October 30, 2010

My Little Surprise

Very little – 6 pounds, 5 ounces, 20 inches long to be exact! Although I’m not sure how little she’ll stay since she’s gained 4 ounces in one week. She’s sure to hit a growth spurt momentarily! And I’m not sure how much of a “surprise” it is anymore since I was too slow to post! =)


We’ve had a little addition to our family. We have a daughter, and her name is Shayla. She’s got tons of hair, and she sometimes squeaks when she’s hungry. She’s got sweet brown eyes that are already starting to focus on things. She is in awe of the pendant lights. Her biggest meal so far has been 3 ounces. She’s a bundle of fun and is forgiving of our ineptitude.

As many of you know, our little girl came to us through adoption. We are a success story—it seems very surreal, and we are very happy. So, at this point, we are no longer adopting, rather we have adopted. I can’t let this beautiful event go by without thanking all of you who’ve thought about and prayed for us, spread the news that we were hoping to adopt, and were so kind as to put our button on your own websites. We are truly grateful. So as of now, you can officially remove those buttons. We aren’t hoping to adopt anymore—our hopes have been confirmed.

We are soaking up every moment with this new little person. Even her early morning, ear-piercing shrieks are symphonies to us. She’s truly an angel, and we just love her to bits. I should mention that we love her birth parents too, and we honor their ability to make this sacrifice of placing Shay in our home. Our relationship is not an adversarial one. We are all on the same team: Shayla’s team. We all want what’s best for her, and our friendship will grow over time. Open adoption is a blessing to us.

So here she is in all her glory! Ready to take on the world.

7 comments:

Cami and Juan said...

She's so very precious. I didn't realize she was so small. I'm so excited for you guys, you are going to love every moment. I adore her hair.

Dave and Rashelle said...

Congratulations! We are so thrilled for you and Mike. Shayla is so precious. I love all the beautiful dark hair!

Gini said...

She's incredible! I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations on your new DAUGHTER!

brittani c. said...

That last picture is adorable...so serene. She is a raven-haired beauty!

Mauri said...

Cami, Kristen just sent me your link. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. What a blessing. I was so happy to hear your success story. YOU DID IT!! Enjoy all that comes next.

Angiegirl said...

Camie, I'm utterly delighted for you guys. She's heavenly and it sounds like you are soaking up every moment. Congratulations!

Angela Frasure said...

Hey I have been so excited for you guys ever since we heard the news! HOpefully we can meet her sometime soon!