Thursday, November 01, 2007

Our Final Post.

Two years after we became DTC, we celebrated our first Halloween with our girl, the little dragon.

Best wishes to all, and thanks for being along for the ride.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SchnauzerKing says thanks

Those of you familiar with the Schnauzer breed know that these dogs are very expressive, both verbally and physically. So it may not be all that fitting that I call myself the SchnauzerKing since I really don't fit this mold. My posts, as pointed out earlier by the Redheaded Chick, have been few and far between. However, I felt it appropriate to post one last time on here to say thanks.

First, I'd like to thank all the little people in my life that allowed me to win this award. I could have done it without you, but thanks anyway. Ooops, sorry, that's my Oscar speech.

In reality, it's been a real treat (and at time wondrous) to see the outpouring of support for Tammy and I during our adoption adventure. The blogging community is just incredible. It was truly amazing to see the Chick approached in China by "strangers" who congratulated her and thanked her for her blog. Thanks to all the online friends.

Our friends and family certainly deserve a huge round of applause for their unending support, patience, and understanding during the last couple of years. We know we haven't always been that easy to be around during our high stress/frustration days. Thanks for sticking in there.

One of my many faults is that I don't offer enough thanks, publicly or privately, to my beautiful wife for everything she does. So last, but most importantly, I'd like to thank her for establishing and maintaining this blog. I can't count the many times I've checked the blog and laughed out loud at the posts, many of which were making fun of SK himself! I'll also admit that sometimes I've teared up at reading about the frustration she experienced. But it's always been an interesting and insightful site to visit. Thanks RHC, though one adventure is over, a more exciting one awaits and I can't think of anyone else I'd rather experience it with.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Look what I can do!


Mmm...what's this?

When Daddy's at work, Bella misses him so much she has to play with his shoes.


Funny Face.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Movin' out.

As we prepare to say "good-bye", a few updates on Bella...
-She is crawling well, and pulling up. She can stand while holding onto something for a few moments.
-She has gained about two pounds since she has been home...she now weighs 17 pounds. This makes me feel better...I thought my arms were just getting tired.
-She is still in size 3-6 month clothing, but I expect she will be moving onto size 6-9 month clothing very soon.
-She has extremely sensitive skin, always. Just like her mom. But on Saturday, she broke out in a case of the hives, which the pediatrician believes is due to a cold virus. She has been sneezing quite a bit, but no snotty, runny nose. Yet.
-She does not like laying on her back. At all.
-We still haven't been able to get her to eat solid foods yet, regardless of whether we give her control or take the lead. We had her evaluated, and they confirmed that she was a tough case. Very orally defensive with food, although she loves to mouth toys. We were told to expect it to take a while, but to keep trying. And so, we will.
-Her 5th and 6th teeth are coming in.
-The theory that CCAA chooses children for adoptive parents in part by looking at the parents' photos is completely shot. This kid is just too damn good looking,

Thanks for the understanding regarding the need for me to take my blogging activities private. I have begun to receive email requests. Bear with me, as it will probably take me a week or so to get up and running with the new blog.


Just swinging along.