Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Adoption Update-Eight Months

I can't even believe it.  Eight months have passed since we brought our Britt Bradford home.

Eight amazing months.

Eight months where we have felt God's presence more than ever.

I couldn't love this quote more.  Prior to adoption, I remember being worried and praying about having an immediate connection with her.  I wanted to get her and instantly feel love.  I wasn't sure if it would work like that, but let me tell you God answered this prayer.  They placed her in my arms and she had my heart.

 This was a big month for our girl.  This month she graduated from occupational/physical therapy!  Which is AWESOME!  They basically said she was all caught up.  Our plan is to check in once every month or two to make sure we're still on track, but we're so thankful Britt is caught up at the moment.  She's walking, stacking blocks, climbing stairs, and more.  She's even attempting to run and jump, which is adorable to watch because her little body doesn't leave the ground.

She's still going to speech therapy weekly where we're hoping she starts using more words.  Since she's the fourth kiddo, a lot of her speech delays are highly related to her siblings doing whatever she wants for her without her having to speak.  You guys know what I mean?  She points and makes a little grunt and three people jump up to get it.  We're trying to stop that so she has to talk, but it's a hard habit to break.

Her hair is growing like crazy.  See the proof?!  

When it comes to eating, Britt prefers all of my favorites and by that I'm talking carbs and cheese.  haha!  She can eat anything and everything.  She is not a fan of meat.  She likes eggs, pasta, rice, cheese, and bananas the most.  She can now drink from a straw like a BOSS!  She prefers to use a fork when she eats but she still digs in with her hands as well.  

She's had a lot of adventures over the last few months....her first Thanksgiving, her first trip to Missouri, her first Christmas, her first LONG road trip to Atlanta, and her first ski trip.  And she handled it like a champ.  She knows her people and as long as she's with her people, she's good.

Britt can be both sweet and spicy....seriously, she walked into the kitchen the other day and just hugged my legs and walked out.  So sweet!  But two seconds later, Bowen got too close to her face and she swatted him.  Very spicy!  {We're working on this, by the way!}

This girl has stolen our hearts in such big, big ways.  Adoption is amazing.  I can't say it enough.

We couldn't love this girl more if we tried.

If you'd like to see more adoption posts, you can check them out here...

Bringing Home Britt Posts...

Adoption Questions Answered...

Post Adoption Updates...

I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who were praying for us along this journey.  And for those of you who are still praying.  God has had his hand in every step of this journey.  I'm so very thankful he chose us as Britt's forever family. 

If adoption is on your heart, please know I'm praying for you.

XO

14 comments:

Narci said...

Aw!!! What a precious girl! I love that big smile!!! We have so loved getting to watch her blossom these 8 months! So thankful for her and her sweet family!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I've loved watching Britt settle in to your family. I've also loved watching your family fall in love with Miss Britt. That girl has captured so many hearts, including mine!

Brenda Boleneus said...

She is a cutie, just like her family! I love that quote also, I felt the same way when they put my son in my arms!

Katie Oman said...

She is really precious! From the outside it looks you were both blessed beyond measure with your decision to adopt <3
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~Kate

B.Y.S. said...

I was adopted into my forever family 34 years ago, it will be 35 years on October 28, 2018.

Amy

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Parnell's Pantry said...

She is a sweet little girl..so great that you've found one another. How old is she now? I think with all of the activities you engage in and all of the supportive people around her, she will thrive like crazy. Immersion is the best way to learn and develop! So glad she has a wonderful family.

Alicia Marie said...

She is just precious. Do you think that having weekly therapies for occupational/physical helped with her walking? Our daughter (adopted at 15 months, home 5 months) has qualified for Early On in all areas, but they just do monthly visits with suggestions. No one is working with her weekly. They didn't think she needed the one on one. (She is crawling on all fours, cruising and walking 15-20 steps, but only between us, never on her own) I am just not convinced that the extra therapies would not be helpful. Thoughts?

Mix and Match Mama said...

Oh Britty Britt! We love you so much!! I will never forget where I was when she learned to drink out of a straw. It was such a huge moment! Sweet, sweet girl!

Whitney Pegram said...

Sweet girl!! I can’t believe it’s been 8 months already!!

Laci Murray said...

Precious girl with a precious family to love her forever!

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

Britty posts are my favorite!! Her sitting in that airplane seat all by herself with those cute yellow leggings just about did me in. ;) Love your sweet girl!!! That Inspired Chick

Julie Bradford said...

so precious.. you can just tell everyone loves that sweet little girl!!!! the picture of you Britt and Tab is so sweet!!! Such a beautiful family!

Perfectly Port said...

That first line made me cry because that's my daily prayer request as we wait to bring our son home from China...that I would love him with the biggest momma love like I do my other 3. We are currently in the home study phase but we are just about ready to check that off the list. xoxo ERIN

Olivia said...

I'm so glad things are going well with Britt! She looks so stinkin cute in that plane seat :)