Sunday, June 29, 2008

thirteen months old today

You're another month older and we're another month closer to you Lilah Grace.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

lilah's 12 month medical update

Today we received Lilah's 12 month medical update! We are thrilled that she is developing well; she must be adorable looking with those little teeth. Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures, but we will stay optimistic that they will maybe come later. Here are the measurements from her birth and 6 month reports we received previously, and also her 12 month report we received today. I can't wait to hold my precious baby girl!

      BIRTH         6 MONTHS 12 MONTHS
HEIGHT: 53cm 62cm 77cm
WEIGHT: 3.8kg 7.2kg 8.6kg
HEAD SIZE: 33cm 41cm 44cm
CHEST SIZE: 33cm 42cm 45cm
TEETH: 0 0 4

Sunday, June 15, 2008

daddy's day

Happy Father's Day Colin!

There is one thing I know for sure, and that is what a fantastic father you will be to our little Lilah girl.

2007 - Ottawa - Fall

To my daughter - Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are, what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin.
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my baby girl, I'm doing all that I can do.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

love, love and more love

We can't get enough of our baby girl. We look at her picture many times a day declaring our love for her. I was reminded last Sunday of the following verse, speaking of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:8 - Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. What a beautiful verse!

Lilah Referral - 6 months

Monday, June 2, 2008

care package enroute to yangdong swi

So our agency told us we are allowed to send a care package to the orphanage for our little Lilah. It took us quite a while to figure out what exactly would go into that small package! We finally decided on the following...

- A little dress with matching ruffle bums and a little clip for her beautiful hair.
- A photo book with her mama and baba's pictures in it, so maybe she will recognize us!
- A new dolly since it's her favourite toy.
- Candy for her caregivers and a letter thanking them for looking after her.

lilah's care package