Friday, February 1, 2013


I realized that I've updated a lot about the process but not so much about my princess.

Sara is everything I dreamed she'd be. It's hard to describe her because she's growing and changing daily. She's very independent and determined. She wants to learn. She's starting understand some English.

Her speech is her biggest struggle but she definitely gets her meaning across. She has about 15-20 phrases that she uses regularly. It's amazing how much she can communicate with those few phrases.

She calls everyone Tia--Aunt. Men and women. If you ask her who her mom is, she knows. If she sees a picture of me, she says papa. She calls me Tia, though. I've tried to get her to say mama but she doesn't make the m sound.

She's really kind hearted. Most of the time, I just have to look at her and she will hug me and change her behavior. However, she still has the occasional melt down. Usually when she's tired and doesn't get her way. Overall, she's a lot calmer and better behaved than she was 3 weeks ago.

She's a great sleeper. She naps 2 hours a day and sleeps about 10 hours a night. It takes her a solid hour to wake up. She plays and chatters right up until the second she falls asleep.

She loves people. We're going to have to work on some boundary issues since she definitely prefers men. I tend to keep her in a stroller when we go out because she will join any group of people that look interesting.

I can't wait for you all to meet her! She's as precious as the pictures make her seem.

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