Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New pictures!

Look at that smile! These new photos were taken last week, so she is around 7 weeks old. Our adoption coordinator said that Miranda is incredibly responsive and smiling a lot. Her foster mother said that she is going to see the pediatrician this month and we will get new measurements after that appointment. She is drinking 4 oz. every 3 hours. She goes to sleep at 9pm, wakes up for a bottle at midnight and then sleeps until 6am! Her foster mother said that when she wakes up, she smiles immediately. The foster mom has asked our permission to have her ears pierced, which is a very common thing in Guatemala for baby girls. When Miranda grows up she'll probably think it is pretty funny that I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 18!

I am meeting up with our adoption coordinator in a few days. She says she has a letter for me from the foster mother and one of the disposable cameras that I sent down for the foster mother to take pictures of Miranda. So, hopefully I will have more photos to show you soon!


D3CK5 said...

As crazy as it sounds, it is almost frowned upon down there if baby girls doesn't have their ears pierced. But the purpose for doing it is inspirational (to me at least). They believe earrings are representative of the child being completely loved and important enough to adorn with jewely. When I thought about it that way it was really impactful in my decision to get Lily's ears pierced before we came home with her.

What's amazing about it is the fact that they are such a poor country but almost every little girl has jewerly to signify they are loved. It's a true testimony to how much family means to Guatemalan's.

Good luck with everything - stay positive, be patient and trust!


Indra said...

Oh, those cheeks! And is that a little dimple I see?
She is an absolute doll.
Thanks for the great updates.