Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I have tried over and over and over and over and over and over and over with no success.  LT does not take medicine well.  She also has a masterful detection system when slipped in food or drink.  She also has proved that she can make herself gag and throw up when even faced with the thought of medicine.  This has been impossible and really has taken a toll on me as I'm trying clear up several bugs of hers.

1 hour ago.  I felt on top of the world.  All seemed right because for the first time in 6 months my daughter had giardia meds in her belly.  I first tried in a milkshake and she refused.  Then I thought I'd play a game with the medicine dropper and she amazingly participated for the first time ever.  The meds went down and I felt relief.  Sigh.

Then several minutes later................................she walked towards me with a strained red face and then started to throw up.  It is not pleasant to see your little babe throw up.

Because my babe does not even take Motrin straight I've had to be very creative and have tried the following:
--the old fashion way (forcing it down)
--yogurt drinks
--espresso syrup
--chocolate milk
--grape juice
--apple/carrot juice

I'm tired, exhausted and frustrated.  Any ideas are welcome.  

Monday, November 16, 2009

My babe is 20 months today

This is one of my referral photos. She was 9 months and 14lbs.

Today at 20 months.
She's sweet sweet sweet with a strong tough spirit. Loves to learn and grow. Her determination and will is showing up in strong ways (nice way of saying approaching two). I feel like I need to make sure I am keeping up with her developmental growth as the change feels so fast. LT came to me at 13 months and just barely was sitting up by herself (not crawling). And now we've been home just under 7 months and she's progressed leaps and bounds. Children are amazing. I can't wait to see who she is at 2.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Is it wrong to put your wonderful angel of a daughter asleep 45 mins. early because you're exhausted. Well she must have been too because not a peep from her...just hit the bed and went asleep. I'll blame it on getting darker earlier not me needing a break.  Hoping this doesn't result in an early rise.....

more pics from the desert trip...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun in Palm Springs

with Grandma and Uncle Kris (LT = 19months). We visited the Living Desert and Loved it. Giraffes, Zebras, East African animals and beautiful desert gardens.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Thanks M & T for a fabulous day.  Loving the summer weather and generous hospitality.  I feel so thankful that we have so many amazing families with Ethiopian children within a stones throw.