over the hump

Tomorrow is our 7-month milestone having baby O home with us. June 26 of last year was gotcha day, and June 28 was her 7-month birthday. Which means pretty soon here, actually any day now (or was it yesterday?) we quietly slipped over the hump-- she's been home, here with us, longer than she was in Ethiopia. It's a bittersweet milestone to be sure. I wonder if she'll miss her homeland, the language she never knew, the misty mountains surrounding Addis Ababa. Her young mama who tried so hard to find a family member to care for her before placing her for adoption, and the unknown daddy she'll never know. I'm sure she'll face these questions and many more as she grows... but we sure are BEYOND happy to have her home with us. She is a most loved sister and daughter! Happy over-the-hump, sweet Olivia. Here's to many, many more amazing years together!

Being cute and mischievous

Eating snow off big sis's mitten

Sucking on an icicle "pop"

Cuddle time with daddy

Little miss curiosity

Hugs for big brother Will!

Checking out the Christmas tree


  1. Wow! Happy over-the-hump day! What a sweet girl. So glad I got to meet her and see you guys last month. :-)

  2. I love this post! She'll never know some of the things she left behind.. but once she becomes a mama, she'll understand some of the ache and love her mom felt.. And as for me, I can't wait to see her (and you guys) again!


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