Sunday, November 23, 2008

A comparison

Most of you know that Addis had extreme failure to thrive when she was in Ethiopia, suffered from malnutrition, and had to be admitted into the hospital multiple times. Today I found the pictures we received from her "sick" days, and noticed how much she has grown and how great she is!
This is Addis' referral picture when she was about 1 month old and 8.5 lbs, in mid August!

This is her in October, when she was admitted into the hospital in Ethiopia. She weighed about 4 lbs when she was admitted, and this is a few days later when she has plumped up some. This isn't even her saddest picture.

Here is her first photographed laugh, in DC on her first day in America in January! She weighs about 7 lbs here.

Here is Addis now, she weighs like 26.5 lbs and is 30ish inches. She is way too smart for her own good! She has a vocab of about 30 words, loves to dance and be outside and run around. She is very spirited to say the least!
This is her riding her bad-A trike.

This is her picture from school. I love it, it's so addis! Look at the fat belly, they could have pulled her shirt down!! She looks like she is posing for a CEO picture.


Chris said...

wow . I forgot about these pictures and it make me want to hug her and kiss her .
She is beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is an amazing transformation. Shows you what love will do! I love her school picture:)

Malia'sMama said...

She looks like she could take out a whole band of Ninjas! LOL Maybe the photog was scared to get close enough to pull her shirt down- I mean you do call this little cutie Queen of Mean! :)

ellerbee eight said...

Those pictures make me cry. I can't believe how much she has grown. I absolutely love the school pic... she is so... business like! You guys definitely saved her life.

Kim said...

school picture is shah shah...

Rebecca said...

It's so amazing the difference...hard to believe it's the same little girl! I love the school pic!