Monday, November 10, 2014

And We Are Back . . . Again

19 months is a long time to go with no posts. . . I agree. And there are no real excuses except for the normal lack of time that we all seem to experience.

So in a few short paragraphs, I'll re-cap what has transpired in the life of Titus (and the rest of us Daily's).

Titus turns 7 at the end of this week. It's is hard to believe my little one will be 7 years old. He attends SEM Elementary school 1/2 days Monday through Friday. He truly enjoys school - and his teachers/aides enjoy him.

Titus has been relatively healthy. For a child in the condition he is in, this is difficult to measure against anyone else. But for him, he's not had any major hospitalizations besides the normal ones we seem to have about twice a year. (We call those his 'tune-ups'.)

Titus remains his happy, content self. He has become quite the babbler and verbalizer - especially as we work on potty-training. But he is learning to give us the clues we need to hear that says he is ready to go - and with a little bit of time and patience, he is getting there. This is bringing up the need to remodel the bathroom to make it more accessible to get him on/off a toilet and in/out of the bathtub. He continues to grow and put on weight. He should be receiving a new set of wheels in the next few weeks which will be more comfortable for him. But he has a smile that still charms all that come into contact with him.

But the biggest news to happen for Titus (and the rest of us) is that Titus is going to be a big brother - very soon. In the next few months, we hope to be traveling to China to bring home the newest Daily boy - BaoJun. Bao is 5yrs old and is waiting for us in China. He was born with no arms and was abandoned immediately. He is quite remarkable and with the care of the aides in the orphanage, he eats, dresses himself, makes his bed, and is learning to write - all with his feet. The video's we have of him show a very content, sweet, little boy who is quite talented with his feet. We think he will fit in perfectly with our family.

More to come this week - along with recent pictures. 

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Goosebumps! Congratulations on your expected newest addition! So glad to hear that Titus is doing so well too! Would love an updated picture :) Nice to read another post from you. God Bless you and your family on these exciting days ahead.