Sunday, October 28, 2007

Adoption Update

We met with our Dillon family the other day to see what our next step was as far as our adoption goes. When we first found out we were pregnant with Carlie we weren't sure what was going to happen with our baby Avery (the name we gave our baby girl in China). Were we going to have to pull out of the adoption completely? Were we going to have to just be on hold for a while? Or were we going to just keep everything the way it was? Obviously, our desires were for our adoption to not have any hold ups and for it to remain where it was. But, when we met with Dillon in March of 2007 to tell them we were pregnant we were told we needed to request that our dossier be put on hold with the CCAA. This was at least not having to pull out completely. Dillon told us that once our new baby was born we needed to come back and reevaluate where we were and see what our next step was. And that is where we are now . . .
Deniese and Julie said that their hopes were that we could send a new letter into the CCAA requesting that our dossier be reinstated. They felt that our dossier would either be put back with our original LID group or even a little earlier! We may not have lost any ground at all! God DOES know the desires of our hearts!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Carlie's First Bath

Carlie had her first bath tonight and she seemed to handle it just fine. She only fussed a little bit.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Carlie Pictures

Carlie has my hands. Conner, Nicci, and Ethan all have Lyndal's hands, but Carlie has mine. I'll try to take pictures of the other kids's hands soon and post them.
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Monday, October 08, 2007

New Pictures of Carlie

Here is baby Carlie at almost 1 week old. She's doing really well! Last night she slept most of the night, just got up to eat a couple of times and then went right back to sleep.
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Friday, October 05, 2007

More Carlie Pictures . . .

Lyndal followed the nurses when they took Carlie back to give her her first bath. He said that she was screaming and all red when they were cleaning off her body, but when they scrubbed her head she completely relaxed - that is one sign of a true McMurphy! The other kids are adjusting great. Ethan walked by her a minute ago and said, "That my baby sister Carlie. Hers a good girl." He's very sweet to her and I am just believing that that is going to last forever!
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Carlie Grace McMurphy was born on October 1, 2007 at 4:12pm. She weighed 6lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. She has strawberry blond hair, just like Nicci's. When she had first had her bath her hair came out curly, but it doesn't seem to be that way now. She looks similar to the other kids, but there is something different about her look. Time will tell. She is absolutely precious, and snuggly, and girly, and cute! We are so glad she is here.
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Monday, October 01, 2007

We Have Lift Off!

She's going to be here by 2pm and weigh 6 lbs.10 oz. That's my guess. Any takers? Not that I'm a gamblin' woman at all!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Psalm 118:24