Born: October 25, 2011 at 12:17 am
In: Baton Rouge, LA
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
Length: 19 inches
Cassandra is Robyn’s favorite name in the world. She chose it when she was 8. It honors both her mother (Kathy, but because Kathy’s grandma had a lisp, she called her Cassie) and Max’s mother (Sandra).
Zaishay was chosen by Cassie’s birthmother. It is a combination of her birthmother’s and biological brothers’ names.
Jackson was born on January 17, which happens to be cousin Scott’s birthday. Cassie was born on October 25, which is Scott’s younger sister Sandy’s birthday.
We started the process to adopt Cassie in March 2010. She was officially in our custody as of October 31, 2011. Her adoption was finalized on January 15, 2013.
At the present time, Cassie loves Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger, My Little Pony, The Little Mermaid, and The Princess and the Frog. She can name most of the Disney princesses. She is incredibly smart and articulate, especially for a girl who just turned two. She’s in the 75th-90th percentiles for height and weight.
When I blog about Cassie’s birth family, Laine is her birthmother and Harris is her birthfather. Laine has three older children whom she did not place for adoption, and I refer to them as Sam, Jason, and Jewel.