Friday, March 13, 2009

Ayana Dr Apt-Follow up

We went back to the doctor for a follow up on Wednesday. Her ear infections appear to be gone but her ears are still a a little red but the DR suspects that they are just healing after a severe ear infection. The doctor got a copy of her medical records from Ethiopia and looked over them before we saw him yesterday. Amazingly enough, she is up on all her vaccinations. The only one she was missing is not given in most foreign countries. I don't know the technical name but it is the pneumonia vaccination. He said this is a series of 3 and it will also help to decrease ear infections. She had her first of 3 and let me tell you, she did not like it and she let me know it. She still has some upper respiratory congestion. She also appears to have allergies. Her eyes water a lot and it may explain some of the congestion from drainage. She rarely is able to breath through her nose.

She is teething so bad. She is drooling all over the place. She loves to give me kisses with all the drool. I know it sounds gross, but I can't turn her down. Have you seen her? Today I just started carrying around a burp cloth on my shoulder to wipe her mouth all the time. She is so good, barley cries even when she hurts.

She now weighs 16 pounds, so YES, she gained a pound in a WEEK! Sweet Pea loves to eat! She has filled out so much. She is getting those cute chunky thighs. In two days it will be 3 weeks since the day we first held her in Ethiopia. Check out the difference. Her legs used to be so skinny:

and now...






13 comments:

Kristi J said...

She is so cute..and yes, she's really filling out...Thanks for your sweet comments and prayers over the last few days..it has been crazy, but we're looking forward to brighter days :) She's adorable, kristi

Kristi J said...

She is so cute..and yes, she's really filling out...Thanks for your sweet comments and prayers over the last few days..it has been crazy, but we're looking forward to brighter days :) She's adorable, kristi

Mona said...

Love those chubby little thighs! I'm glad she's feeling better. She looks great.

Leah Reeves said...

So cute! I already miss Gabre as a little baby:(
It looks like she is going to be an active little one!

Leah

dan and rachel said...

she is so darling! she looks so healthy and happy! i am so glad you are together now!

The Zimmers said...

Such a doll! I love those chunky thighs! I am thrilled to see how she is growing and thriving now that she's home!!

Lori S said...

Wow, she really has filled out! What a sweet, adorable little lady!

Chantelle Becking said...

Thank you for posting this video! She is just so beautiful!!!! I love seeing her moving around and those legs chub up! That is awesome! I am aching a bit for our baby girl, so it is so nice to see other families at home together!!!!
God Bless
Chantelle
Look for our court date post!!! WE are praying also!

ashley said...

she is such a doll! i'm glad her ear infections are gone, poor girly. bennet has also had allergies, but they are getting better, i thinkit takes them a while to get used to 'our' allergies. bennet had a running nose for 6 months!! it is so wonderful to see them change so much, emotionally and physically. Congrats, she really is too cute!

Angela said...

Boy can she kick those little legs. They look really strong and sturdy. She's a doll!

Melanie said...

Amazing how much they change from orphanage to forever home. She will gain weight and grow so fast! Jordyn has grown 4 inches and gained 15lbs since coming home.

Blessings,
Melanie

Jana said...

She is just lovely.

Just FYI: Ruthie had an almost complete shot record, and our Dr. did a titer (sp?) and almost none of her vax gave her immunity! I think this is very common--vax are watered down, expired, etc.....most dr. just re-vax because of this.

Domestic Goddess said...

It is amazing how much she can change in just 3 weeks. I LOVE the chunky thighs! So cute, her little teeth are adorable! I hope with some more time she can get completely well and get over the congestion part, that is no fun. She is so beautiful, I could look at her all day long...I don't know how you manage to get anything done! :) LOVE YOU GUYS! Miss you like crazy!