Thursday, May 28, 2009


See these feet? This was our introduction to Lu ChunAi. The first picture we opened and let me tell ya, it shocked me. But those feet, she was identified by those sweet precious feet. Someone told us by looking at her pictures that she was a pretty severe case and had many many other issues. Did that stop us? Heck no! Some of you had no idea what her special needs were. She has clubbed feet and a slight case of arthogryposis in her hands. But anyway, we spent the Wed before Thanksgiving last year looking at these pictures and wondering if this was our LynnMarie. Well, that decision didn't take long. Man, God is awesome. Her story is a huge puzzle and so many people were pieces to that puzzle (thanks for the analogy Clay and Pam). Because of the wonderful, awesome, loving care she had at Swallows Nest and the casting by the awesome people in Beijing, her feet look awesome.

Yesterday, LM met Dr.Axelrod (not Axel Rose) who said her feet looked great but they are starting to turn in a little bit. He said the people in China did a great job on her. Whats the plan now? Today we will head over to CHOA and pick up her new brace. Apparently it looks more like a sandal and will be easier to get on. We will see about that. She will only wear them when she sleeps and can continue to stand and work on balance and walking. He doesn't want to see her for 6 months unless there is a problem.. So a great visit!!! Below is a pic of Dad and baby at the office. Funny since Daddy is seeing an ortho doctor as well.
Go LynnMarie!


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm so happy for LM! She's doing great. It's so much fun watching them learn and grow! Sarah just started walking (still lots of falling involved!). Later,

Julie said...

Yeah...I'm not sure I would trust Axel Rose with my kid either... :)

Love the vid's of her laughing, she has a wonderful laugh. That's gotta make you smile every day!

sarah said...

Sweet baby (and sweet baby feet...). One of my best friends (we've known each other since we were 15), told me about a year ago that she had club feet at birth and wore braces as a child. I never would have known (and we lived together in a dorm for years so I saw her feet a lot).
What a great life story LynnMarie has. . . (Pam is so amazing too; so cool that you have that part of the story too).

April said...

I am glad things went well.
I am going to love seeing her in my girls' clothes!! That Smiles outfit was one of my favorite for the youngest!

The Straight's said...

Sweet baby feet! Happy she is getting a "cooler" brace, can't wait to see it on her. Hey where are her baby hair bows?!?! She is in desperate need of a whale spout!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad to hear that she is doing well. She is such a little cutie!

Alyson and Ford said...

She is so sweet. Glad to hear good news on her progress. You are all so special; she will be perfect with your love and care!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

I think it would be cool to go to Dr. Axelrose! So happy she is doing well -- have you seen the blog "Ni Hao Ya'll"? She has 2 kids with a similar SN to LM... She was in China with us (accompanied her sister) this past Dec/Jan!