It is estimated that there are 5 million orphans in Ethiopia. Soon it will be 5 million minus ONE!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pigtails and Pattycake

My little girl is seven months old and can wear her hair in pigtails! Yes, all of her hair can be pulled into two puffballs on the top of her head. I love it!
Due to my baby's massive amount of hair, I ordered some African American hair products. They arrive in the mail today, so, of course, we had to immediately try them out. I was shocked at how much easier her hair was to comb after her bath and so soft.
When in Ethiopia we were told that it really wasn't necessary to use special products until we could see a texture change or she was a year old, but her hair was becoming very matted in the back. I was have been worried about damaging her hair due to not keeping it moisturized. My daughter has a crazy amount of hair. I thought we should try something. I researched, read blogs, asked other adoptive mothers what they recommended. I have a blog buddy who is the mother of two beautiful Ethiopian girls, one with loose curls and the other with tight curls. She recommended the product that I ordered, thanks Molly. :)

Baby E has also started to play patty cake. As soon as I begin to sing, "patty cake, patty cake, baker's man...." she will start to smile and clap her hands. E is so proud of herself.

She is also becoming mobile, quite slowly at the moment. E is inching herself slowing along the floor. Currently, it looks a bit painful; all of that work for about an inch of progress. I don't think it will be long and she will be across the room.

1 comment:

  1. Oh be still my heart...the infamous poof balls. We need some of those in the Cooper house!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them on her! Daniel adores paddycake is his favorite!!!