Some pictures of Mila's orphanage...
And the jelly bean herself.....
|She loves Daddy's nose. She was nice and clean and we could tell her hair has just been washed. Look at it standing up!|
|Exploring her taggy blankie from Shelly|
|Check out her newborn slippers...look how huge they are. |
They kept falling off and they were on top of jammies and thick socks!
|Mila was feeling Daddy's voice as he sang to her. Zoya used to do the same thing to feel the vibration of our voices!|
|Sweet jelly bean!|
|I love her big ears and her pointy little chin!|
|She is always playing with her tongue!|
|See her arms? They are always moving around in funny positions.|
|Snugglin' Daddy but not taking her eyes off Mama!|
|Mila discovered her hands yesterday and she is fascinated by them!|
She looks at them like where the heck did this come from?!
|Oh my heart overflows with this precious gift!|
|She already knows she is loved!|
|Where did this thing come from?|
|Wait, now this is new too...what in the world is this thing? (She kept bouncing her foot and staring at it in amazement)|
|Snug as a bug....|
|Daddy's first time feeding baby girl|
|Bright eyes :)|
|She fell asleep with her hand over her mouth...sweet baby girl :)|
We were noticing today how relaxed Mila is becoming. She is so stiff when the caregivers bring her out but she immediately relaxes when we hold her. Looking back at her airplane arms pictures I realize how much she is starting to relax. I honestly think she just had no idea how to be held. I think the airplane arms was/is her compensating for the lack of proper support. I love seeing her melt into us more and more each day. We only got to see her for the morning visit because today is Sunday. I miss her already! She was excited to see us this morning and her eyes got really big. She didn't seem quite as tired as usual this morning and even stayed awake a little after she got her bottle. She tends to breathe heavier after feeding, I'm not sure why. Maybe just because it's so much effort for her to eat?
She drank her bottle the best we have seen today. Maybe it's because Daddy was feeding her? ;) It probably also had something to do with the fact that they only put a little hole in the nipple instead of a gigantic one. I rocked her to sleep a little bit after her bottle and took her back to her crib. I can't wait until we are all home together. What a joyful day that will be!
I feel the need to ask for more prayer for little Miss Mila Hope. I'm hoping if you have a prayer list at church you could add her name with prayers for health and protection. We would truly appreciate it! I'm thinking a prayer chain schedule for our trip home would be fabulous, so Mila is covered in prayer the entire journey. If someone wanted to head that up and take emails from people and make a little schedule that would be fabulous! We cannot thank you all enough for your love. We are so blessed with each and every one of you!!!