Friday, April 19, 2013

Little details

I was looking at Reece's Rainbow, and I saw on Garnet's little blurb that there were multiple photos available. We had only ever seen one, so I immediately emailed our SW about the others. It turns out there was one other, obviously carelessly taken at the same time as the one that we had already seen. It is more zoomed out, so it was easy to see how tiny she is! It also shows that what I had hoped was a nice crib looks more like a mat on the floor :-(

I pore over the details in her file and look at the two pictures. Her file says she has a "baba" and responds well to touch; I pray that this is preparing her to have a family. Her file says she can't interact with other children given her condition. I get the feeling that she has never been given a chance.
She can hold a toy for a short amount of time... This gives me hope; maybe she isn't totally sensorily deprived? She is learning to eat from a spoon... This is also very good, though there is no discussion of what eating issues she has. I am sure we will be seeing an eating OT when she gets home. I am praying that she will be good at eating (or learning to eat) and that we won't have to do a g-tube or an ng tube, but I have no way of guessing what will actually happen until I get to see her in person.
She appears to have the thickest head of hair! It is amazing, given her extremely low level of nutrition. I am looking forward to letting those dark curls get a little longer!

All of our info is almost a year old, so there is a lot we don't know. I pray that she has progressed, that her baba gives her lots of good contact and input, and that her nutrition is improved. Please join me in asking our great God to protect and preserve our little girl!


  1. I have been following you. I am keeping you and your "family to be" in my prayers...

    do you realise you have one of these double codes who puts us off !
    I 'll do my best to pass the test !;)

  2. Hi MamaV,
    Just wanted to say 'hi!' I just found your blog and realized your Garnet's mom-to-be. You had a left a comment on our blog ( before, and I didn't know who you were. Nice to meet you and congratulations on your adoption!

    1. Thank you! I have enjoyed reading your blog.

  3. Just saw your comment on my blog--yay for you guys! I really like this post; it's amazing how all we have are these pictures that we pick over and try to glean whatever knowledge we can from. Will Garnet be your first child or do you have others at home? Good luck! :D

    1. We have one son who is a toddler. We really are walking into unknown territory here, but we know God is in control!


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