Day 2 Visit with Mila

Mila (pronounced Me-luh) is just a sweet little peanut. Mila is not her birth name but a name from her culture that means miracle or precious, and she is a precious miracle! We got to visit her for about an hour this morning and got to feed her her bottle. This little thing is a piggie! She eats well for being so small! It looked like she was drinking formula with no cereal or anything mixed in to thicken it. The nipple on the bottle was HUGE for her teeny mouth but it didn't seem like the hole was enlarged like they do sometimes so that is good. Every time I took the bottle out to give her a breather she looked at me like I was crazy! She sucked that thing down pretty fast! She has this weird airplane arm pose where she sticks her arms out to her sides and her body seems so stiff when she does it. I think it's strange for a baby with DS to stiffen up like that. We tried some hats on her and even the newborn size is big! She is only 22 inches long, so not much longer than a newborn. I will have to buy some tiny clothes 0-3 months as I'm sure it will take her some time to gain weight. I've already sent an email to the doctor of the DS clinic in the US to try to get some information. When we have a better idea of our return we will set up an appointment first thing.

Here is a video of our airplane arms jelly bean!



















There is our sweet little jelly bean girl :) We still don't have internet so we are borrowing Anna and Jerad's to update...hopefully soon it will be fixed!

Thank you to all of you who have donated you are all amazing. Thanks for all the prayers that are much needed!!!!! Mila sends her love to you all!

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  1. Loving that video, super sweet! Continuing to pray for you all.

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  2. She is a little tiny love! What a bitty little thing!

    Kim at TheSimpsonSix.blogspot.com

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  3. The way she looks - stares! - at you. Wow. She sure seem very alert (someone said it before). If you are to worried about her heart think about letting it check in Germany before the long flight back. There are VERY good hospitals for heart dieseases here.

    All the best!

    Kim

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  4. BTW: Mila is a WONDERFULL name. I would still be interested in her birthname, though ; )

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  5. Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing! I love her intense looks at you, as if she's checking you out, and can't believe there is actually someone there paying attention to her. Looks like a match made in Heaven. I can't wait to see her smile when she figures out what love really is! You are working hard at showing her, that's for sure!

    Sue M.

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  6. I guess others have said it but, I am so impressed with how much she makes eye contact and watches your face and mouth. The difference between a young baby (less time in an orphanage) and a toddler is amazing.

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  7. Oh my gosh, Love her! Mila is a beautiful name for her!

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  8. Tiffany Pitt-ElkinsOctober 20, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    Love the pics of her. Especially the ones of her in the hats. So cute! If you want, send me a message with your address and I'd love to send you a box of Brynlees 0-3 month baby clothes for Mila. They are in great condition and a lot of them were only worn once or twice before she grew out of them. Im sure you guys are going to want to buy her some new stuff but I just figure any way that people can help you guys save some money (since the whole process is very expensive), would be helpful. Let me know :)

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  9. I am watching your video and following your blog to give me inspiration to get through a particularly rough patch of adoption paperwork. :) We are adopting "Easton" from RR and seeing little Mila in your arms reminds me that it is all soooo worth it! Thanks for the boost!!

    Sara

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  10. Love those BIG blue eyes!! The stiffening up may be reflux. Just a thought. Looking forward to more updates.
    Your Orlando friend
    Kim B

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  11. She is so precious! Praying for your family and her health as you take this journey to bring Mila home :)

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  12. She is beautiful. How long will you be there? Then will you come back and wait and then go back to bring her home? Im so excited for you. I love her name.

    Be blessed

    Ashlee

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  13. This brings tears to my eyes! My son has down syndrome, he is 7 months old, and it just breaks my heart to see the difference in them because she HAD no family! Thank you for saving this sweet girl! She is beautiful.

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  14. Brings tears to my eyes! Wow, you got to feed her on the 2nd day....we didn't get to feed our son until after we'd known him for months...what a blessing! She is so beautiful...her blue eyes are amazing! I can't wait to see Zoya holding little Mila...I'm sure she's going to be a wonderful big sister : ) Praise God for every good and perfect gift!

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  15. Sarah, you are blessed. Can I tell you how much I love that lil punkin, so cute. And the little bit of poof she has to her cheeks...I could just kiss that cheek all day long. Hope things are going well for you...thank you for keeping us posted and sharing your precious girl with all of us!

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  16. So so happy for you and for your family!

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  17. She is seriously the cutest thing ever!!!!!

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