Friday, January 20, 2012

A Happy Mila Update!

Mila continues to do well. Sorry I didn't want to say that too loud! She seems to be getting into a schedule-ish for sleeping. She typically goes down around 7:15 and occassionally fusses in her sleep, but the past couple of nights she has only woken up once between 3-4 to eat and have her diaper changed, then she goes back to sleep until about 6:30/6:45. That is sooooo much more doable than waking up allllll night long! We are praying it continues!!! Her naps have been okay, she is still catnapping for the most part for her morning and evening naps, but usually gets a good hour nap in the afternoon. She has been taking her bottles well and has really been enjoying stage 1 baby food. So far she has tried green beans, bananas, squash, and pears. She likes them all and sits with her mouth open waiting for the next bite! She is back to rolling over from her back to belly but cannot figure out how to get from her belly to her back. This has scared us several times as she rolls over in her sleep and then is face down, or cries when she can't get herself turned back over! Hopefully she'll get strong enough to do that soon! Any time we lay her on her back on the floor she's instantly on her tummy...she loves being on her tummy, until she get's tired and then can't roll back over! Today she got her monthly synagis shot and she weighed in at 14 pounds, 4 ounces!!! She is definitely looking chubbier to me, but still seems frail. and flimsy..she's got a ways to go but we're getting there! Remember she weighed 7.5 pounds when we met her so she has almost doubled her weight from 3 months ago! The girls at her pediatrician's office today couldn't believe how good she looked! I love hearing that because I can obviously see she looks good, but I'm with her every moment of every day so to hear others gasping at how much she has changed makes me feel like we are really seeing progress! We had her intake meeting for early intervention this morning and they will evaluate her next week and then she'll get physical therapy and occupational therapy started very soon!

I'm working on finishing up her adoption video....sooo close, but finding the time is tough! I can't wait for you all to see it! She has really come a long way in a little time!

And here is our sweet jelly bean


And it must be something about this purple elephant outfit that makes Mila happy because I get the best pictures when she's wearing it! (Thanks Teri!)




Her FAVORITE toy!
And another favorite..she likes watching videos and looking at pictures!
*Working on a Zoya update on the other blog for those of you asking how she's doing! :)

16 comments:

  1. She is soooo beautiful. Her little face is just lit up with happiness and awareness now! Oh how we all love you little Jelly Bean!!! (((HUGS)))!

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  2. She is looking SO good!!! *hugs* So glad to see her home and putting on the weight!! Grow sweet girl grow!!

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  3. Amazing! She has doubled her weight in 3 months?! Holy cow! She must be having some serious growing pains along with all the other stuff she has had going. I bet it is just a matter of time before she can roll herself back over. She already had the flipping to the tummy thing pretty much down because of her crazy sleeping position she had for so long. The more time she spends on her tummy lifting up like in the pictures, the stronger she will get. If you have a Boppy pillow, those are great for tummy time. You can lay her over it with the pillow under her little chest once it is healed enough and it will be easier for her to get to her elbows and then her hands. Then you can scoot her little knees up into a crawling position. That really builds the muscles! Baby workout to the max. :)I bet in another 3 months (or less) you'll have a baby on the move!

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  4. Those pictures are great!! She looks healthy & happy.

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  5. I read on your other blog that you were tired and discouraged... OF COURSE YOU ARE!!! Things have been really, really hard! but what an amazing thing you've done, saving a child's life! That's probably worth being tired for :-) You are doing an amazing job, and Mila's smile proves it.

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  6. Goodness gracious how can you handle putting her down??? I mean - she is meant to be held and kissed and cuddled.. Precious beyond words!!

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  7. yay! I don't want to yell it, but then again I do! Continued prayers!
    Christina

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  8. Oh dear, she is such a little angel!! Your girls are the best example I have ever seen of the power of love:)

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  9. Oh my!
    She is one of the most beautiful kids I have ever seen!!
    Look at that smile!

    God BLESS your family!

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  10. She does look so amazing! It is crazy and miraculous what a lot of love alone can do (and some great doctors):) I look at her RR picture in the sidebar and it is hard to believe it is the same little person!! She looks pink and healthy now!! And so smiley! Congratualtions!!
    Bobbi

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  11. Amazing to see that precious smiling face looking so well and happy!! Literally a WORLD of difference from when you first saw your sweet little jelly bean! Yay, Mila!!

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  12. She is so precious! That face just melts my heart every time I see her. You are a very blessed mommy :)

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  13. She is ADORABLE and does look like a cute little jelly bean! I am so happy to hear that she is sleeping and eating better, so important to getting fully healthy. I also read Zoya's blog tonight and the "being stuck like glue" that she is displaying seems understandable. Enjoy those little cutie patooties!!

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  14. She is so beautiful! God is GOOD.

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  15. just wonderful to see these smiles...God bless all of you.

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