Here we are five months later and still all smiles! Life is great and Lottie continues to grow and blossom each day. She loves her new school and we are so happy we found such a loving, supportive place to help her learn and grow. She is making new friends and learning all sorts of news things like sleeping on a cot with the other kids, feeding herself, and participating in finger plays and circle time! We are so lucky to have found Karebear Childcare we feel so confident Lottie is in the best of hands and its pretty evident they love her so very much. I mean what's not to love right?!
Lottie has recovered from her surgery with flying colors, she is simply amazing. We are so pleased with her scar and the reconstructive work to her nose and lip. We always thought she was breathtakingly beautiful but seeing her new smile she just glows. She is one beautiful little girl! The surgery has drastically helped with feeding and now Lottie loves to eat solids foods! She is eating so much we can barely keep up with her! A few weeks ago we tried some Penne alla Vodka- she LOVED it we knew she was a Castagno and there will be more Italian food in her future! Its so fun to watch her learn about food and enjoy eating- for the first four months she was home she essentially survived by milk- 3-4 bottles a day. Now she is an eating machine and we are already seeing drastic changes in her tiny frame. Lottie is a petite little girl and most likely will be her entire life but it was one exciting moment to see the scale climb over the 20lb mark and watch some of her 9-12 month clothing look too short and tight!
The next month we have some big plans! Lottie will celebrate her 2nd birthday, our first Referral-Versary, celebrating her first Chinese holiday Moon Festival, her first walk down the aisle as Anne & Nate's flower girl, hosting her first party and celebrating 6 months in our arms! We will have tons of photos and stories to share!