Monday, June 23, 2008

"Hey mom and dad, it's 4 a.m......wake up!!"


She is WIDE awake!! I'm not sure what is going on.....maybe she slept too much yesterday. I think her medicine is making her sleeping schedule crazy. She is talking up a storm. Even though we are both exhausted.....it is still so cute. For those who suggested the Baby Ergo carrier......you were right. IT IS MAGIC!!! Every time we put her in it, she is so happy and then falls asleep. It was so worth getting it. And, thank you Lord, it was delivered the day we found out she was sick. Perfect timing!

I have a lot of thoughts I will share later, but I'm afraid it would sound crazy if I tried to write at 4:30 in the morning. We love y'all so much. We feel so loved!!

Lindsey

P.S. We are pretty sure our daughter will become the next great female carpenter!!! She is obsessed with anything made out of wood. Unless there is a job that involves eating large quantities of Gerber Puffs....if so, sign her up for that!

30 comments:

Carrie S said...

I am so glad she is with you and feeling much better; I just saw all the posts today. I can't imagine the roller coster of emotion you have been going through. God has a plan and he is cradling you all in his loving arms right now. Enjoy these days, and I pray she gets to go home with you very soon. I think it is so great you are staying down there with her until she can come home. She needs her Mommy and Daddy.

sillysmiths said...

I can't get over how cute she is!! Piper has been very sick for the last month with Salmonella and the only thing she will eat is yogurt. I was going to suggest trying that with Eliana if she is still feeling yucky. I hope you guys get some rest today!

Dena said...

Well - that is a GREAT sign that she is awake, talking and of course as cute as she can be!!!! She just has THE best eyes, and hair , and smile - i could go onnnnn and onnn!

Courtney said...

So happy that you guys have been united with your daughter! Congrats! What a blessing adoption brings into our lives. Glad that Eliana is recovering well and that you guys are enjoying your bonding time.

Armstrong's said...

Seriously- can she be any cuter? So glad you guys are here and here to stay. We look forward to seeing you in Antigua!

Carolina said...

Dear Chris and Lindsey,
She looks great! I was trying to call you guys last night at the hotel and discovered that my cell phone does not allow me to call overseas! Grr... I'm glad to see and hear that she is doing so well. Praise the Lord. I'm sure we will talk soon.
God Bless,
Lisa

Andrea said...

She is looking super cute! I am SO glad you are able to be there with her. She will never forget this time with you both, I promise!

And take it from me-nap when she naps. It's the best advice I've ever gotten! A tired Mama is no fun.

Much love!

The Heinrichs said...

I wonder why you were leaving me messages at 4 am!!! Look at that smile!! Aren't you glad you are there???

GWEN OATSVALL said...

love that little smile ... sleep can be worked out ... enjoy every minute and i have a few Gerber Puff girls here also ... love you and still praying ...

Raye said...

Praise God!!
I'm so glad she is feeling better. I hope all the raspy-ness goes away. I cannot wait to meet this sweet girl! Have fun and enjoy these 4 am's...

I am continually praying for y'all

Rachel said...

Oh Lindsey...
I'm so glad she is feeling better. We are out of town in Chicago but I have been checking the blog every chance I get and covering you guys in prayers!

Farrah and Jed said...

She looks very happy and that she is gaining strength back by the minutes....I'm so happy you two are there with her, and even at 4am she is SUPER DUPER CUTE...

Lainie said...

Welcome to parenthood! I know I don't have to tell you to try to keep your sense of humor and treasure the moments! Dane and I still can picture those middle of the night treasures - that little wide-eyed face ready to party when we're exhausted. Priceless times.

Try to take turns getting some power naps, though. You need to stay well.

Take care.

Love you,
Lainie

Anonymous said...

Linds and Chris,
We had no idea everything that happeend of the weekend until today!
Praise the Lord she is ok and in your arms!
We pray God will continue to bless your time with her and get her homeSOON!
Love you,
Syd & Tom

Libby said...

