Peter isn't actually a beast. He is an excellent baby. Isn't he looking great? He was so patient as we posed him on his big sister's lap. Beauty is always so tender with him but we're not sure that she knows who he is exactly. Poor girl had lice when she came so she got her head shaved but that is all the rage in fashion models so maybe she has a big future ahead of her. What do you think?
In case you missed it, here is how Peter looked when he got here. Absolutely skin and bones.
After about a week he was looking better but still was pretty sick.
Here he is today--just over a month since we took him in. He is now nearly 10 pounds! He was under 6 pounds when he got here so that is more than 4 pounds gain! He grew by about an inch so most of that weight gain was fat and muscle rather than height--which is as it should be. His arm went from 8 cm (about 3 in.) to 12 cm. (4.7 in.)! Anything under 13 cm. is considered malnourished or underweight so we are very excited. He is nearly 100%!
Peter is such a smiley baby. The kids captured this photo just after we got back from the hospital a couple weeks ago. I think he was happy to have all his tubes out. He is a real dreamer too. His face does acrobatics when he sleeps with emotions changing from happy to sad to angry in a matter of seconds. What do you think babies dream about?
And this is what happens when you have teenagers and babies in the same house. I discovered this on the camera when preparing this blog. No babies or dogs were harmed in the taking of this photo.
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I'm an average girl--scared to death of creepy crawlies--who somehow ended up in the bush of Africa, building and running an orphanage. I now have 28 foster kids. In addition, I have a wonderfully adventurous husband and six kids. Due to the crazy passage of time, only one is left with me and five are working and/or in college in the U.S. Life is crazy, exciting, often scary and never, ever boring.