Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Baby Girl

Well, she isn't technically a baby... but she is MY baby, OUR BABY!!! Well, soon :)

After talking with our agency this morning we had a lot of questions and gained a lot of clarity. As you know we received two preliminary proposals for little girls on Friday. One proposal only had one paragraph of information  and the other had one page. With the little information that we had, especially on the first girl, we wanted to make the most informed decision possible and were told we could request further information on both girls. I had mixed feelings about this. I was didn't want to have to look at two full files and choose one child over the other. How do you do that?

Well, it turned out that we couldn't request information of both girls at one time. We had to choose one girl that we were interested in adopting, request her information and if we we like what we see we officially commit. If we don't want to adopt her, then we could move on and request the second child information.

With our reasons and beliefs behind adoption, we will not be picking and choosing, looking for the "perfect child". Barring any extremely significant medical or behavioral issues that were not mentioned in the preliminary proposal, we are committing to the child that we received the most information on. She was the one I was drawn to from the beginning any way :) I didn't want to have to choose between the two girls and now I, sort of, don't have too! It makes the most sense to take the more complete proposal as our official proposal! We should get the full file within a few weeks and a picture!!!! :)

Our Daughter:

She is four months older Livi with her birthday at the end of April. We are expecting to have her home by her third birthday!!!! Oh My Gosh, I'm going out of my mind with excitement! She can crawl, sit and stand while holding on to something. She walks while holding someones hands, walks in all directions in a walker and can even stand unassisted for a few seconds. She claps, interacts with toys, make toys interact with each other, carries out simple orders accompanied with gestures (like come to me), and she imitates rhythmic songs and movements.

She was only 18 lbs and 76cm at her second birthday which is tiny! In the third percentile actually.... to put that in perspective Livi is in the 90th. She had a hole in her heart that closed naturally just before her second birthday and has some pulmonary hypertension. She will be under the watch of a cardiologist when she gets home. Other than that, she is perfect! She is going to be ours! I can't wait!!!!!

5 comments:

Louise Chapman said...

Unbelievable!!! Very excited for you all.

LeAnna (and David) said...

wow! That is super exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

She has heart problems like her Auntie Sessa!

emily and mike said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! This is so exciting. I can't believe how fast it has all happened. Can't wait to hear even more details about your little girl!

And sorry my congrats are so late, I just found out you got your proposal today!

em

Hellen said...

:~) Can't wait to see the picture.