August 26, 2004

Life is good…

Filed under: Becoming her mom — Tamra @ 4:08 pm

I can’t believe how “back to normal” I allready feel. Rani has fit into our family like she has always been here and we are in love. I still can’t believe this is the same little girl we met at the orphanage. She is so different now! When I watch the video of the trip I am amazed at how much she has changed.

Her English is really coming along. But sadly that means her Oriya is going quickly. She sings in English most of the time now. She understands almost 75% of what I say to her now. She is also speaking about 30 words well. My favorite Raniism is “owlie” when she’s hurt she says she has an owlie! It is so cute!!!

We are having one issue though and that is with the potty. Rani wants to be 100% independent with the potty. But the fact is…she just isn’t able to 100% of the time. The problem is, she won’t ask for help when she needs it and that results in one big mess! If she does poop in her pullup she tries to clean it up herself. If she poops on the floor she tries to clean it up herself. I have to watch her like a hawk to “catch” her going to use the bathroom. Mostly all I do is watch her and offer help if she needs it. But she really hates it. She cries when she sees that I’ve “caught” her going. It really upsets her, but I CAN’T have poop all over my(and my friends’) bathrooms. Or the bedrooms, gazebo, or the various other places I have found it. *sigh* she doesn’t seem to be doing it on purpose out of anger or anything. She really is just having accidents and trying to be responsible for it herself.

But hey, I figure if that’s all we’re dealing with we’re doing AWESOME!!! :highfive

One Response to “Life is good…”

  1. Rachael Says:

    That is so awesome that she is doing so well. I can’t believe her speach is coming along so quickly. What a smart girl.
    That potty issue sounds like a big mess, literally. I hope as she adjusts further, that it will go away in time!
    Take Care

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