. Happy Birthday!!!

Aunt Diane said...

I can't believe how adorable she is. She has such a winning smile. What a great birthday present those pictures are!

Your comments about God's plans really hit home with me. When I had my second miscarriage and lost Aurora Dawn at 21 weeks gestation, I was devastated. Ed and I had never been church-goers, but we signed up for Bible classes... which started when my baby "should" have been due. I guess God wanted us to come back to him before we started raising kids, because you now have three cousins. So... yeah... God's plans can be pretty awesome even if they are not what you wished for. Love to all, and God bless