Melissa, Geoff and Mina

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pictures of Mina

Everyone keeps telling me I should sleep while I can. Well, it's 3:30 in the morning and I'm wide awake! I figured I might as well post some pics.Geoff got to feed her for the first time.

Our angel birth mother. I asked her if she minded if we posted pictures of her and she said go ahead. What an amazing woman! I cried as I helped her through the delivery. It was a natural birth and the baby's face was up so her shoulder was caught and it was very painful. Mina's face is bruised from coming out face up. They say that will clear up, though.



Just after delivery. She didn't cry at first and they were a little worried, but then she found her lungs. Her heart rate kept dropping every time Maria had a contraction leading up to the delivery and they were worried about that, too. Turns out there was a knot in her cord though it wasn't pulled tight. Everything is fine, though. She is a miracle! I'm still in shock and pray for Maria as we go through these next few days. I know this will be hard on her. The state of AZ requires that the birth mom wait 72 hours before signing the papers so we'll take the baby home when she's released from the hospital on a temporary foster license. Once the birth mother signs the papers the baby is ours. It takes about 6 months for the adoption to be finalized in the courts with the birth certificate stating that we are the parents. That's when we'll be able to bless her and seal her to us. You all will be invited to that blessed day.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This so exciting!!!! She is a beautiful baby girl. Maria is an amazing woman. Thank you Maria for bringing this beautiful girl to this earth. Missy and Geoff you will be wonderful parents. I am glad that you posted pictures at 3:30 am because I was dying to know if she was born yet, and if she was a girl, I didn't think I should call anyone at 5:30. Sure love you guys, and can't wait to see her.

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  2. That is so amazing and I couldn't be more happier for you and Geoff!! We can not wait to see her!

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  3. Congrats! What a wonderful experience to be there for the birth!!! Wishing you so much love, peace and a wonderful life with your new baby girl!!!

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  4. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby girl. We too are thankful for the miracle of adoption and what a blessing it really is. I am so happy for the three of you!

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  5. Congratulations! She's beautiful. You're in our prayers and thoughts. Have a fabulous day.

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  6. Yeah! Congratulations! We have now had 4 new nieces and nephews born in a month and a half and two more will come in January. We are so happy. What a blessing she will be in your lives. She is beautiful. Thanks for posting pics so quickly.

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  7. Congradulations!!!! I'm so happy for you guys, and what and awesome day that will be when your baby is sealed to you!! Hope all continues to go well!

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  8. Can't. Stop. Crying! I am sooooo thrilled for you! What an amazing blessing! She is so beautiful and you are going to be the most amazing Mom! You truly have a mothering heart!
    Thank you for posting pics and sharing this precious precious moment with all of us!!!!

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  9. Yeah, Missy and Geoff!! You beat us!!!

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  10. She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

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  11. When I read this I just started sobbing, it is a beutiful story Missy and I couldn't be happier for you and Geoff! :-) I love you so much and want you to be happy. This little baby is going to bring so much joy into your lives

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