Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Last Thursday was really nice here – the snow was actually melting.  It was warm enough where you could actually be outside and it was comfortable.  Zoe and I decided to get outside for the day, and we went to the zoo.




We had a great day – I  think we were there for at least 3 1/2 hours.  She asked lots of questions and kept wanting to see more “aminals.” 

I don’t know if it was the weather change or just coincidence, but Friday the sniffles started for her.  Steve and I had plans to run to dinner and a store.  My sister, Janice, babysat, and Zoe was very low-key.  Definitely not her usual, playful self. 

By Sunday afternoon she was really sniffly and starting to get that ‘croaky’ sound to her voice.  She was coughing a lot because of her runny nose, and I ended up sitting up with her for quite a while that night.  She kept saying, “I sick…”  She could sleep if she was up in my arms.  She stayed home from preschool on Monday and took it easy.  We stayed home yesterday and it seemed like she was feeling better, but last night she started coughing again.  She coughed off and on throughout the night.  I kept her home from preschool again today because I really felt like maybe she needed the extra day to feel better.  She’s napping (hopefully) right now.  I think it is just a cold at this point (she had a sinus infection back in November and this hasn’t been as bad as that.)  I have been extra cautious, though, because I know the flu has been so bad this year.

I am hoping that she is on the mend soon.  We are supposed to go see her birth-grandma, grandpa, and uncles this weekend.  We are not sure of all of the details, but it sounds like they are preparing for a move out of state.  I had written about Zoe’s birthmom  moving out of state a couple of months ago, too.  It’s hard.   We had been used to more frequent visits – this past year was every 2-3 months or so – with Zoe’s birthmom so it’s been a change.  We’re hoping to see her when we can work out a visit between Steve’s work schedule and her school schedule.  We think of her so often, and Zoe talks about her, too.  She points her out in pictures around our house and says her name when we see almost anything Hello Kitty.  (They both love Hello Kitty….love that they share that.)  We all miss her.

Change is hard sometimes, isn’t it?  I like to think I am a very flexible person, but I think that change is still difficult.  Hoping that all of these changes for Zoe’s birth mom and her family are all really positive and lead them in directions that make them happy.  Because really that’s what’s important.


Suzanne said...

I hope Zoe is feeling better today. She's getting so tall!

You know from my last blog post that change is pretty significant in my life right now too. Thanks for your support over all of these years. I'm here for you too! :)

Wendy said...

Aw, Suzanne. Thank you for supporting me, too.

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Such fun pictures at the zoo! I'm sorry Zoe is feeling so poorly .. I hope she's on the mend by now. Have you tried Vicks on her feet and put socks on? It helps with the coughing. It's weird, but it works.
Change is tough. I hope you can visit everyone as planned!

Wendy said...

All in His Perfect Timing - Yes, I actually did put Vicks on her feet! I had remembered reading about it somewhere. We had tried it one other time, too.

She is finally starting to feel better - it's Friday! It really took all week.

adoptinghope said...

I discovered your blog tonight and I want to thank you for sharing your story. I have just been approved for adoption and am just starting the matching process. Thank you for the gift of your heart.

Summer said...

I just spent 2 hours reading through your journey, and you are such an amazing person! I dont know if your realize how rare it is for someone to have suck a good relationship with a birth mom. Many women consider open to mean pictures twice a year! You are amazign!

Wendy said...

Adoptinghope - Best of luck to you with your adoption. Hope you have a short wait!

Summer - Thank you for reading my blog. I don't think I'm amazing (thank you, though.) I think that Zoe's birthmom is pretty amazing and that we're lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with her.

Anonymous said...

Zoe must have learned a lot and had a lot of fun in the zoo! Good thing she has very caring parents that take good care of her whenever she gets a cold. I can imagine her saying: "I’m sick". Although she wasn't feeling well, I think that was really cute!

Aiko Dumas

Suzanne said...

Just checking in - you haven't posted in awhile. Hope things are going well!

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