Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gotcha Day!!! In Ours Arms Forever





Hi everyone,
I'm 2 days late, but internet access is limited. We picked up our baby girl, I can now reveal her name, Nicole Yelena Romaka, Tuesday afternoon. She is amazing!! We took cakes, flowers and gifts to the baby home as thank you's for taking such good care of our baby the first year of her life. She was so happy to see us, she smiled the second she saw us. As we were coming down the stairs leaving the baby home, we went into the room she normally plays in to say good-bye to her caregivers and she was grabbing on to Eddie, holding him so tight. I think she thought we were taking her back and going to leave again, like on our visits. Not this time!! It was so wonderful leaving with her in our arms. She was wonderful on the drive back and has been an angel ever since. She did not want to eat anything at all that first day and did not like the formula I bought either. She did great in her bath and fell asleep easily. Around 11:30 she woke up scared and crying. She calmed down and then ate like a champ, baby food, but still no formula. Thank goodness for Jeanette's blog, I read it the day before we left and someone mentioned their little boy would not take formula, but he would take Pediasure. I ran to the store and bought some, thank goodness I brought it with us, she loves it. I'm using half pediasure and half formula for her bottles and it's working great. I had to go with our coordinator for a couple of hours yesterday so Eddie took her for a long walk. They walked around the city for almost 2 hours and she did so good in the stoller. Then we went out for some ice cream. We got up this morning and went down to our favorite cafe for breakfast. Now we're back in the room and Daddy and Nicole are both taking a nap, sleeping like babies. She is our miracle daughter. We should have named our blog, Our Miracle Baby, that's exactly what she is, nothing short of a miracle. Thank you Lord for this precious baby. I know she has been in your hands from the beginning, as have we. The road has not been easy getting to this point, but it is so awsome to see your glory revealed at the end!!
Just thought I would share, some essentials I brought from home have been the pack-n-play, stroller, teething toys, pediasure, baby oatmeal, and playtex drop-in bottles(so easy). The oatmeal wasn't working until I added a packet of sugar. Anything I think of that I can pass along for those coming soon I will. Now for some pics!!

16 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! she is so beautiful!!!!

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  2. She is beautiful and it sounds like everything went so smoothly!! Congrats.

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  3. She is sooooo beautiful!!! Such a happy little girl! Congratulations!!! I will take any advice you will throw my way. I'm starting to worry I don't know what all to bring.

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  4. She is gorgeous. Happy things are going well. Hopefully the rest of your trip will go smoothly and you will be home to the boys soon.

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  5. She is just a little doll. I think she looks like your family! Congratulations on your new little girl. You are so blessed!

    I think they sweeten a lot of the babies' food. You could also try pureed fruit in the jar...I used to add that to all the cereals...rice and oatmeal and that helped if you want a sugar alternative.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip and enjoy this special time with her.

    Kristine

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  6. Congratulations!!!! Your daughter completes your family of FIVE. She looks like an angel.

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  7. Oh my gosh.....she is absolutely beautiful!!!! And love, love her name!!! Enjoy your time and safe travels back to be reunited with the rest of your family!!!

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  8. Congratulations!!! Nicole looks just like your boys to me - how cool is that?! So excited for you all! Safe travels home!

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  9. Congratulations!!! What a precious angel, thank you for sharing (of course, all adorable clothes as well!!!) I look forward to more updates.

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  10. She's just perfect! Congratulations on completing your family!!

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  11. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  12. What an absolute Beauty, Congratulations!!

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  13. Been waiting for a peek at her. Just precious. Congratulations! You look absolutely ecstatic, and I'm so happy for you.

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  14. I am soooo happy for you! Nicole is absolutely beautiful and you all look so happy.

    Many blessings to your family,
    Laura :)

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