Friday, February 1, 2013
Welcome to 2013: DTC (again) Jan.28
The big news is that my dossier was sent to China last Monday!!! This dossier is to replace the one that was mistakenly used. A whole lot of us are praying that it's accepted as promised and that things go smoothly. Once I have a log in date, I can look at files and find my precious Apple.
I know I've not blogged lately; no news means life is rolling along. Our days are mundane, not even worth taking pictures of since all you'd see are three girls sitting at a table doing school work, or playing with their toys. The girls are all progressing and doing well, considering where they each started.
Sissy has continued to attach and progress. She is applying herself more to her schoolwork and to life in general, which is very nice. There are no magic fixes for being terribly behind in school, but we take things day by day and measure progress from where we started. She has done some very sweet things, like unload the dishwasher several times to surprise me. She's being a very good big sister.
Blossom is also progressing well. Again, progress is measured from where we started, not comparing American kids of the same age. She is progressing in her schoolwork and I've learned to introduce new material slowly and carefully so she doesn't feel overwhelmed or defeated. Again, no magic fixes for being terribly behind in school. Progress is a hug and a kiss and no tantrums at bedtime, not what level math she's doing.
Jie Jie is still tiny and sweet. I'm trying to get her to understand what being 9 years-old means since her birthday is coming up soon, but she only sees her tiny size 5 self and doesn't understand. She says, "But mama, I'm still little. I don't feel big. I'm not ready to be big." She may not realize it, but I can see my baby starting to grow up.
More good news is that the girls are on a much better insurance plan now. We are still with the same HMO, but now it's real insurance that covers everything.
I am looking forward to 2013 with excited eagerness. I've always dreamed of having four children more than I've dreamed of anything else in the world and this year that dream will come true!