Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We Met Our Babygirl!!!!

I know you're not going to read a thing I say and you just want to see pictures so I'll post those first! Oh and a name :)

Our First Meeting with Mila Hope




















She is TEENY TINY. 0-3 month size easily. She is the size of a newborn but a little longer. She has no chub at all. Her coloring seemed a little blue at times and we could see her chest working hard while she was breathing. We were given mixed information as far as her heart condition. We were told she has "heart disease" and is on medication. They also told us she is too small to have surgery. They said she eats very well but just does not gain weight (makes it seem pretty likely to me that she will need her heart repaird). I asked if she has "hole in heart" which is what they refer to many heart defects as here and they said no just heart disease, so I'm thinking the information was translated incorrectly to us or the nurse was not sure what her heart condition is.  The head doctor was not in so we spoke with a nurse, so I'm hoping to get more information from the doctor. She was just over 5 lbs at birth (7 months ago, so she hasn't gained hardly any weight). She is starting to have a little head control and has a tight grip. The nurse said even though she is tiny she is strong and she was right! She has peach fuzz for hair and bright blue eyes.

So other than being a little taken aback by how teeny she really is and her obvious need for medical attention (I mean we knew she needed medical attention but seeing it in person knowing thats our baby girl shook me a little), our hearts just melted when we met her! We are exactly where we are meant to be at this moment in time. I can start to see God's hands all over the timing of this and leading us to Mila. My nickname for her after holding her today is jelly bean! She is very aware of what is going on around her. I got to hold her first and she locked eyes with me, serious starting into my heart and soul. She has the newborn reflex of grabbing onto your finger and I just love it. She loves her Daddy's scruffy face and just kept rubbing it with her little hand. I held her and sang "Jesus Loves Me" trying to hold back the tears and whispered in her ear that her Mama and Dada were here and she would never be alone again.

I have a couple videos but I left my phone at our apartment. We are at Anna and Jerad's apartment because our internet is not working. If you could all be praying for our little jelly bean and her health and safety until she gets home where she belongs. Also, there was a pretty big mix up with our dossiers....half of our dossier got bound (sewn) together with half of Anna and Jerad's dossier. That means at the SDA when they were putting our documents together they took half of ours and half of theirs, sewed them together...so each of us were given our dossiers back to give to our facilitator and it wasn't until we were here we looked at them and realized they messed them up.  Apparently this has never happened before....soooo our dossiers are currently on a train back to the capital, hoping to be fixed. This could delay our court date but it might be back in time that it won't matter. Please pray for our dossiers! Good news is we have heat and hot water finally!!!!! Woooot!


54 comments:

  1. Reading, looking, going back and forth. OH MILA is so sweet! Look at that little doll baby........

    Happy dance, happy dance!

    Mila you're simply perfect in every way.....

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  2. She is beautiful. prayers for a quick fix with your dossier.

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  3. Oh My - I can NOT stop crying!!! Oh My - Oh My!!!!! Your jelly bean is the most precious little baby girl I have ever seen!!!!! Oh God is Good!!!! I am just so in LOVE with your sweet princess - Mila Hope!!! Love, Love her name!! So fitting! So is Jelly Bean!!! Praying for that sweet girl!!!!! Praying for your dossier issue!!! These pictures are just the Best - I am going to look at them all day!!!! Love you guys so much!!!!!

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  4. my oh my oh my is she sweet and you look like a jhappy mommy I cried when I saw the look on your face holding her what a blessing to get her so young you can help her get healthy and she will always know the love of a mommy, daddy and big sister. she looks like my little daycare baby Ian he was 4 lbs when born and came to me for childcare at 2 months and only 7 lbs he is now 5 months and 12 lbs.I know your little jelly bean will grow once she gets home. Boy this just made my day getting to see her with you guys so so happy for you! will pray everything goes well with the Dossiers.

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  5. I have read lots and lots of adoption blogs and I almost NEVER cry at the "first meeting" pictures - but OH MY GOODNESS! What a precious little one - and the intensity with which she is looking at both of you. She knows. She knows who you are and why you are there. Many blessings for her health and quick court date. Congratulations!

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  6. Oh my goodness I will keep her in my prayers! God knew all along that you were needed right where you are this moment!

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

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  7. She is so incredibly precious!!!

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  8. She is stunning. Truly beautiful. The way you describe her breathing breaks my heart. Praise God for always knowing and using us to his will. Your sweet girl needed you now, and will be so blessed that you are there for her to give her new life.

