Here's our sweetie!!!! Here's her first pics with Daddy
It was truly a miracle!
It was truly a miracle!
What a day! Doug and I were so excited to go and meet our sweetie. We were picked up a little after two. The ride to the transition house...eye-opening. Nothing I could have imagined. My heart truly goes out to these precious people. We were deeply moved.
We arrived in about a half of an hour. We walked in and they had taken her in another room to change her diaper. We couldn't wait! Her nanny brought her to us with tears pouring down her cheeks. Her heart broken for a baby girl she'd grown to love so deeply. The moment she was in my arms, it truly felt as if she had been with us all of her life. She didn't cry ONE time. Her nanny said she eats every two hours..about 4 ounces. (Not sure if this was accurate.) She said she sleeps on her back and is a very good baby. She took a bottle and fell asleep as we visited the rest of the transition house cuties. Perfect!!! They had her all dressed up for her Gotcha Day.
The other children in the transition house, well where do I begin. My heart melted as I saw each child, many who are waiting for their families to pick them up. They were ALL precious in their own way. First we visited the infants and toddlers. Then we were able to see the older children. Let me tell you..these are the most awesome kids! They were singing to us, smiling, etc. They were calling Doug Daddy in their native language. The happiest children I've seen. Hmm. AMAZING! They truly LOVED Doug. I looked up and he had a PILE of them on his lap. He was reading them a Dr. Suess book and they would repeat some things he said. It truly melted my heart. Wow!!
We left after a nice visit and came back to the Hotel. We gave Lola a bath, which she seems to really enjoy. I changed her clothes and got her ready for dinner. (We hadn't eaten since 5:30 this morning when we ate Burger King at the airport...and they weren't serving breakfast, so we had chicken fries and fries for breakfast!:) We left for a restraunt in the hotel and noticed that little miss priss has the CUTEST lower pouty lip when she wants to cry!!! wow! Too cute! She was exhausted after being off of her schedule, new family, etc...you can understand. She was wonderful while we ate. She LOVES her pacy! (Sophie) :) She held a little toy. She smiles and talks. WE HAVE THE SWEETEST VIDEO OF HER TALKING WE WILL ATTEMPT TO UPLOAD. When we got back to the room, I fed her a bottle and she was fussy. She was trying to fight sleep like her brothers did. We decided to lay her down in her bed and see if she would calm herself down. She did after one minute. She looked around, sucked her fingers, and talked until she gave up. She fell asleep and is snoozing at this moment! Woo hoo!! What a dream! (I know, it's only been a few hours, but hey...I'll take it!)
We will send more pics each day. We didn't get to do a photo shoot of her yet, but we will..don't worry! And by the way, she already peed all over us when we took her diaper off to give her a bath!!!! This is a blast.
Bren and Bry, you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE your sister. She is so funny and she is going to LOVE watching you guys ..trying to keep up with you! Can't wait for you to meet her! Miss you. Hugs and Kisses!!!!