Today marks 6 months that we were introduced to Myla! Time has sure flown by! She has brought so much joy and spunk to our family and we couldn't imagine life without her. We feel so honored that God chose us to be her forever family.
Over the last 6 months, she has changed quite a bit. A few of the big changes are her english and understanding of english. She does still talk in jibberish sometimes, but for the most part, there is no mandarin left in her vocabulary. She speaks really well and you can understand it for the most part. She potty trained really easily a few months ago. She loves going to church and playing in her Sunday School class. She started gymnastics recently and absolutely loves it. She loves playing in water, but isn't a big fan of swimming. We have her in swim lessons to hopefully help her get over that fear. She plays really well with her brothers and sister. There are definitely alot of times I want to pull my hair out because they can't get along, but that's normal Right?!
We have had a few doctor appointments which have all gone really well. Her Thalassemia is very mild and will not need any medical attention. She's a very healthy little girl with nothing to worry! Her only medical issue now is we have been working on getting her immunizations caught up. (She's NOT a fan)
In the last months from her coming home she has experienced several holidays and her birthday! It was so much fun celebrating her birthday but I think she didn't really comprehend what was going on. She would say "It's Myla's birthday" but we didn't get the hype like we usually do from the other kids. I'm sure next year though she will be fully aware of her birthday and what that means. We have had a few other birthdays and she is quickly catching on.
Overall, she continues to amaze us with such a smooth transition and we can't wait to see how she continues to grow and change. These first 6 months have gone so fast so I'm sure the next 6 months will go even faster!
Here are some pictures that a dear friend took for us. Our first family pictures as a family of 6!!