Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I've finally found a few extra minutes to write while Addison Claire is napping. I cannot begin to express how much we love this beautiful little girl. She has bonded beautifully with us both. She is alot smaller than we expected. The outfit she was wearing the day we received her was a 3-6 month size. We mostly brought 12 month clothing so they are a little large. Her current shoe size is a size 3. The referral pictures made her look so much larger. She still has no teeth but is chewing on everything. She has a great personality and is rarely fussy. We have been blessed! She has spoken her first word which is da-da! Nik is so proud. I'm working hard on the mama word now......just kidding! She is not very mobile yet. She hasn't crawled but has scooted around some. Her legs seem a little weak but that was to be expected. We know she will catch up quickly. She is very observant of everything that is going on around her. She doesn't miss a beat! Oh, and when you get ready to change her diaper, she throws her legs over her head. It is so cute and funny! We haven't had the big diaper yet which Nik will be changing by the way. Today we've given her some peaches baby food and trying to get her to drink some pear juice. Another thing she does is sucks her index and middle finger while sleeping. She sounds alot like Maggie Simpson. She really is a great baby! Sometimes we just stare at her when she's sleeping and can't believe she is ours!
-Donna

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Nik...

Just saw your blog site. She is a beautiful baby! You did GOOD!!!

I know you are both so happy. I don't envy you the return trip of 21 hrs flight with the baby in tow! Praying for a safe return for you all!

Congrats!

Paul C

Anonymous said...

In the stroller... in the crib... it's SuperBaby! No fussing? Eating well? It's a dream come true. I am so happy for you both.

I can't wait to see the three of you together! Nicole

Speed Clan said...

We enjoyed watching the video last night. She does look quite a bit smaller than she did in the referral picture. We'll hang on to SG's clothes to pass along! She appears to be so pleasant and bonding well with you. I know it is hard to believe you finally have a little one. She is an answered prayer!

Sharon

pt mcgehee said...

Donna- you look like a natural in the videos. I am so glad that you are bonding with her so quickly and that she is soaking it in like a sponge> She is a fortunate little girl to have you two as her parents.

Grace and Peace,
Todd

GRANNY NAN said...

HI MARTINS.......CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD MY ADDISON CLAIRE.....SHE IS JUST DARLING....I'M SO HAPPY TO BE A GRAND!!!!!!THANKS FOR THE STATS...EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW SIZE, ETC......YELLOW IS YOUR COLOR, NIK!!!!HURRY HOME....LOVE TO ALL THREE.....GRANNY NAN AKA MAMA AKA NANCY

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I just got the videos to play. I'm in love with AC. All I can say is she's beautiful but that doesn't do her justice. Love you guys and are so glad we can be there with you via the web. Love Lynn & Chris

the brewduo said...

Dear Donna & Nik:

We came over to James Edward's house to see the video of Addison Claire. She is beautiful and so
cute and has such a good personaliy! We can't wait to actually see her when she get to Mobile! To see such a smile on your face is so rewarding!


We love ya'll

AUNT JO & UNCLE C.D.
FROM THE BREWDUO HOME

Anonymous said...

Hey Nik and Donna,
We saw the video of your new bundle of joy. We laughed every time she did. We'll keep watching. Can't wait to see her in person.
See you wed night at the airport.
Congratulations!
Steve and Sharon

Shaunda said...

I have been on this site at least 15 times a day to see what has been posted! Me and Amanda have watched the videos over and over! Addison Claire is absolutely gorgeous! I am so excited to see her in person! I know there will be a ton of people at the airport when ya'll arrive....but we plan to be part of the crowd! She has the best personality....I am soooooooo happy for you THREE!

Shaunda

Amy said...

Hello Nik and Donna!

Shea and I are loving the updates! We are glad things are going so well for you and your beautiful daughter! Shea especially loved the picture of you two in authentic costume!

Much Love - Amy