Saturday, July 23, 2011


We got new pictures and updated measurements of sweet Hannah! I'll start with the pictures since that is what you really want!

Don't you just want to grab her and hug her!!!!

Look at that sweet face!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture! Look at her adorable legs! Her round little face is just precious!

Closer up.

We got new measurements too! She is currently 16 months old and she is 18.74 pounds and 28.5 inches. She is in the 3rd percentile for both height and weight. Her head circumference is at 58%, which means that even though she is a tiny little thing, her brain has been able to maintain adequate growth during her development.

The update we received said "she is the beautiful girl in her orphanage, every nanny likes her !!" It is always good to know that the people with her like her! I hope they love her and show her love each day! It is evident in the pictures that she looks clean and well kept. It appears they did the best they could to dress her nicely for her pictures. All of these are signs that she is special to her caregivers.

We are already so in love with her and can't wait to go and get her! We continue to wait for our LOA (day 42, but who's counting). The average wait for LOA is 54 days, so maybe it is coming soon. After getting it, travel could happen in 2 - 3 months. Until then, we are thankful for our new information on our little darling! We pray for God's timing to continue to guide this adoption. We are thankful for his provisions so far. When I worry about Hannah, I do my best to remind myself that she belongs to God and that he knows her every need. He knows how many hairs are on her head and she is worth more than many sparrows!! She is His, not mine! But my mama's heart wants her here and not there. We want to be the ones kissing her boo boos, singing songs with her and teaching her that Jesus loves her! But, God knows my heart, and so I will trust him and wait on his most perfect timing.

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14


  1. She is absolutely adorable!!

  2. YaY! So happy you received the update you were hoping for! She is GORGEOUS and ADORABLE! Praying your LOA arrives quickly!

  3. Oh my...How precious and sweet is this little child!
    Congrats on her, i can see why you are so excited!
    BBB on RQ

  4. OH MY!!! She is as cute as a button!!!! How wonderful, and she looks happy!! She is truly beautiful....if only you could climb right through the pics to hold her, right?!:) but,SOON!!!!