Meeting an angel...twice!


We have met our daughter. We are going to name her Masha Alexandra. She is everything a mother (or father) could want in a child. She is sweet, lovable, inquisitive and has a sparkle in her eyes that says she is full of joy. She loves to play and she is always giggling.

I was very nervous about meeting our new daughter. It was so difficult with Lera because she was older and really did not see why these strange speaking Americans insisted on playing with her and disrupting her reign as queen of her groupa. She was very cautious and it took days for us to get her to enjoy being with us.

Masha was told that Mama and Papa were waiting and very cooperatively entered the little room that we were in. It took her about 5 minutes to decide that she adored Randy. It always takes a bit longer for them to decide about me. I just don't do that cool tossing them in the air that Randy does - especially when they weigh over 30 pounds. (That's a guess, based on my nephew Chase who is also a pleasant armful at slightly over a year).


She was dressed in an especially lovely little dress, white sweater and a sparkly rhinestone bracelet. We played and played until almost lunchtime. She was very tired and allowed Randy to hold her and rock her around the room. I even got a chance to snuggle her. She almost fell asleep in my arms.She went to have her lunch and waved sleepily and departed with a very sweet paka.

We went to the hotel and had lunch and rested a bit before returning to play some more. It is important to get in all of our visits before court so we get to see her twice a day before we leave.

She was still sleepy but the same incredible little girl for our second visit. She is so obviously loved by everyone at the baby house. And I think she is a indulged. She has lots of clothes and the most amazing snowsuit! We tried it on her but it is too bitterly cold to go outside.
She gives wonderful hugs and kisses. She moves toward you making little bubble popping sounds and fish faces before she plants one on you.

17 comments:

NDMom said...

She is just beautiful...what a blessing! She looks so cuddly and squishable just like my older daughter Grace is!

Thanks for sharing....

Love, Paula "Grace & Bella's Mama"

Amy L said...

She's adorable!! Just precious!!
What a happy little girl she is:)
Amy

Rachel said...

Miss Masha Alexandra looks like such a sweet little girl! Congratulations!

LIN said...

What a little doll. She was certainly worth waiting for. Nice to know she has been well cared for in the meantime. Have a safe trip back, it's been warming up a bit around here.(north IA)

Wendy said...

Your right she is all a parent could want in a little girl. I am so happy for you two and for that sweet giggly little angel too!

How blessed will your house be with 3 girls and a boy!

The Spicer Family said...

I am so happy for you and think Miss Masha is an absolute doll! The joy of the moment came through beautifully! I have shared your beautiful pictures with my Facebook friends and beyond! I love what you said about her: She is everything a mother (or father) could want in a child. I know that is perfectly true because that is how I feel about my three little girls with DS. Enjoy your time with her!!!! Jill from RR

Karl and Ashley said...

What a doll! She looks like such a wonderfully sweet little girl. Congrats :)

The Adamsons said...

Wow...you've finally gotten her in your arms...praise God! She is precious and so sweet. We're so glad she will have a family. We'll be praying for you.

soontobemomof9 said...

Beautiful pictures... she is just adorable!!!!!

Shelley said...

Well worth the wait :)

She is precious!!!!

Rich, Andrea, Reece & Owen said...

Elated for all of you...this process has been exhausting for you, but just look at the three of yo together :) Worth every minute and every penny, and what a special situation too. God's blessings on all of you, and all of the waiting children with Down syndrome in Russia!

Meredith said...

What a Beautiful Beautiful sight!! Sorry I'm so late on this, was out of town and believe it or not I didn't bring my computer :) SO VERY GLAD you've met her, she is adorable!

Cammie Heflin said...

SHe is darling!

Bethany said...

Ohhh such a doll!

The Keno Family said...

Oh Masha is beautiful! Congratulations! and Merry Christmas! Mary Ellen

Michelle Z said...

I believe you are home b/t visits, but I just found your blog through RR & wanted to tell you how excited I am for your family! What a beautiful girl Masha is - and she'll be a great addition to your lovely family!

I really enjoyed reading your blog!

(we are adopting Lilya from Eastern Europe)

Maria and Family said...

She looks so pretty and lovable :)