This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We're still here....

Really it's been forever since I posted. Things are going very well aside from the fact that we are in the terrible twos.
Claire is a happy, energetic, nonstop, independent little girl.
I can't believe that we are on the cusp of her 2nd birthday.

She wants to be so grown up already it seems.  She wants to do everything herself and has a temper to boot.  Really her temper rivals both her Daddy and I.  But we are working on it and usually by days end we are exhausted.
She is growing by leaps and bounds and her speech is really coming along.  It seems like she went to bed one night and we couldn't understand what she was trying to say...then she woke up and we could understand a lot more.  So flippin' cute... this little one...

I've changed jobs and am now working in the PICU. Working 5 days a week(gasp)...was making me feel like I wasn't seeing her a whole lot, then I was tired and I felt like the quality of our interactions wasn't there. Fortunately for me, I was able to change jobs and will be working 3 nights a week(once I'm off orientation)..that way I will be able to be with her every day and will only miss 3 dinners and bedtimes each week vs 5 all days. Jon will be changing his shift to days and now Jon and I will be able to see eachother more now....we'll see how that goes....haha!
With my new schedule I'll be able to keep up with the blog now....and will try..I may even post a second one today....


Kristin said...

She is just as cute as ever and looking like such a big girl. I am happy for you about your new job. I love the idea of a schedule like that. I am thinking of changing professions just so I can have it!! So happy to hear that you guys are doing so well!!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

awwww still cute as a button! LOVE the pics :)

thanks for sharing :)


Dunns said...

Claire's smile is beautiful!! And I love those pigtails!!
Thank you posting with updates. We have been home for 3 weeks now with Ellie from Cathwel. We had awesome experience with Cathwel & Taiwan. Ellie is a wonderful baby!

Precious Wonders and Little Monkeys said...

Seeing more of each other is awesome. My husband used to work two full time jobs (grave and days) and we never saw each other. You will enjoy it greatly and so will Claire. She may try ya at first with the new schedule change but my kiddos are so much happier once they settled in to it. Oh goodness do I get the 2 tantrums... strangely the kiddos seem to either be crazy at 2 or crazy at 3 but usually never both... you're just getting the hardest part out first. Milana's hardest.... is two. Gorgeous little girl already trying to fill mama's shoes. =0) Happy Halloween!