Thursday, May 29, 2008

I'm Still Here!

I know my posts have fallen off a bit, I've heard the cries of my loyal readers ("Hi Nanny and Papa!") and I promise to do a little better.

Things are really hectic this week. We didn't do a very good job of planning for the first week of summer. School is out but day care and camps aren't open yet. We didn't realize this until last week so JB and I didn't have vacation scheduled. WB has had a great week, but I feel (just a little) guilty because he's been pawned off to sitters and gracious friends. A different stop everyday. Next week the real fun begins. We really try to pack his summer with camps and activities...something different every week. Next week - tennis camp. My little man, who overheats in 90 degree weather - who had a total meltdown and turned into a cherry tomato in the outdoor market in Vietnam - will be out running around in the direct sun for 4 hours a day next week. (What was I thinking???)

Little sister continues to amaze us. She bounced back from surgery with minimal downtime. She is undaunted by the incision and continues to perfect her bouncy, Army crawl. (She's hilarious to watch as she scoots along the floor with a rhythmic motion resembling a partially paralyzed inchworm.) She LOVES to stand and bounce when she is being help on someone's lap. I mean, she'll bounce for hours! Last week during her nine month check up, our pediatrician turned to me and said, "God help you when she starts walking." She's obviously made an impression on him.

She just inspires me. I've said it before, but I really feel that our girl is "destined for greatness." She's had a challenging entry into life and a difficult transition to this country. I don't think she has ever been 100% but you'd never guess it to look at her. She's tough, opinionated, and dominates our home in a way her big brother never has. And, every time I look at her (especially if I haven't seen her for a few hours), I'm just so taken by her beauty. The joy she bestows with each smile is just priceless. We are so blessed...

We are STILL waiting to hear results on the blood work, pathology and microbiology from the surgery...and I am starting to worry. I was pretty confident at first, but I'm honestly worried now. Worried, and more than a little scared.

She's got another lump...


Nadra said...

Leigh...hoping and praying that you get results soon. It's so hard just no knowing. Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Oh Dear! Is it the same arm? When did it appear? Have you called the doctor? Let us know. Mimi

jjm said...

ANOTHER LUMP!! Yikes! Praying that you hear something immediately.

Anonymous said...

Stay calm and stay focused on your wonderful family. Bill and I continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. So glad to see your blog update as I have been checking it regularly for post surgery updates. I am sure you will get some good results soon. I am sorry to hear you have found another lump, but also know the Lord will not give you more than you can handle. Keep the faith! Love, Jill, Bill and Baby Hughes

Steve said...


Be with Leigh. Give her strength to make it through this waiting period. I lift little DG to you asking that you would let this new lump go away and not be anything serious.


Anonymous said... sorry to hear that DG has another lump...but, you just said it..."she's destined for greatness", so just keep your faith and we'll be praying for her and your entire family...

I love our blog and read it faithfully. And, even though we don't have a chance to talk very often, I keep up with you through your blog, Karen and others.

DG is just a beautiful little girl, and "yes" you are blessed. She will be fine...


The Efirds said...

So sorry to hear about little DG. We lift her up in prayers all the time. Prayers that you will hear something quickly.

Julie said...

Oh how stressful this is for all of you. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

Dianna said...

I'm thinking of you and hoping for good news. Poor little monkey - it sounds like she's quite the trooper!

Heather said...

Oh I hope you hear something soon from the pathology report. I am sure you are more than worried, but I hope it is a good sign that she is feeling fine & in good spirits!

I'll keep sending up the prayers for little DG!

Heather M.

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program