Friday, April 24, 2009

6 Months Ago Today...

Tatiana's 2nd Birthday in Russia...
Today my little bug turns 2 1/2! Just six months ago today I was signing my intent to adopt little Tatiana Elizabeth Repp. We celebrated her 2nd birthday with her (above) in style at the Artem baby home with new clothes, stuffed bunnies, baby yogurt, juice, cookies and a balloon.

What a difference 6 months makes! She's actually wearing this same outfit as above - but instead in PINK today! I didn't even realize when I bought this new one that it was the same pattern as the one above.
T had her follow up appointment at the doctor today from all the tests they performed a couple weeks ago. Dr Dev said "congratulations, you have a very healthy little girl on your hands. They don't all come home like this"! Don't I know it. In fact just this week one of the girls that came home around the same time T did tested positive for Tuberculosis again. It's inactive - but the thought crossed my mind of the exposure to T in the hotel. The doc says no worries... whew! And Dr Dev even had a present for little T on her 1/2 birthday -- a chicken pox vaccination. Man, do we know how to live it up or what!
Happy 1/2 Birthday, Little T! When the big 3 rolls around we'll really celebrate in style again!

14 comments:

The Jones Family said...

Amy,

I am sorry I had you worried. Sasha's positive TB test worried me too, but both the docotor and the TB nurse assured me that you can not get it from a child. So even if she would have been active she could not spread it. I hate that she has to go through treatment for so long but I know that is something that will have to be done.
T looks so cute. Amazing how time flies before you know it she will not only be 3 but then 4,5,6 and on. My oldest son just turned 9 and it feels like I just brought him home from the hospital not that long ago.

Rich and Jolynn said...

Happy 1/2 B-day Little T. I am so glad all of her check-ups came back positive and that she is so healthy. I know you are going to have a fantastic celebration for her in 6 months when she turns 3. Wow, time is going by so fast.

Barb said...

She has such beautiful eyes!

Clarese said...

Happy 1/2 birthday, T! That is wonderful news that she is so healthy!!

Anonymous said...

Amy & T
So glad to hear you have a healthy little girl, also a very beautiful little girl.
Happy half.....Time flies so fast.
Mary

Kim Abraham said...

Awesome photos!!! I see what you mean about her sweet curls. How could someone cut them off? I could hardly stand to cut the curls off my little boy. But little T is beautiful and healthy no matter what!

Roger and Joanne said...

That's great news! So healthy, what a blessing!

So does that mean she's a Libra? She might be on the cusp of a Scorpio--can't remember. I'm a Libra, so I'm partial to saying it's the best sign to be under. ;-)

Nancy said...

Hooray for the healthy check-up!

I still wish that I could have met you in Vlad!

Cindy said...

Amy--so happy to hear all the updates and that you and T are doing well. I love the pictures from the first trip--her curls are beautiful!! Thanks for all the posts--I am enjoying living vicariously through you while I wait...wait... and wait some more! Cindy

Joy said...

What beautiful pictures. I am so glad that she is healthy. I am sure that waiting for these test results has been nerve racking.

Happy 1/2 birthday!!
Joy

kate said...

Happy 2 1/2!

findingourdaughter said...

Yeah for healthy!!! Yeah for 1/2 birthday!!! No yeah for a shot....that just wasn't fair on your 1/2 birthday--momma better make up for that one!
T's curls are gorgeous......I cannot wait until they all grow back out again! Too cute and petite!

Kim said...

Fantastic news from the doctor! What a way to celebrate 2 1/2!

Mike and Heidi Lee said...

Happy 1/2 T!! So glad to hear that all is well...you can tell just by looking at that sweet little face that she's a healthy one!