Saturday, April 18, 2009

Babies Can't Wait

Faith had her second eval with Babies Can't Wait on Friday. There was an occupational, speech, and physical therapist who came to the house yesterday to check her out. The final conclusion is that Faith is making great strides since she has come home. Considering her background and the fact that she has only had 4 months of love and attention in her whole life, she is doing great!
They feel just like I do that Faith will "catch up" to her peers completely within another 6-12 months. She just needs more time to get caught up and maybe a little extra help.

They concluded that even though Faith is now 21 months old, she is only developmentally about a 13 month old. None of this is a big shock to me as it was completely expected thanks to all of my adoption research before the adoption. Faith came into our lives ALOT more smoothly than I could have ever of hoped for and she fits perfectly in our family. It is like she has always been a Straight!

Fortunately for us we were able to be united with her at a young age. We have been able to share alot of "firsts" with her and that has been a great experience. I have no doubts that she will continue to excel and grow and will soon be caught up to her peers her age. I am really actually enjoying all this baby time with her. She is such a happy girl and a joy to be around :) Here are some comparison pics of just how much she has changed in only 4 short months.


Mary said...

She is such a cutie pie!

Granny on the Web said...

She is gradually feeling 'safe' in her new life, it is showing in her eyes. It is wonderful what love can do. You certainly have given her that. Sure she will catch up to her peers.
These blogs are a wonderful testament that she can look back on.
You are doing a wonderful job.

Love Granny

Anonymous said...

If every child could be as fortunate as Faith to be so loved, it would be wonderful.
Your little girl is not doubt a happy one thanks to you and your family.
Very happy for you.

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

So glad she is thriving!

a Tonggu Momma said...

This was our daughter! She was assessed at a 5/6 month level when she was 13 months. She is now newly five, entering kindergarten in the fall and doing wonderfully! She does have now mild to moderate sensory processing disorder (it was severe early on), but she is thriving and developmentally on target. (She's even reading.)

Beth and Ryan said...

Glad to hear a good update on Faith! She is really growing up fast...enjoy her baby stage :) MK is now such a big girl and it happened overnight!