She is beautiful! I am so excited that you are able to be with her. I know that sometimes, medication does the opposite effect in kids and makes them hyper vs. tired. Also, speaking of medication...you might want to try and get her to eat yogurt. Another side effect of medication is a possible yeast infection. My son is getting over one on his bottom right now; not fun at all. Praying for you guys...Libby

April said...

LOL...Maribel did the same thing when we went for pick up trip and she had a cold, so her schedule was really crazy for about a week, so hang in there..Maribel loved her carrier, we went walking daily in it and it did help too.. She is just precious..Thinking of ya'll..

Laura Nipper said...

Glad to read that Eliana is feeling better. She is just darling and looks so happy in her Mommy and Daddys arms.

Amy Clemons said...

Welcome to parenthood! It is fun though and you will look back on these times and wish you could go back in time and just treasure them for a few minutes longer. Glad to see that she is much better. We have been checking daily on her progress and yours. I am reminded by your experience to be so thankful for what God provides for me and my family and to never take it for granted, especially our little ones.

Laurie said...

She is just adorable! I'm so glad Chris' craziness makes her happy and she slept last night! What a blessing! Being a carpenter can't be so bad, I know a pretty amazing man that was a carpenter! :)

Big hugs to you both and besos to Eliana from Bella!

Mommy said...

So glad for your post. Passing them on to so many people praying in Chattanooga. She looks great even at 4am!!!

In Christ,
Tammy

Harris Family said...

SO glad you guys made it down there and that she is doing good! What a blessing that she is waking up and ready to play at 4 am. There is a lot to be thankful for! Still praying for everything to go smooth. She is so so beautiful!

Tamara said...

Chris & Lindsey,

I came across your blog a few months ago and I have been following you guys in your journey. I am 26, single and in the process of adopting my first son. My sister and I will be at the Grand Tikal on Thursday to celebrate his first birthday with him this weekend. I am so happy that Eliana is doing much better, and yes I have had those 4:00 mornings also. This will be the 4th visit trip.
Maybe we will meet you guys!
www.journeytodominic.blogspot.com

If you need anything, I can bring it for you..

-Tamara

Amy said...

She is just beautiful and I am glad she is with mommy and daddy while she recuperates. I found your blog through Lou's. Your story is amazing and I can't wait to hear that your daughter is home forever! Feel free to visit our blog!

www.amylynn3-thegoldsteins.blogspot.com

Lee Anne and John said...

Just love seeing that bright smile. You would never guess that she had even been sick! She is just so beautiful.
Hugs from Jersey!
Lee Anne
www.clarkadoption.blogspot.com

Holli said...

PRAISE GOD!!! She looks so big from the first time I started reading your blog and am so excited that you will be able to be with her and nurse her back to health. Praying for total HEALING!!!

Holladay Family said...

That is great that she is doing so good! After my son has his similar episode, I had to watch and make sure he didn't sound "raspy" in his lungs. They wanted me to make sure he didn't get fluid that changed to pneumonia. Thankfully, that didn't happen. They said it takes a few days to show up, and since she looks so happy and great it looks like you guys are in the clear! Blessings to you!

Tamara said...

Do you need another round of Gerber puffs, baby goldfish or cheerios? I am bringing a ton for my son, so let me know if you need anything..
email me at: tlc2senior@aol.com

I will call you Thursday afternoon when we get to the hotel, and party time is 11:30 on Friday by the pool. Come enjoy some cake and pizza with us!

Amanda said...

Lindsey,
Bless your hearts!! What a terrifying experience to fear for your daughter from so far away. You are blessed beyond measure that you were able to make it to her side. And she is coming home so soon. You never have to be without her again. YOu continue to be in our prayers.

I'll always be sorry that we didn't get to meet in Antigua.

Love,
Amanda and Gabi

Tracey said...

What a cutie, even at 4am. I am so in love with her smile:)

What hotel are you at?

Bobbi said...

Sounds like she is feeling better. When they are that cute you just can't resist them.

Hope all is still well