Wednesday, January 10, 2007


A sweet surprise! Today we received another picture of our little Reagan! It was taken November 19th by another family traveling to pick up their daughter. We are immensely grateful for this glimpse into Reagan’s life. I had thought she was sleeping in more of a wooden crate structure with no mattress or blanket, but apparently those are the toddler beds – the infants are coddled a little more and get real blankets and pillows! Again, I’m reassured that while the orphanage is quite poor, the care for these precious ones is quite tender. Reagan looks very clean (as does her bedding) and comfortable – and still VERY tiny! Look at that little elbow! I’m so anxious to see what she actually looks like. Every picture we have is so different from the others that I wonder if I’ll even recognize her when we meet for the first time. I wonder what she looks like when she’s happy, when she’s upset, drinking her bottle, playing… Does she smile yet? Does she chew on her hand or cross her legs? Does she like to take a bath? Does she eat fast or slow? So many things that you know intuitively about your biological children, but I have no clue about. She is every bit my daughter, but still very much a stranger to me. I wonder when that will change. I’m prepared for the possibility that those feelings won’t be transformed the moment I first see her, but I hope that it will be sooner rather than later.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

She is SO adorable. I really love those cradles they have.

I'll be honest and tell you that as much as I LOVED Ava when we first met it took a good couple of months for that real motherly love to really come through. Not saying it will be the same for you of course, but I think it's great that you are thinking through all the possibilities. :)

Our Family said...

She is precious. I just love how babies sleep with their arms in the air. Sophie Le had the opposite arm in the air :o) They look so small in those cribs. I hope they get to stay in the bamboo cribs until we get to pick them up.

It looks like her hair is growing.

Please let this be our LID week!! I can't wait to get these babies home.

Dan and Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful picture! She looks so sweet in her crib. I want a new picture! :)

I hope LID comes soon!!! We need to get our babies.

Stephanie said...

She looks so adorable and very tiny. Our daughter was also in a crib like the one she is in.

Stephanie

Ryan and Heather said...

What a sweetie, she sure looks comfortable and cozy!

Heather and Michael said...

She is so tiny!!! It really cracks me up how bundled up they keep the babies because it is HOT there!!!! They do keep the babies in the bassinets until they hit a year. Sarah wasn't moved over to a crate until 13 months old, so she only slept in the crate for a month.

S. said...

Regan is absolutely beautiful! What a blessing, as are your other 2. I love the big girl bed, my daughter would be thrilled with it!