Family of Four

Blog changes! It’s now not all about Laelia anymore, but about her brother too!

It’s official! We are now (legally) a family of four! Introducing Laelia’s new little brother and our new son, Roland!

We now have a Lalibug and a Rollypoly. ;)

Laelia is thrilled with her little brother when he’s not trying to grab her face with his “grabby hands” (her words). He also has arthrogryposis and, we’re guessing here, but we think it’s the exact same amyoplasia type as Laelia. Both of them look so much alike it’s going to be hard convincing people that amyoplasia is not genetic! :)

Laelia will be five on October 3rd and Roland will be two on October 14th.

There’s so much to say, but I’ve been pretty quiet in the blogging world to protect the privacy of this process. Just know that I’ll be catching you all up on our foreign summer travels, adoption and everything Laelia very soon. (She can now walk short distances on flat surfaces without her walking sticks! And she learned to climb up on the couch! She learned to do both those things while in a foreign country!)

We love our kids so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Responses to “Family of Four”

  1. Cheryl Schalk says:

    love your new banner! I am so happy for your family. It has been a joyful experience to see your family come together across the ocean and two continents and all the other roadblocks thrown up before you. Welcome home Wesley’s

  2. Molly says:

    He is so beautiful!! I was with Julia Nalle and she was showing me videos! He is absolutely precious!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Just so so so happy for you guys! My heart is bursting for you to bring him home! Many prayers and happy tears! Big hugs, Elizabeth

  4. Linda Record says:

    Love the new banner! It was such a long time coming. There just aren’t any words big enough or joyous enough. Do so hope we get to meet BOTH of your children some day. Many, many hugs! lr

  5. Kristin says:

    love love love the new banner.. It’s been a joy seeing your little family coming together.. so happy for you all..

  6. Sophie says:

    I’ve been following your blog for ages and I’m so happy to see Roland home where he belongs! He’s darling! So overjoyed for you guys :)

  7. sally says:

    Oh my word!!!! He is adorable!!!! I am so happy that you have been seriously bitten by the adoption bug and what a cute bug to be bitten by!!!!

  8. Robin Clark says:

    Congratulations!!! Your family is so precious. Roland is adorable and I can’t wait to see more pics and video accounts of your trip and especially Laelia’s mobility.

  9. Miranda says:

    Hello,
    I have a question for you. We are praying about adopting a little boy who looks like he might have arthrigryposis. I saw the little boy Grady on your blog and it reminded me of the little boy we might adopt. They thought he had spina bifida because he has a sacral dimple but after an MRI and X-rays they didn’t see anything on his spine. He is classified as having hips and leg difformity. I would like to talk to you more about this. Please email me. They don’t say he has arthrogryposis. It’s just lower body. I don’t think they can give me a clear answer. Through your blog I have learned a lot. I have a few questions for you.
    Thank you

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