Our baby girl turned two today. She’s been home just over three months, and we’re so excited to celebrate her birthday together as a family.
We sang “Happy Birthday” to her in Mandarin this morning. And, her sweet brother has been showering her with birthday hugs and kisses all day long.
Just a simple celebration planned for tonight. A simple meal, and a few gluten-free goodies that I picked up from Paradox Pastry earlier today.
Thinking of Autumn’s birth parents today and praying for them–they are probably thinking of this darling girl.
English words she speaks:
- All done
- Diaper change
- Daddy / Dada
- Bye Bye
- See this
- Look here
- Ge ge (big brother)
- Xie xie (thanks)
- All Done
- Diaper change
But, most of the time she’s just giggling or laughing.
When she first came home, she was pretty content with just sitting and hanging out. Not too long after, she was pretty comfortable cruising and crawling everywhere. Now, I can almost certainly find her digging through my bag or in book shelves where she ought not be. I often hear her singing contentedly–including her “diaper change” song. Yes, she has a song.
Autumn loves to emulate her big brother. Like him, she’s taken to drawing (two fisted) and coloring. She also loves to pour through books. Her favorite times (other than meal times and snack times) are after bath snuggles.
She’s outgrown so many clothes already (this is a GREAT problem!). I haven’t weighed her in 3 weeks, but back then, she’d gained 3 pounds since we brought her home. Yes! Her hair is growing longer, and soon enough, we’ll be able to add hair bows. Woo hoo!
I pray she continues to grow and thrive. She’s such a joy and delight in our lives, and I can barely remember what life was like before she became part of it.
I hope, before she turns 3, she’ll be able to meet her other cousins, grand parents, and great grandparents. So far, those folks have only seen photos and a few Skype sessions.
The happiest of birthdays to Autumn YuChen!