Yesterday we received our first developmental update from Gladney. This really made our day because we had been worried about some of the milestones she was not achieving. I know it's normal for these kids to be somewhat behind developmentally, but that still doesn't make me worry any less. Additionally, we know that her medical condition can put pressure on her brain and lead to delays. Much to our amazement, in the six weeks since her last assessment, she has met so many new milestones and has far exceeded our expectations! She smiles, laughs, and squeals with delight now. It makes my heart so happy to hear that!
We also received our first updated picture of our cutie from Gladney yesterday. All our previous pictures were over a month old and she has definitely changed quite a bit in that time. I thought she had chubby cheeks before; but oh my goodness, somehow they got even chubbier! I don't think I've seen an Ethiopian baby with such smooshy cheeks :) They make me smile and I love them!! At least we can be sure she is well nourished!