February 03, 2010

6 Months ago today......

We were handed this beautiful little girl, known as
Yang Jun Qi aka OUR DAUGHTER.
She was so tiny and scared.

This is our first glimpse of her!

I'm sure she was thinking who are these weird looking people!

One month after coming home, Jadyn had open heart surgery

there has been no stopping her since!

She has gone from wearing size 18-24 months to a 2-3 toddler, gained 7 pounds and grown over 2" She has learned how to run, how to climb stairs, to speake over 100 English words and count to 20. She is also fully potty trained.

Jadyn transitioned into our family so easily, she has had no problems bonding. Our adoption has been such a awesome experience for our entire family. I worried for almost 4 years about attachment, would I be able to love her as I do my biological kids?, will she love us? ect, ect. There was no need for worry!

I told our Home Study Social Worker the other day, if I could have handmade a daughter, I would have handmade Jadyn. Her personality is so outgoing and silly, she is loving, very smart, almost always happy and to top it off, she sleeps 12 hours a night. We are lucky parents!
She has recently been showing us a little 2 year old attitude at times, most often when she's tired. We will count in a firm voice, usually only to two and she figuers out that Daddy & Mommy are still in charge!

In no certain order, here are some things Jadyn loves...
to eat
her siblings
baby dolls
Aunt Kim
playing outside
pre-school with Mommy
Salad (I have to mention this as she is the only child of ours that will eat salad!)

And here are some she doesn't love...
going to the doctor
our dog
being chased
telling her it's bed time
hair cuts (you'll understand why when you see the picture below)

Here is a picture I dont think I have shared on our blog. This is Jadyn in June 2009. Right after we accepted her referral and about 2 months before we got her.

6 months ago, August 2009

Our girl now!


The Road To Zen

Hi Sue, Jayden is so beautiful and perfect. I am so happy that she has transitioned to your family with such ease. I know how much joy you are feeling, it is very hard to explain to people who havent experienced it. You have given her such a loving home and she loves it!

Mary and Matt

Hello... my name is Mary Vogel and we have just received a referral for a 2 year old who will need heart surgery when we get her home. Your daughter went thorugh the same experience and I was wondering how it went for you. Were there bonding issues and how was it, was it difficult. You are not obligated in any way to answer these questions since you do not know me, but any advice would be appreciated. We have until Thursday evening to make a decision. I can be reached at mmjlv@verizon.net Thanks for your time



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