Many of you have asked about the ten day wait....it's pretty much assumed it's not going to happen but after we have our planned meeting with the doctor tomorrow, we will talk to our translator and see if we are even allowed to ask. In some regions you are not even allowed to petition for it to be removed and I'm thinking this is one of those regions. But God is big and He has already shown us miracles on this journey.
I know the pictures are starting to look the same...we are all wearing the same clothes over and over LOL. Shawn and I had to pack light and well Mila, she doesn't have many wardrobe options LOL. At least this one today fits her and doesn't make her legs scrunch up to her chest. We have a meeting with the doctor tomorrow hoping to get some more medical information on our jelly bean, so pray that it goes smoothly and the medical terminology can be translated so we have a little bit more of an idea of her heart and lung condition. We have been so tired today. Our clocks here changed last night so we got an extra hour of sleep and for some reason we both feel jet-lagged all over again! I just woke up from taking a 2 hour nap and it's 10pm here, guess I won't be going to sleep any time soon. We will arrive home Friday night and get to set our clocks back again in the US...so then I'm sure our bodies will be thoroughly confused.
Some people have had concerns about me leaving for the ten day wait. Some have made comments insinuating that we made this decision as hastily as we would make a decision as to what to eat for dinner or something. Obviously it isn't an easy decision, but really there is nobody better to make this decision for OUR family than US. We've prayed about it and know God will continue to take care of Mila when we cannot be here. Until you've had two children 5,000 miles apart and your heart has been torn between providing for both and until you've been in a foreign country experiencing a rainbow of exhausting emotions for 3 weeks, you aren't really qualified to judge our decision. I'm not sure if the intentions were to make an already guilty-feeling mama feel even guiltier or what but this is a time where we need support, so if you have anything else to offer other than support, then this blog isn't a place for you. My mama always said if you don't have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all. This is my blog and I'm allowed to make the rules so take your negative comments and...ummmm...well just keep them to yourself ;) It stinks that I even have to say that, but I refuse to let a few people make me take the blog private where only 1/4 of you could continue following and witnessing this miracle story.
With that said, thank you to the majority of you for sending love and kindness...your support, prayers, and comments get us through each day and it is that support we will choose to focus on from this point forward!
Tonight I'm going to bed dreaming about the fact that, God-willing, I will be a
MAMA OF TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS
in less than 3 days!!!!!!!