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We are the Ducommuns! There are 4 of us now-Craig, Laura, Zamara, and now Mahashavah, our 1 year old son. We adopted Zamara from Ethiopia in 2008. Our son is also from Ethiopia and we are hoping to bring him home soon. We live Flagstaff Arizona. We are so glad you found us. Take a look around and don't forget to leave us a message.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Zamara helps around the house

Merry Christmas everyone.  We are getting ready to leave for our Christmas in Oregon.  We have so many things to remember to pack now that we have a baby.  Of course, the last I checked, there were stores in Oregon if we happen to forget anything.  

We are very excited to go, but are also anxious since this will be Zamara's first big trip since coming home from Ethiopia.  Please pray for our trip.  

Zamara also had some immunizations on Monday.  They were ones that leave bruises and make the babies a little sick.  Every since Monday she hasn't been sleeping well at all.  Naps have been the worst, but she has been also waking up several times at night.  We are both very tired and hpe to get Zamara back on track soon. 

On a positive note, Zamara is healthy and doing great.  She is in the 70% for weight, height, and head size.  She can turn pages of books as we read them, clap her hands, show us how big she is, crawl, stand holding onto furniture, and show us where her mouth is.  She seems to do something new each day.  It is nice to know she is thriving so well (even if her naps aren't so good!) in our care.  That is always a worry when you adopt a baby.  

We also have this little video we took this morning.  I was doing laundry and Zamara wanted to help.  Craig videotaped the very end, but Zamara helped unload the entire dryer.  It was so cute and it show how well she is standing and responding to our commands.  

Again we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas,



Kari:) said...

Zamara is SO BIG!! The video is adorable!! Zoie is finally crawling & standing up on her own. It all happened at once:) We cant wait to see you all when we take our next AZ trip!! Have fun in OR!!!
Merry Christmas!!

Ashley said...

That is so precious-she is sooooooooo cute! What a good helper! Have fun in Oregon-we will miss you all! Merry Christmas!

shawn and tisha said...

It sounds like Zamara is doing great!! Isn't it amazing to remember what the kids were like when we first met them and then look at how much they've grown and learned now?!

I hope you guys have a great Christmas!! :)

PS. Laura, I commented back to you on our blog about the hair stuff. Hope it helps. :)