WE can't believe that we've had our little Michael now for a month!!! I know you want pictures but I have to do it when I can sneak it in. Adjusting to life with baby has been a transtion from footloose and fancy free. We've also had my parents in the last 2 weeks, and another friend from Alaska coming in this week, and off to Washington next week. Maybe then I can get some real posts in.
Michael is doing fantastic. Did well at his post adoption international adoption clinic appointment on the 22nd, and had gained 3 lbs in 2 weeks at that point. I'm sure he's gained a pound since then since we've had to switch to a bigger size in diapers and clothes!!! He's learned about his hands and stares at them, rolls, and discovered that when he kicks his cast on a koala kare diaper changing station it makes noise!!! WOW!!! He's casted because he was born with a left club foot. More common than you think. It may be caused by low amniotic fluid where the babies foot gets stuck in a certain position and is unable to move so the tendons don't get a chance to stretch in utero. Or maybe they don't know why. It's just as common here as in other countries. Needless to say, in some countries these do not get fixed and babies have learned to adapt and walk, club foot, feet, or not! It's amazing. We are blessed to be able to fix Michael's. He'll be casted until the 1st week of October, and then the orthopod will evaluate whether or not he will need surgery. It was rated moderate on a scale of mild to severe. WE pray for God's miraculous healing so we do not have to have surgery. Since we live in the country, we commute about an hour each way, last week we had to do 2 trips because he had blowouts into his cast, and he had to get a new one!! He tolerates it well, we hope he does well with the bar he will have to wear as long as possible. Meanwhile, it really is a cute cast!!!
I'll post pictures of our little no neck when I get a chance:)