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Click HERE to watch us getting Endale at the orphanage



Click HERE to watch us getting Gabrielle at the orphanage


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

GiGi is healthy AND sleeping through the night!

We got all Gabrielle's medical tests back and she is perfectly healthy! She has even already had several immunizations- which is wild to me. Things here are going so well.......after the past few weeks. I had some nasty stomach/intestinal bug which the Dr. thought was Giardia, I am still not convinced since he never tested me for it, but whatever it was is gone and the Meds, most likely kicked ANYTHING else out of my body that should not have been there! I figured I would find out Gabrielle had Giardia, even though she has no symptoms; however she has nothing and now many of my friends and friends of friends have the same thing I struggled with. I suppose when going to the Dr. and telling them of "intestinal issues" and then mentioning coming home from Africa in the same conversation they tend to treat for the worst. :( We are good to go now and functioning like a normal family again, thank God!- our health is SOOO important and I take it for granted too much.

Gabrielle is coming out of her shell more and more every day. It is so amazing to watch and enjoy. Pete and I keep saying, "she REALLY likes it here." She is starting to be able to hold herself up on all fours- with me supporting her. So her are strength is getting better each week. She is babbling and talking and is so happy. She says "dadda", still working on "momma"; for some reason she thinks it's really funny when I say it repeatedly to her. I think she is playing me. The best news of all is SHE IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!! Thank you Jesus! After being sick and having weeks of not good sleep, we all feel like new again. Need I say it- we take sleep for granted too!! I appreciate now and thank God for getting a whole night of un-interrupted sleep :)

7 comments:

the Steiger's said...

That is great news. I am glad all tests came back normal. And believe i am glad you are sleeping through the night. There is nothing like a good night sleep. Good for you!!
love, Lenka

hhd said...

Hi folks,
I'm so glad you are feeling better and GiGi is doing so well. Hope to meet her and see all of you soon.

Love from Harold and the pups

Danielle said...

Oh my word! She is so beautiful. I'm sorry you were so sick. I wanted to check in. Hey, how did you decide to do the feeding, if you don't mind my asking. Meet with the lactation consultant needs to go on my to-do list next week as I believe we're fast approaching top ten status!!!!

Love,
Danielle

Team Dragovich said...

HI!!!! I was so blessed to get your post on my blog! I figured anyone who did read had given up on us. I think of your family almost daily-- wondering how Gabrielle is getting settled. She is just so very beautiful and your children are so in love!!! How full of life your home must be :)... I'm so glad you are over your bug, and I am praying for your sister's family.

BTW-- I am getting ready to embark on my curtain adventures. My boys are going to IL to stay with Nana and Papa for a week, so it's just me, the sewing machine and several yards of fabric-- which, of course I don't have yet! Guess that'll be on Monday :D I wish you were closer to help me with my mission! Deep breath...

Thanks again for checking in!
Love,
Shari

Team Dragovich said...

HI!!!! I was so blessed to get your post on my blog! I figured anyone who did read had given up on us. I think of your family almost daily-- wondering how Gabrielle is getting settled. She is just so very beautiful and your children are so in love!!! How full of life your home must be :)... I'm so glad you are over your bug, and I am praying for your sister's family.

BTW-- I am getting ready to embark on my curtain adventures. My boys are going to IL to stay with Nana and Papa for a week, so it's just me, the sewing machine and several yards of fabric-- which, of course I don't have yet! Guess that'll be on Monday :D I wish you were closer to help me with my mission! Deep breath...

Thanks again for checking in!
Love,
Shari

Tracy said...

Andrea, Gabrielle is absolutely beautiful and I'm so thankful she is sleeping through the night for you---and is healthy! We loved watching your journey to ET.....we're adopting again! Can't wait to go back! Levi and I are loving our precious Africa shirts you made!

love,
Tracy

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

Yay for sleep!!!!!! Woohooo!!!!!!! She is so sweet...I LOVE the pic of her foot in the grass!!!!