This past week has been busy, busy, busy. I took G to see her pediatric dermatologist, an hour's drive away, which means that we usually just try and make a day of it. There is a fairly good mall on the way and we usually stop on the way back and G has lunch at her favorite place-Dairy Queen. I think the only reason it is her favorite spot is because she gets an ice cream with the kid's meal:-)
The very next day we headed to Charlottesville to take Baby K to the International Adoption Clinic at UVA-that was definitely an all day trip. We tried to break it up with a stop for a haircut for G and then lunch, but it was still a really long day for everybody. Thanks for being part of that trip Grammy! Those of you with small children know what that thank you is for-Grammy spent most of the trip in the back seat sandwiched between both car seats :-)
The Docs said that Baby K is right on track. At a little over 4 months, she weighs 14.8 lbs and is reaching developmental milestones right on time. Baby K has the same darkened areas on her backside that G had-they are called Mongolian spots and are very common in children with darker skin tones. Now the politically correct folks call them dermal melanocytosis,but either way you say it, they are not life threatening in any way and will fade in time. G's have just about faded completely away.
This past weekend was the annual reunion of G's China travel group. Each year someone takes on the organizing and sometimes we head to Pennsylvania and other times we've gotten together in Virginia. This year we got together at Wintergreen-it was a great trip. The resort was beautiful, the food was good, the kids loved the pool and the kid-friendly activities and the grown-ups enjoyed just having time to catch-up and relax.
I'm having Baby K's first pics done tomorrow as well as our first "sister" pics. I had wanted to do one of those bare bottom shots for Baby K-you know the ones with the baby on the all white background, nothing too risque, just a cute little dimpled bottom. Well, Portrait Innovations does not do any bare bottom pics so I've gotten these cute little monogrammed diaper covers for Baby K. You'll have to check back in a couple of days to see the outcome but I have high hopes for some cute pics.
In the meantime, and since I haven't posted in a little over a week, here are some pics to hold you over........
"Oh really, you don't say....."
D-daddy and Baby K
Baby K with Aunt M and Uncle R
G and friends at her travel group reunion
G and Baby K with Aunt M and Grammy
...and did I mention that all the kids went swimming at the travel group reunion?