Friday, March 18, 2011

Sprout Update!

The week just keeps getting better. Birthday celebrations, gorgeous weather and now an update on our little Sprout!
I sent a small care package to Sprout last week through Sheri and Katherine at Gifts to China With Love. I tried not to get my hopes up that we would receive any new information on Sprout, as I know her orphanage tends to be a bit closed-mouth. But Katherine worked her magic and yesterday I had new pictures and an update in my inbox!! I was thrilled to see new pictures of our little sweetheart but I was even happier to get new information on her since the referral information is more than six months old. I'm relieved that it sounds like she is doing fantastic. According to the report she is very smart, can say some words but prefers not to talk, is not introverted but not very outgoing, prefers to help the nannies take care of the other children, and is a very good eater. her personality sounds identical to HD - I have a feeling they are either going to be best friends or are going despise each other. I suppose time will tell. Sprout is still a little peanut (probably due her thyroid issue along with orphanage living); at just a little bit over 2-years-old, she is a tiny 22 pounds. Looks like she'll have some catching up to do when she gets home. Speaking of which, while I was keeping my fingers crossed for August travel it is looking more and more like it will be September. We are still waiting for US immigration approval; while it looks like they are speeding up a little bit, it is still much slower than it was during Pudding's adoption. Of course I would be on the next plane out to get her if possible, but I know this is out of my hands. In the meantime we are taking advantage of the spring weather and hitting up the zoo and parks, taking long bike/stroller rides and beginning soccer season. Next week the Bigs and I are heading to Florida for a spring break trip. We will miss Pudding and HD (and Stu too) but I think Monkey and Chipmunk deserve a little one-on-two time with Mommy. They are so good and patient with the Littles; I can't wait to focus all of my attention on them for a change. Honestly, not changing a diaper for more than a week and not having my schedule revolve around the naptimes of toddlers sounds like a little bit of heaven.
Without further ado, here is our newest little love...she is absolutely adorable (despite the horrible haircut). I can't wait to get her in my arms!


Anonymous said...

She's so cute!! Can't wait until she finally gets to join you - and can't wait to meet her! Love you guys!
Christy, Mike and Kids

Anonymous said...

Allison I sit and cry (happy tears). She is so beautiful. Your family is so precious! God sure has blessed the world with you all and your sweet love you share. Congrats!
Jacquei, Troy, & Karis Kayleigh

Beth said...

Yay .. she is so cute Mom says Congrats!!

Rachel said...

I LOVE getting those unexpected updates! So excited for you guys. It's going to be a loooong summer I'm sure, but I hope it flies by!

Janie said...

Looks like she is doing great! She looks calm and appears to have the walking around thing down pat... yeah! Congratulations to you guys.

Jamie said...

That is awesome that you got an update. God is so good! She is absolutely adorable!

Jamie Ashton

Margaret and Tom said...

Wow congrats! I had no idea your family was growing again :) Ours did too, and that is why I am so far behind on reading blogs (let alone updating ours) She is gorgeous!