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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

19 Months Update

Sorry it has taken so long to update on Abel and Belle, but here is a quick post as to what they are up to and how they are growing these days...

In December, their 18 month old check-up was changed into a sick visit and were prescribed medicines. So, our pediatrician had us reschedule their well visit for January at 19 months. Abel also had to get tubes in his ears the week before Christmas because he had 4 ear infections since August and his hearing was slightly below normal when he was tested. Thankfully, after the tubes were inserted and the fluid was drained, he had a follow up hearing test the week after surgery and his hearing was at 100%! They both weigh around 24 lbs and are a little shorter on the charts for their age. Their head circumference is good. (Due to my having to keep two toddlers from going crazy in the doctor's office, I can never remember both of their stats and percentiles to the exact numbers). Their pediatrician didn't want to do an autism screening on them until their next well visit, because by their adjusted age, they were still only 17 months. However, he said that just by looking at and interacting with them, he saw no signs of autism. They both say around  20 words, which is less than many toddlers their age are saying, but the doctor said that they are still within the "normal" range seeing as there is a wide range of "normal."

About Belle:
She is a feisty and an opinionated girl. Aaron and I know that we have to begin training her early to have a "gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in the sight of God" (1 Pet 3:4). Try as I may, I haven't gotten her to really enjoy her baby dolls yet. I just loved baby dolls when I was a little girl so I would really like to see her enjoy them too. But, Belle is not me and she may enjoy other toys better and that is okay too. Her favorite toy right now seems to be her "Abby Cadabby" tea set that we bought her for Christmas. She loves to pretend to pour her tea into the cups and give everyone a drink. She carries more than one tea cup around the house at one time.

About Abel:
He screams. A lot. Whenever he wants something or something doesn't go "his way," he screams. Aaron and I are working diligently to firmly tell him "No! Abel, use words to tell us what you want. You cannot scream." He loves our dog, Toby, and is constantly kissing him. It is kind of funny because I kiss our dog a lot and I think Abel has seen me do it so often, that in his little mind, this is just what you are supposed to do with a dog. Haha! The boy LOVES balls!!! I mean loves balls. He wants to hold a ball almost all of the time. He has a small soccer ball that he loves and two tiny basket balls too. He is always asking (screaming) for a ball.

Aaron and I love these two kiddos so very much and are so thankful that God chose us to be their parents.

P.S. Read Tracey's latest blog post about what is going on with their genetic siblings! :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tracey's Post (after her FET)

Read here for the latest update on Abel and Belle's genetic siblings! :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Special Week and Prayer Requests

First off, let me apologize for not updating recently on this blog about our family. Life has just been so busy in the Wilson home that my blogging has fallen by the wayside as I am trying to care for my children and home day in and day out (which will always come before blogging). But, I will update soon and post some pictures of the twins, whom btw are 19 months old now and had their 18 month old well check-up with their pediatrician and are doing well!

But this post is about another very special blogging family, Jeff and Tracey, along with Abel and Belle's genetic siblings. Some (or perhaps all depending on how many survive thawing) will be thawed at the NEDC on Wednesday for Tracey's FET that same day. Please be praying for these precious embryos to survive the thaw, transfer and successfully implant in Tracey's womb and make it to a healthy live birth. They were conceived in a lab and frozen in 2006 and have been waiting for a womb and a chance at birth since then- They will finally get that chance on Wednesday! Our GOD is GREAT and I can't wait to see how He continues to write their story!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Meet Fellow EA Mommy, Beverly!

My friend, Beverly, began following our blog a few years back as we chronicled our story thru embryo adoption. While she does not have a blog herself, she and I have been emailing back and forth for the past few years talking about both of our journeys thru embryo adoption. She and her husband are currently expecting their adopted baby boy who is due in two months. They were featured in their adoption agency's most recent newsletter where they share their story. She told me to feel free to post the link since she didn't blog in hopes that their story may be an encouragement to others. Please take a moment to read how God has blessed this couple!