Catie Come Home

Our adoption journey to Guatemala

April 13, 2005

Thin But Healthy

Catie had her last doctor's appointment this afternoon, the final step before our U.S. embassy appointment tomorrow. She is a healthy baby but a little on the tiny side. She weighs 11 lbs., 13 ozs. now and is 25 inches long. That puts her off the charts on the low end for average weight at her age and in the 25th percentile for height. But the doctor told us not to worry because she should gain weight quickly in the next couple of months.

Rosa, Catie's foster mother, and her niece, who is pregnant, came to the doctor's office. A woman working for our attorney was supposed to meet us there but was running late. Today was the first time we have ever seen a foster mother again after what we thought was the final, tearful farewell, and we were glad to see Rosa again. Catie was, too. She is literally "sleeping like a baby" as I blog. We even invited Rosa and her niece to dinner at Chili's, and Rosa gave Kimberly detailed information on Catie's eating and sleeping habits. We hope that will ease the transition.

While we were at the doctor's office, Kimberly showed Rosa baby pictures of Anthony and Elli. When Rosa saw the first portrait we had taken of Elli upon returning home in 2001, she said Elli was mucho grande -- and she said we need to work on beefing Catie up like that too. :)))

On another note, Chili's had a moonwalk that Anthony and Elli just loved. Anthony loved it so much that he has now proclaimed today "the best day ever." Flying to Guatemala to get his baby sister has now been trumped by a few sweaty but passing moments in the moonwalk as Anthony's best day. Kids are so fickle!


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