Well, last night Clara slept completely through the night in her crib, her room. She woke up a bit earlier but did not want up and out until 8:30. I could hear her on the monitor just talking. I slept okay but it sure is nice to have had her right next to my bed for 5 months. I figure to transition her now will be easier than later. She has stayed right next to our bed since bringing her home to Texas. She was just an arm's reach away.
She is just growing up too fast! My infant is now a baby. She rolls over and sits GREAT with support. She is drooling horribly so I am sure teeth are soon to come. Time is flying....sometimes it saddens me that life is going by so fast. Don't get me wrong, I cannot wait to meet my Savior but I hope He waits a while to do it. ;)
I am still making Clara's baby food. I bought a better blender yesterday. We also had to get a new carseat and a high chair. She LOVES her high chair. It is on rollers so I can put it in any room. Yesterday while I was taking a shower she played with the toys on the tray and watched and talked to herself in the mirror. This morning she had a mixture of homemade blueberries, bananas, and apples. She LOVES this stuff!!! I so enjoy being her mother and God has greatly blessed this family with her!!
I just have to thank God for my wonderful life. It has been filled with hardships as is everyone's but God has led and taught us to use it all to make us closer in our walk with Him!! It is truly miraculous to look back at times when I felt so hopeless when being pregnant at 18 and not a plan for my future. Thank God for the wonderful parents He blessed me with that supported me through many horrible times and then the wondrous birth of Christian, who will be 13 in May!! Then soon to follow God placed a wonderful man in my life, Clay. He soon adopted Christian at 2 years old and we have now been married over 10 years. We were yet again blessed with the birth of Cullen who is 8. Who would have thought it just keeps getting better and better. Our adoption process grew us in more ways than we could ever have dreamed of and man what a wonderful blessing. Clara is the light of this family and she makes us smile and laugh daily!! Being able to know her birthmother and to be able to share what a wonderful woman she is and what wonderful birth siblings she has with Clara is an answer to a prayer. I cannot wait for each new day to see the blessings that flow from our Heavenly Father!!! Thank you God!!!