18 months

Allie had her 18 month doctor's appointment tonight and I'm happy to announce that her ears looked good! She has had two ear infections since the end of July and we were concerned that she might have one again, but the doctor said they looked great. Hopefully they continue to look good (keep your fingers crossed)!

On the lighter note, Allie continues to "make her own growth chart." She is 36 1/2 inches tall and 33 lbs 15 oz! She wears a size 8 shoe, she's meeting all of her milestones and her speech is EXPLODING!!! I can't get over how fun she is to be around!

Update on "baby E"...
Not too much new. The Ethiopian courts close down during the rainy season (sometime in August until sometime in October) and should be opening back up in the next week or so. For a while there weren't many/any referrals going through (babies matched with parents), however it seems as though that's picking up which is a good thing. We've now been waiting 4 months officially. In the grand scheme of things, 4 months isn't much but we're looking at it as we are now 4 months closer to our baby "E". Our agency is still saying that our wait time until referral is between 12-18 months, so how long we have left is pretty much a shot in the dark.

I'm hoping that this weather warms up sometime this weekend so that I can get some pictures of Allie outside before it starts to get REALLY cold! Take care everyone!!!