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  9. Oh good grief is she GORGEOUS!!

    She looks so alert -- love the pics of her staring at her Mommy & Daddy :)


    Is Mila her birth name?

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  10. Reminds me so much of my Henry when we met him!

    God Bless your sweet girl! So glad she is in your arms...

    Carla
    www.bringinghenryhome.blogspot.com

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  11. I cried through the entire post. She is absolutely gorgeous and such a lucky girl to have you in her life!! So so happy for you all, cannot wait to hear more! T & P that the dossier mix up doesn't cause any (or at least much of a) delay!

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  12. Oh my. She is so beautiful. So glad you were able to get to her fast. Praying it does not take forever to get her home.

    Katrina
    Carlene's soon to be momma :)
    www.operationorphannomore.blogspot.com

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  13. Melt my heart!!! She is absolutely precious!! Praying that God will protect your "little jelly bean" and get you all home safely. Zoya is going to LOVE her new sister.

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  14. AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! MILA HOPE!!! THANKYOU LORD!!! ohhh she is BEAUTIFUL!!! Oh and how she makes eyecontact with you....absolutely PRECIOUS!!! What a WONDERFUL day!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
    Praying for your dossiers!!!
    Love and be blessed
    Christina

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  15. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Precious precious precious! I am SO excited to 'meet' her. AND HER NAME! LOVE!!!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful Sarah & Shawn...So happy you guys are there now. Get her home and strong! And I love the name. I can't even begin to tell you the happiness I have for you 3!!!
    Enjoy your time together and I'll be praying those 10days are waived.
    Talk to you soon and Yes, I am one of your big stalkers. All morning I was looking for this post!LOL
    Your Orlando friend,
    Kim B

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  17. As soon as I saw the first picture I started yelling for Rob come in and see the TEENY TINY little precious bundle in your arms. Oh My Goodness. When I read that you described her as Teeny Tiny I was laughing out loud. She is precious precious and I am so so glad to see her tucked securely where she belongs. Oh God is Good. Thank you for crossing the ocean to get her. Tears overflowing here in Virginia!

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  18. Love her, and y'all. Precious, friend, your jelly bean is just precious.

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  19. Such a beautiful baby. God Bless all of you. Our prayers are with you that the process happens quickly so you can get your beautiful baby home where she belongs. Absolutely beautiful pictures.

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  20. oh my! she is a jewel for sure! what great pictures of your sweet girl! our baby girl has had 2 heart surgeries (4 mo/1yr old) & is doing great at age 6 now. Mila will be a great fighter! praying for the dossier issues to be sorted quickly! in His name, aj

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  21. Congratulations Basile family!! Mila is just precious and beatiful! We will be praying for all of you. Safe travel ! Cannot wait to see Zoya's picture next to her little sister! too cute for words. Congratulations again!
    Vanessa & kids from Ohio

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  22. oh my gosh, crying crying crying here!1 I LOVE how intensely she is looking at you guys!! Pure love!!

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  23. She is just incredible. As always, perfect timing for a perfect little human being.

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  24. Oh my goodness what a beautiful little girl~oh I got all teary eyed looking at the photos! What a wonderful blessing! Keeping you all in prayer~
    Stacey
    Colorado

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  25. She is so beautiful! I remember her picture when it was first posted on RR, and was so in love with her! I'm so thrilled that the Lord lead yall her way! Praying for a quick, healthy, and safe return home for yall!!

    Corey in Alabama

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  26. Congratulations she is a peanut but oh so beautiful!!!, cannot get over what great eye contact she is able to give her mamma and papa, also love her name Zoya and Mila have a great ring together!!!

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  27. You were right and wrong!! We did care about the pictures more, but we read every word!! We are excited to get to know you little jelly bean. We will definitely be praying for her and your dossier!

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  28. Mila is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Do you pronounce her name Me-la or My-la? Either way it's very pretty and I hope you keep her name :) You guys have done such an amazing job with helping Zoya flourish and become such a beautiful little girl(not that she wasn't originally but you know what I mean) and I can't wait to see the change in your new little Mila over the course of the next few months! Congrats again on your new bundle of joy :)

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  29. She is so beautiful. Congratulations! Prayers your way from my family to yours. Safe travels.

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  30. Congrats!! She is SOSOSOSOSO beautiful! Those eyes are amazing!
    praying everything happens quickly so you can get her home!!!
    hugs!!

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  31. Such an adorable little baby girl! I'm so happy for you! Her eyes, wide open, examining you so carefully are just too sweet!

