Seven years, 10 months. Yep. It's official! We were relieved to discover yesterday after the Bone-Age Scan that Nia's Birth Certificate is incorrect. We've always suspected that her birthdate wasn't April 1, 1996, which would make her coming up on 12 years. But somehow we still felt like we were lying when people would ask us her age and we'd cautiously say "8......or 9......um, we really don't know."
We'll probably make her birthdate November 11, 1999, which would put her a couple of months younger than Jacob. November 11 is the date she came home to Nashville. That puts her on target for 2nd grade. She's starting to read 3-letter words right now, and math is quite a challenge, too. She is used to learning by repetition and memorization, which is not how I'm used to teaching. I still think teaching her phonics will help her in the long run, even if we have to slow down for now to really grasp the concept.
And one last interesting tidbit of info from the stool samples......there are no parasites worth treating. Yay!