Friday, November 4

Two months after Gotcha....

We've had Gwendolyn for two months now!

She's such an amazingly happy little girl! I wish I could take some credit for that but much of it must be due to her good genes and the care she got at the Shenzhen SWI. She's just happy!

This isn't to say that her diapers smell like strawberries and cream or her disposition is always cheerful. But she owns our heart and even the stressful things about her just endear her to us more!

After our three pregnancy losses and the river of tears that I often feared would never stop flowing, the universe seems to have made it all up to us. I didn't expect that it was possible (and didn't even think it should be!) but this baby girl really and truly makes all of that other stuff worth it.

I am blessed and honored to take care of Gwen's needs. Babies grow up and they don't need us forever. Right now, I can solve all of her problems with a hug (and perhaps a cookie too). In ten years, it will be trickier!

Two months down, 213 more to go until college! :)


Blogger Recovering Wino said...

Your daughter is adorable. You are so blessed!

November 02, 2005 4:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa~~ said...

What a great picture!

November 03, 2005 4:30 AM  
Blogger bbmomof2boys said...

I love the picture! And yesterdays is so cute. You're doing a great job with Gwen!

November 03, 2005 6:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh Donna, what a great picture! How did you get that shot???

November 03, 2005 6:02 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks, everyone! The picture is a bit of PaintShopPro magic -- I had a picture of Gwendolyn laying down at the playground and removed the background and superimposed it over the cloud background. If you don't have fancy photo editing programs, you can simply cut the picture away from the background with scissors and glue it to the cloud background (available at any scrapbook store) and then scan the picture to make it one layer.

Photos like this work best when baby's feet are closest to you. If her head was largest, it would look like she was falling out of the sky and about to land on her head! :)

November 03, 2005 8:47 AM  
Blogger CindyB said...

one of the best shots i've ever seen!

November 03, 2005 2:07 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks, Cindy! :)

November 04, 2005 11:06 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...


Great picture! It's adorable.


November 04, 2005 4:17 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Wow what a great picture! She's a cutie!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Sounds like we have some things in common - a teenager and a toddler and hope for one more! Sometimes it is a crazy life. :-)

November 05, 2005 6:45 PM  

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