Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Call That Changed Everything

One year ago today at around 4:30 p.m. I received "The Call" with the referral of our beautiful baby girl. I had been pacing for weeks and was really reaching the end of my rope waiting as it had been 7 1/2 weeks, which at that time was unheard of with our agency. I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw the caller ID. And to repeat a cliche that so many have used, she was surely worth the wait! We were a bit concerned because she was so tiny (4 lbs 7 oz , 17 inches at 2 1/2 weeks old) and anemic at the time, but we felt confident that with some good formula and care she would be just fine. And, of course, she was. Within 2 weeks, she was rechecked and had already gained a pound and continued to steadily gain. She went from being way off the growth charts to now being between the 50th and 75th percentiles for height, weight and head circumference. At her one-year checkup a couple of weeks ago, she weighed in at almost 22 lbs!!!!

So, here are some pictures from referral:




9 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow, Alleen, she is gorgeous! I can see how you fell in love at that moment. Happy "referral call" anniversary!

Michelle Smiles said...

Amazing how that call changes everything!

The McKenzie Crew said...

wow - got goosebumps lookin at those pics - wow - are babies have come a LONG way:):):)

Have the best Easter Ever!!!!


Lots of Love from our family to yours!!
Julia:):)

ginger said...

It is so amazing how one phone call will change the rest of your life. She was pretty from the very beginning.

Holly G. said...

Hey Alleen,

I think she already had all of her diva plans in her head in that last picture...didn't you notice that sly little smile??? You should have known you were in trouble from the start:)

Lisa said...

Congrats on this wonderful anniversary! I love to just sit and watch Maegan sleep and think of how great life is now! Our girls are the best thing that has happened to us! (Joel and Ferdy are 2nd!) I hope y'all have a great 1st Easter together!
Hugs!

Kim said...

How beautiful she was - and is!! Happy referral day (one day late). I hope your family had a blessed Easter.

Princess D said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous Easter photos and I love love the last photo where she is so tiny and has a little grin on her face.

D

Carrie said...

I get goose bumps. She was a beautiful newborn and has grown into a gorgeous and healthy 1 year old. It is amazing to relive those moments. I am a little behind on reading blogs, so I am catching up tonight.