Monday, August 18, 2008

New Photo!!

With much appreciation and thanks to Holly who is currently in Kyrgyzstan meeting her son, I have a new photo of "The Princess". In all her glory, here she is:

I think she might have been moved to the "bigger" baby room because this is most definitely not the configuration of the room that she was in when she was in the tiny baby room. Another mom said this looks like the bigger baby room. I think they get moved there when they are 10 pounds, so that would be a blessing to know that she has grown more. She looks bigger to me. Every time I see a new photo of her I have to stare and compare with other photos of her to make sure it is her. She changes so much, but her sweet little lips always are a give away.

My heart longs to be there to get her. I visualize going back to the orphanage and getting her and never having to let her go again. I can imagine the car ride back to the hotel where I hold her and just stare at her, trying to memorize all her features and every sight, smell and sound of this event so I can tell her about it in years to come. I visualize getting off the plane in Nashville to family and friends who have waited so long with us for this day and the celebration we will have knowing that Ellie is finally home. Thank goodness my friend Jennifer is going so that I will have someone to capture the photos and videos for me and help me remember it all because I will be absolutely worthless. Kevin was the one who did that for us last time.

I can't wait to show Joshua when I get him from school today.

Soon, baby girl -- 53 days.


Kelli said...

Such a precious little girl. She does look bigger but still so tiny!

PS- the clothes don't look so bad(I had to look after Josh's comment on your other blog)! At least they are pink!

Hilary Marquis said...

What a cutie pie! You're so close! I can't wait for October ;)

Margaret and Tom said...

Yeah! It is sooo wonderful to get new pictures, and this one is sooo cute :) What a sweetie! She is just a peach. I think the big baby room where Milana graduated too had darker wood stained cribs, but this looks like the baby room she was in when we visited her, in fact her bed was under that window to the right if I'm not mistaken...if it is the room Milana was in first then maybe Ellie was in the really little baby room when you visited (I do think there are three total)and now she is in the medium size room :)
Take care, can't wait to hear your travel dates, I think of you often!

Jackie S said...

This is the room where Nola lived for almost 3 mos. I was told they are moved from the baby baby room into this room at around 3 mos of age. Nola was in the crib in the upper left of your photo (first crib by the changing table). There are 10 cribs in this room.

I think Ellie looks great in the photo :)

Lisa B and Family said...

And I know that guy holding her up! He is our driver/translator for NL and AA! Such a sweetie!
But not as sweet as the princess!!!