Monday, April 9, 2012

One Month Gotchaversary

Can you believe it has been a month since we walked into the orphanage and walked out with our little bundle of sugar? Sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times it seems like she has been with us forever. I love it when she runs up to me with arms up saying "papa!" with the biggest smile on her face. Yes, she calls both of us "papa." To her it just means parental unit. We're still working on the Papa and Mommy thing. Some days I think of myself as "papa" and it cracks me up. Like when I took her out of the crib for a cuddle (when I went to the crib she had her arms up and said "papa!") and I thought to myself "papa loves you...wait, I'm mama."

She has changed so much. She has gained over a pound. She smiles and laughs all the time. She eats a lot. She ASKS for baths "splash, splash" and runs around the house tearing the place up from 6 am to 8 pm every night. WE ARE SO IN LOVE.

She was hanging out with me while I was typing earlier (she was under the table) and papa said "can you believe that she is here sitting under OUR table?" It's hard to believe. I just keep touching her soft skin and staring at her. Yes. WE ARE SO IN LOVE.

Happy one month Gotchaversary to us!!



  1. It goes so quick!! Vera called me papa for a bit. If I asked where is momma she knew it was me but said papa. Then one day, I don't even remember when, she just started saying Momma. Now she says it all the time. Calls it out when she can't see me or when I arrive to pick her up at my moms and she hears me coming towards her. LOVE. Anyway, glad to read all is going well.

  2. You guys are the best papas a girl could have!

    By the time she is 8, she will be saying mama about 6,000 times a day...

  3. Thank you for the huge smile I now have on my face