Monday, May 4, 2009

We have Laila!!!

We received Laila around 3:30 this afternoon. We were all in the hall waiting and we see some ladies walking down the hall holding a little baby and it was Laila!! She's beautiful and tiny!! The 2 ladies walked right up me, Scott was standing behind me, and tried to hand her to me. She was having none of that!! After about 1 minute the lady just handed her to me and they went into our guides room so Laila couldn't see them. She cried for a minute and then just starting looking at us, not sure what was going on. We took turns holding her while some friends from the trip video taped it and took pictures for us. She held the rattle we gave her but wouldn't let go of the little piece of paper for hours!!! She came to us pretty clean, wearing 2 pairs of pants, 1 that we sent, 1 shirt and a sweatshirt we sent. She also had 2 bandana like things around her neck, she drools alot with her cleft. Her lip looks OK, she will definately need a revision. We then put her in the front pack and went to get pictures taken for her passport. She's very happy being carried, for the first 3-4 hours if we tried to put her down she would cry, so sad!! She loves cheerios, they are a hit!! She would lift her head up out of the front pack and open her mouth. We would put in a cheerio and she would settle back in. She looked like a little bird. She's sleeping now, went down after a bottle. She is in size 2 diapers, which should fit up to 18 lbs. We were told she's 17.5 lbs., I haven't weighed her but the size 2 diapers can be fastened with the 2 tabs almost touching in the front!! I have her in a size 6-9 month onesie and it fits fine. I put her in size 12 month leggings with elastic waist and the waist band was just sitting out from her waist, probably about 3-4 inches smaller around the waist would fit her. She is little!!! Toward the end of the night, before going to sleep, she finally let Scott put her down and she stood but only for a minute before wanting to be held. She's now in my bed, we are not going to push her sleeping in a crib, she seems a little withdrawn and we want her to feel safe and secure so sleeping with mommy it is!! Here are some pictures, we are exhausted!! Toward the end are 2 pictures of her putting her footprint on the official adoption paperwork, Scott and I have our thumb prints on there as well. The last pictures are of her tonight asleep. She's perfect, we couldn't imagine life without her and it's only been 5 hours!! Enjoy the pictures!!

22 comments:

Amy & Jason said...

I have tears of joy right now!!!!!!!

Kate said...

I'm so excited!!!! I have tears rolling down my face. I can't wait till you are home with her, but I love seeing pictures of you holding her. Now she's ours forever.

Marcy said...

I am teary eyed!
She is so perfect and you and Scott are GLOWING! i am so happy for you!
oxox

Donna said...

she's precious, SO happy that you had a great first day with your daughter!! Does it still feel sureal to hear that? Can't wait to watch the rest of your journey!

reyfam1994 said...

Hallelujah! So incredibly happy for you both and for Laila. Have an amazing time in China bonding to your precious new baby girl.

Sarah
MCC 07 group

Stacy and Jon said...

What a beautiful family! I woke with a smile on my face today, knowing Laila was with her mommy and daddy. I love her bright eyes. Congratulations!!

Karmen and Greg said...

Congratulations!!! I am SOOO happy for you. What a beautiful ending to the long wait and a beautiful beginning to the rest of your lives! I rejoice with you and pray you have a wonderful rest of the trip bonding with your precious little girl!

Karmen
www.babybernacchi.com

Jami said...

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!!!!!!!!! I can't stop crying!!!! I can't wait to meet her in person and I really wish I was there to give you all big hugs!!!!!!

kris said...

Congratulations!! What a little peanut!! SO happy for you guys!!!

Nicole said...

So sweet!!!! Congrats!

Carrie said...

Congrats!

Marion said...

Congratulations ! I am so HAPPY for you .Laila is adorable it's wonderful to finally see you holding your beautiful daughter .

Melinda said...

She is beautiful! Oh the joy you must be experiencing now! I am so very happy to see your family of three together at last!

Katie said...

This is just the best news! She's beautiful and you all look wonderful! A big congratulations to all of you!!! :)

Jaime said...

It's amazing how perfectly our children fit into our lives. It makes all those times someone said "when its your child you just know it" seem so true. Congrats!! She is BEAUTY-full!

Jen & Rob said...

Oh what a lovely day - a beautiful family of three!
Thanks so much for sharing. She is such a little thing isn't she? What fun you all must be having. Enjoy your moments together and we'll be following along!
Jenny G.

Melissa said...

She's beautiful!! You are finally a family and she's in your arms...congratulations!!

Natalie said...

I am so excited for you guys! I haven't been on your blog since you got your referral and am shocked that you have your sweet little bug!
She IS beautiful and I cannot wait to read more!!
Happy Forever Family Day! and Congratulations.

Natalie

Great Aunt MJ said...

I can't stop thinking about her! (you two too). No words can even come close to being "the best" ones. What a great, joyous day. She looks wonderful! It is a Wonderful Life!!!! Love seeing her sleep and the looks of pure joy on your faces. I kept her pic up on my blackberry and showed it to all the docs and eve some patients! How bad is that!

rose said...

Congratulations! Finally a family together. She is beautiful!

Denise said...

I'm so very happy for you!!! You've waited so very long, I'm just so happy. May you all be very happy together!

Carrie said...

Congrats!