Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What we have gotten ourselves into!

Well it has been a crazy last couple of days, and I apologize for not updating our blog sooner... but we are alive and we are well...and we are officially, unofficially, officially parents (pending our court date). We met our little girl on Monday (May 23rd) at 10:00 in the morning... and had about 30-45 minutes with her until we were pushed out the door, for her to have her lunch. She's 3.5 years old...but she's VERY delayed. I'm already stressed/anxious about all of her struggles that she has ahead ofher (tons of speech therapy, some physical therapy for her hip joint, dental work, and lots of interaction/much needed "momma" and "papa" time)... but I know God has big plans for her... Just trying to take one step at a time.

Today, was our second day. We get to visit her in the orphanage from 9-11:30 and 4-6 pm every day (including weekends). We already see some changes in her from the short time that we've been able to pour ourselves into her.On the first day she was very reserved and hardly muttered a sound - now she loves when Papa flips her upside down (giggles like crazy), she's walking around more and more (bruises and cuts to prove it), and doesn't seem to be a big fan of when we have to drop her back off in her group's classroom and is making a lot of ooo'ing and awww'ing sounds. She still not listening to us when we call, but we think that's because of the language barrier combined with her institutionalization tendencies.

Friends... please pray... pray for this adjustment period for the hubby and I... pray that any doubt will exit my mind, pray that she'll continue to show progress... and start to flourish with all of the love and prayers that you have been sending from so far away (and from the vitamin gummy that Papa sneaks into the orphanage without the Ukrainian nannies knowing).


I'm not allowed to post photos of our sweet girl until she is "officially" ours... but for now I can show you her thin chicken legs! (the stains on her knees are from iodine from all her falls).
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24 comments:

  1. sending you positive mojo from San Francisco!!!!

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  2. Praying! You have so many people praying for you. Can't wait to hear updates as you can give them. Much love, RJA

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  3. Everything will work out fine. I know you are going to be the amazing mother that this sweet little angel deserves. I know you will do everything you can for her and she will grow out of her delays :) she needs a lot of love and you have a lot to give <3

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  4. Oh I LOVE her! Can't wait to meet my little niece...~Tante Tini

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  5. I'll be praying for you, your husband and your sweet little one! You are doing an amazing thing giving her a home.

    Blessings,
    Mary :)

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  6. Praying for you and your growing family! when is your court date? or can you not say...it's ok, still praying!

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  7. Karen and Jason,
    As always, I continue to pray for you on your adoption journey. God has a plan and His hand is in this...and is carrying you sometimes, I know it! Hang in there. Remember there are LOADS of folks out there who have been where you are...you just need to look. They will be a huge resource to you.

    Tracy

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  8. Big hugs and big prayers.
    It's so amazing to see what God is doing.

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  9. Praying for you guys!!! Oh the precious children God gifts us with! Praying that you will have peace! If you need encouragement please follow my friend Linny at http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com

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  10. We are praying for you little precious one! And your Momma and Papa too! God is doing an amazing work in all of you right now! How exciting to see His glorious plan unfold!

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  11. brought tears to my eyes reading about this part of the journey and seeing her sweet chicken legs! Your FAMILY is in our prayers!

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  12. You're a mommy! And Jason's a daddy!!! I'm so so so excited for both of you! And I have no doubt that she will continue to blossom and grow and you two continue to love on her and care for her.

    Can't wait to meet her!!!

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  13. Thank you for this update! It brought tears to my eyes and I'm certainly praying for you and Jason and the baby girl during this time!
    The photo of her legs makes me think of her momma :) Hugs from Boston!

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  14. So wonderful! She will blossom and be a wonderful, happy and loved little girl!

    XO

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  15. Oh, how wonderful! Sending prayers your way! Everything will be fine!

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  16. She's the luckiest girl in the whole wide world- her fate changed the second you walked in the door. Let there be no doubt in your minds or hearts- because God doesn't make mistakes!!

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  17. Tears!!!! I can not think of a better blessing for this little one than to be a part of the Davis Family, the rest will all fall into place. God bless you for giving an orphan a home!!!

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  18. Oh Karen, I can't imagine what you're going through. But I do know that little girl is so blessed to have such a loving new mom and dad that she will flourish under your care. The Lord knows what He is doing, although at the time, we may not see it. Always in my prayers. ((Hugs))

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  19. Prayin' for you both. You are the perfect blessing in Charlotte's life.

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  20. Sending love and prayers to all of you!

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  21. Happy for all three of you, and can't wait to see more pictures of the little lady! The iodine knees make for a cute photo. Good luck on the rest of your trip.

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  22. So happy for all of u. God Bless. Love Stacey cashin

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  23. Karen,

    Delayed is temporary...keep thinking that way. It's not a destination, it's an exit off of the highway, and eventually, she (with your help and love) will get back on the main roads.

    I am/have been in your shoes (kind of). We have/are navigated Early Intervention services, and our baby girl is Autistic - with delays indicating she isn't 2 1/2 yrs old but really only 12 mos old. And I firmly believe you CAN and WILL do this and your angelbaby will be FINE. You guys are strong, you have a strong support system and above all of anything else, you have love. And that love, especially the love of a mama to her baby, conquers EVERY SINGLE OBSTACLE.

    I know I'm not in the exact same situation, but if you ever need someone to listen, I have 2 very accomodating ears (or a computer screen, haha). Delays are temporary.

    Sending you guys lots of love,
    Chrissy (from way back in WHS Band Front)

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  24. I am so thrilled to be catching up on all your experiences with your little girl. The Lord will truly bless you with all of your determination and LOVE!

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