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  32. No words but BEAUTIFUL...oh will Zoya be lucky

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  33. Sarah, she is beautiful!!! I have no doubt after looking at the way she looks at you two that God put you right where you are. Oh, I can't wait till Zoya gets to meet her!!! I LOVE her name!!

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  34. She is absolutely positively adorable and she seems remarkably alert and observant. And the name is so beautiful (I´m guessing her birthname is Milana). In my native tounge Mila means "mile". It´s significant in the way that you crossed miles to get to her. Praying for you!

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  35. WOW Such a treasure! Her eyes are amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing those precious pictures of your new daughter! Congratulations!!

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  36. She is so beautiful!!! Praying everything comes together fast for your dossier so you can get Mila home ASAP to get her the medical care she needs.

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  37. I'm trying to hold back the tears over here. She is such a beautiful baby! She looks very smart! We will be praying for her and you! God bless you guys!

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  38. Too Cute! I just love her name :) My blog stalking consumed most of my morning..... I am so happy you are all together! That is the strangest thing about the documents. Hopefully that will be resolved in a timely manner and not put a damper on the process. Baby Mila will be in our thoughts and prayers. Just because you were tortured with a 15 hour train ride and unable to blog yesterday I'm adding $10 for todays blog... It seems only fair :)
    IS ANYONE ELSE JOINING ME FOR A $5.00 A DAY BLOG DONATION? ;)

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  39. TaraN4ms@comcast.netOctober 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    I am a puddle of tears right now! You got me when you said you whispered to her that she would never be alone! That's right Jelly Bean! We are all praying for you little one! You have a lot of people that love you already! LOVE these pictures,and just about fell out of my chair at her cuteness and adorable name!

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  40. So many answered prayers. I love that she stared into your heart--what a gift from God. This is over-the-top amazing but we'll be praying for her health and healing.

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  41. She is absolutely beautiful! She does look a little like Zoya when she was little!

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  42. Congratulations!! Mila Hope is beautiful and, like a few others have commented, I just love the ones of her gazing into your eyes. It's as if she KNOWS you two are mommy and daddy--you can SEE the hope in her eyes! Can't wait til you guys get her home where she belongs with your other precious angel girl, Zoya! Prayers for the dossier mixup to be easily and quickly fixed! Have you gotten to talk to Zoya at all or do you feel that would make it too hard for her? I pray all continues to go well on the homefront!

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  43. Love her name! (Glad you didn't go with the granny in a rocking chair name) Can't wait to hear more about her! She is beautiful :)

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  44. Melt.My.Heart! She is beautiful! Congratulations. Praying for the dossier mess up to be quickly fixed and court to happen asap!

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  45. Could not help from crying. She is beautiful. Ellis Anne is a heart baby, hypoplastic left heart syndrome; I will be praying for her heart. I know that she will grow, grow, grow when she is at home and her heart is repaired. She is the perfect jelly bean!!!!

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  46. Wow! She is so beautiful! What struck me even more is how perfectly she looks at home in your arms!She just looks like she is your baby and always has been. I can't wait to see a Christmas picture of Mom, Dad and both girls!

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  47. Oh she is precious! And love her name! Prayers coming!

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  48. Congratulations! The girl and the name are so precious, so beautiful! Adoption is something so powerful, so meaningul. What a beautiful world you create!

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  49. Oh my goodness, what a doll! Mila, I love her name. A friend of mine just named her baby girl Mila and we all commented on what a beautiful name it is!! SUPER CUTE!

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  50. I just found your blog by linking through other blogs and OH MY GOODNESS Mila is the sweetest and cutest little doll baby! I am smiling just looking at her precious face. Prayers for a speedy process and opportunity to bring her home quickly!

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  51. I got your message. Thanks so much for praying. So nice to know someone can relate. So funny God gave you Proverbs 19:21. That is what he gave me. I started to cry when I saw it on your blog as that is what I am posting on a new blog.We have started to pray about what God has for us, as we know he did not bring us this far to not adopt a child in need. We don't always know why He does what He does. I do know this - that God will use our circumstances to his glory. He is working on us, on these children and their moms. Your little girl is adorable. She is lucky to call you mommy :)

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  52. I've been out of town without any internet, so I'm getting caught up. Your little girlie is just beautiful!!

    Congrats! And I love her name. :)

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  53. Your "dear" little Mila is just beautiful and she certainly looks as smitten with you both as you do with her. I hope your adoption goes well and she's home with you soon. Judging by your other children she will blossom.

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