Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The BIG day has arrived!!!

Well, I would start off by telling you all the details about what happened in our day that led up to meeting our daughter, but I know what you all want. So, here it is...



The pictures are not great. We were in the hospital, so without the flash didn't take the best pictures and are kind yellow tinted and with the flash washes her out, so these were the best we could do. She has a cold, so we visited her at the hospital. They put the children in the hospital even if they have a cold so that they don't spread it to the rest of the children. We didn't get to hold her, the nurse held her the whole time. She was very serious and wary of us at first. I think Ryan was the first man she had ever seen. I brought out toys for her to play with, but she was more interested in looking at me. Eventually, she loosened up and would play with me by hitting my hand & drumming on the table. She does have a cute smile, but it was hard to capture. She would then just touch me all over my face, very sweet. I can't wait to see her again! Poor Ryan, he only got touched by her once. She would get very serious looking when he would talk. We will find out tomorrow morning if we will be visiting her in the orphanage or the hospital again. Pray that we can visit her in the orphanage, I think she would loosen up more and it would be great to see her in her natural setting. Plus, they say that she crawls and cruises, but it would be good to see her do that herself. Oh, by the way, she turned 1 on 10/16/08, 2 days after we got our travel dates.
I will update with more details in a little while!

22 comments:

nybogi said...

She Beautiful! Congrats! I hope she feels better so that you guys can play her tomorrow! Enjoy every minute.
-Barbara & Craig

Katie and Pete said...

She is beautiful!!!!! I cannot wait to hear more. I really hope you get to see her outside of the hospital as I know it's not the ideal setting to interact with her.

Congratulations!!!

Katie and Pete said...

And so young, how wonderful!

Amy said...

Oh My goodness Nichole!! she is so cute. I think she looks just like you!! I can't wait to hear all about your day! I hope she gets to feeling better soon.

Jennifer said...

She's GORGEOUS, Nichole! How unreal to see you with her finally! I can't wait for you to bring her home! Oh, and she has the same BD as my mom. Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Yay! What a cutie!

Amanda said...

Oh Nichole she is just perfect!! I am so happy for you and your family! YEA!! Praying that she will get over her cold quick so you can play at the orphanage. Congratulations!! She is just beautiful!

ma_saxsma said...

Congrats guys. She is Beautiful!! We are so excited to hear more. Thanks for sharing all the details. Melissa and Andy

Holli said...

WHAT A CUTIE!!! And you thought you would never have a child that looked like you! Blondie Hair and Blue Eyes! God had it planned the whole time!!!! Ok I NEED DETAILS!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIARA!!!
Want to know what Kiara says when she sees her sis for the first time! Oh and why couldn't you hold her? I so want to call you and hear all about it!

Holli said...

Oh and what is her name???? :) HELLO details!:)
Love you guys PRAYING!

ma_saxsma said...

Congrats guys. She is beautiful!!! She is so tiny too. I am glad everything is working out for you guys. Can't wait to hear more. Melissa

Janell said...

Congratulations Nicole!! She is a doll. I love that she has blonde hair and blue eyes like you and Kiara looks like Ryan. Fun. How will you ever be able to leave her?? Sooo excited for you!!

Dani said...

Yippee! I've already printed off her pictures for Kyndall and Megan to see...and to look at some of my our old baby pics at Bobby's house and compare! =)

I hope you get to hold her tomorrow...how adorably sweet that she was touching your face! Oh...and my vote it (and everyone else that I have told agrees) that you should keep her Russian name! Love it.

Love you!
Dani

Ute said...

Nichole, I am so happy for you all. She is a beautiful little girl and I hope she is feeling much better tomorrow.

Enjoy your time in Russia:)

natenjoyrug said...

OH MY GOODNESS...SHE IS PERFECT!!!! Totally fits in. I want more details too...what is her name! I so need a phone call too. Can't wait to hear and see more....

AbbyMel said...

I love her!! She looks so precious. Congrats, I am so happy for you. Once she meets Ryan again, she won't be able to do anything but fall all over him!! I loved that she touches you, her heart is connected to yours....

CJentes said...

Wow Nichole, what an exciting day! Thanks for sharing the pictures - what a cutie!

Heidi K. said...

Thanks for the invite! Your daughter is darling! I hope you get to spend time with her in a non-hospital setting.

barbara and david said...

OMG, what a little cutie! I am so excited for you guys! Can't wait til the journey is over and you are home with your family of 4.

The Gardners said...

Wow! How exciting! I am with Holli, what is her name? SHe is beautiful!

Jennie said...

How exciting Nichole and Ryan! Thanks for letting us be a part of this wonderful journey! Keep the pictures coming!!

Laura said...

Hi Nikki and Ryan.I love the videos of you kissing vera. She is darling. I have been thinking about you guys and can't wait to hear all the details. Congrats!