Tuesday, November 11, 2008

16 Months Old

Drew turned 16 months old yesterday (Monday). Which also means that we've been home 3 months. Wow. Seems like we've been home forever. It amazes me how quickly things settle down...not completely, but we're getting there. Drew is doing amazingly well. He comes out of his little shell more and more each day. He's saying more words now....ball, car, mama, dadee, up (sounds like umpa). He'll sign "more" and "all done". He loves music and dances when he hears it. Not sure if I've posted this before or not...but....He loves the song "Funkytown". There's a commercial that has that song in the background. When he hears it....he stops what ever he's doing, stares at the TV and dances. Cute as can be. He loves his mommy, daddy and big brother. He gives great kisses....you know, those big, open mouth wet ones. Blows kisses and waves bye-bye. He still cries if Mommy leaves him...not so much with Daddy though. That's because Charlie is the one that usually drops him off. He's still eating whatever we put in front of him....except for beef. He doesn't like beef at all. He'll tolerate chicken. Seems to like pork though. We have switched him to Soy milk. He seems to be having some tummy issues with whole milk. We'll see...not sure I see a whole lot of difference (except for the price). It took us so long to bring this little stinker home...but now it seems like he's been with us forever.

Other good news.....my good blogging friend Julie got word on Monday morning that their pre-approval has been issued. That means BENNETT IS COMING HOME!!!!! We are thrilled for them. They have waited over 11 months to bring him home. Way, way too long. Bennett and Drew were in the orphanage together. They should get word in the next day or so about their GNR. I imagine they will be in Vietnam for Thanksgiving. What a great holiday they're going to have. Congrats Julie, Chris and sweet Bennett.

7 comments:

Jill and Andy said...

Happy 16 months old Drew!! We love you guys and miss you so much!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nadra:
Sorry it has taken me so long to post.I had to tell you I LOVE the story of Drew with the pet dish on his head.So funny! He is so cute.I will be praying that Ian gets his potty training issues straightened out.He is such a cute and smart little boy.
Leveta

Julie said...

I can't believe you guys have been home for three months already.

And thank you so much for all the support the last few months. Means the world to us.

Amy said...

3 months?? Wow - time flies! Too bad it didn't fly when you were waiting eh?
I just caught up on your blog. Seriously.. I think that Ian and Maya are either related or soulmates. ;))
The story about the night he was picking on Drew.. and then upset that you rocked Drew.. and his vomiting.. and saying he needed to go to the hospital.. I swear we have enacted the same scenerio - word for word! Got ourselves a couple of dramatic little ones don't we? :)

Willis said...

Sounds like you have a sweet baby boy! You'll look back one day and treasure all the comments you posted on his monthly "birthdays". . . I know I do with our little Rocco.

Heather

Pam said...

3 months? Where did that time go? Of course, we are having #2 Family Day in January too.
BTW-Thanks for the heads up on 1+1=5. I needed that equation. ;) I will consider myself warned.

Kristi said...

Happy 16 months to Drew and happy 3 months home!!! Yay!!! Your family is so beautiful. I love your description of Drew as the "one man wrecking crew". Sounds like your boys and my boys could do some serious damage together...fun, fun, fun!!! One of these years at India camp we'll have to get them all together . ;)

Kristi W.