Bringing Home Britt Post Adoption Update-15 Months

My last Britt update was on the one year celebration of her Gotcha Day, which was three months ago and a lot has changed.  She's continuing to blossom, grow, and her vocabulary is slowly growing!

We started with a new speech therapist at the end of the school year and to be honest, due to both her schedule and ours we've only been to see her about twice this summer.  I think it's a combination of her hard work and her age, but she's started talking more.  Prior to summer it was really hard to get her to say something.  She wouldn't really mimic, but that's changed a lot.  Britt does the best mimicking with Ebby Lee.  {Maybe it's a sister thing?}  Ebby Lee can get her to say the most words hands-down.  A few of her latest...cold, home, May-May {for Madeley}, M, G, ball, and she's had words like hot, up, Mama, Dada, for a while.  I'd say we're seeing HUGE improvements in speech.  I have no doubts one day she's gonna wake up and begin rattling off paragraphs.

Britt is a fan of all her siblings but she prefers sleeping with Nixon every night.  {and it drives Ebby Lee crazy!}  At the beginning of summer, she really wanted to sleep with the big kids so it's been happening all summer long.  I'm not sure how it'll be when school starts in a few weeks but we'll see!  She still naps in her own bed every afternoon.  If we're on vacation, she's so good about laying down to take a nap wherever she can.  I must say she knows Bowen is just a step above her on the food chain so she definitely lets her "spicy" side show the most when she's dealing with Bowen.

I held off sending her to preschool last year, but this year is her turn!  She'll be in a two-year-old class with other kiddos her age and I know the beginning will be an adjustment but then she'll love it!  She starts a couple weeks after the big kiddos start.  And just like that...she went from baby to now a toddler on the verge of earning the "preschooler" title.  

I know I say this all the time, but adoption is amazing.  There's no other way to describe it.  If you've been on the fence about adoption, I pray that you take the next steps to learn more.  Do some research, call some agencies, and get some of your questions answered.  You won't regret it.  I know our family never will.  #wecouldhavemissedthis

If you missed any of my adoption posts, you can find them...

Bringing Home Britt Posts...

Adoption Questions Answered...

Post Adoption Updates...

Thanks so much for reading today!
XO

7 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Wonderful update! We love you, Britt! And we're so proud of all the progress you're making!

Marla Slaughter said...

Just when you think your heart is full... along comes Britty! Sometimes I feel mine will burst! Love our sweet sweet family!

Unknown said...

I really want to adopt one day, and I love reading your updates on Britt! She's so lucky to have a wonderful family, and I know you feel lucky to have her too. Have a great day!

Simple Purposeful Living said...

We are anxiously awaiting our referral now that we are LID :) I have loved reading your post, they have provided so much encouragement every step of the way! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! xoxo ERIN @ Simple Purposeful Living

Weight Watcher Momma said...

Please make the effort to get her to speech regularly- she deserves it. You have time for an abundance of trips but not enough to make sure your child has a basic necessity? You need to refocus on what are priorities and what are extras. I love your blog but am honestly so dissapointed in seeing this.

brookerichardson said...

Britt just makes me smile so big! Everything she does is just CUTE!!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Her language has BLOSSOMED this summer! It's crazy to me how many more words she has! I feel like it's happened so quickly too!! We love you, Britty!