Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Potty potty on the Pot!

Yes this is Mina sitting on the potty :)  LOL  We have just been occasionally sitting her on the potty to get her used to it and she actually doesn't mind it anymore.  In the beginning she hated it and cried but now she will sit there and actually go sometime! Horray! Still I'm sure we have a long ways to go before she is officially potty trained but I think you can never start to early.  After all Myla was fully potty trained by 18 months.... and wouldn't it be so wonderful if Mina is by the time this baby gets here in February so we will only have 1 in diapers :)  Well we will see.  I know from everything I've read DS children are usually potty trained later but it never hurts to start getting them used to the idea.

Tonight she went poopoo on the potty!  Hip hip horray.  One less poopy diaper I had to change!  She has probably gone #2 at least 15 times on the potty... mostly due to daddy's patience sitting with her... but we are very proud of our girl!


Tracey Sharp said...

oh my...thats just the cutest!! WTG Mina!!!

Molly said...

Oh man, when I worked at a preschool I spent HOURS in the bathroom reading books to kids waiting for them to go. Haha. Go Mina go!

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

Great progress! I remember putting Maria on the toilet in the apartment, and she went - I was so happy! Mina is doing so well!