Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Pictures of RUBY MEI {and a surgery update}

Last night I received a text that made me start shaking, crying, and running to wake up John.  It was a new picture of our baby girl!!  I very sweet family that I have gotten to know through emails and messaging these past months is currently in Fuzhou, Fujian adopting their baby girl.  The kind mama had offered to inquire about Ruby for us when they visited the orphanage that the 2 girls were once in at the same time.  We had been told by other families that this particular orphanage would not allow families to see other children, take pictures, or get information about other children so we did not have any expectations.  But there were lots of prayers!  Imagine my surprise when I got a text late last night with a picture, and several messages saying that the orphanage was very happy to let them meet Ruby, touch her, talk to her, and ask questions about her!  She is going to send me a detailed email explaining all they learned but she texted me these pictures right away before they went to sleep for the night.  She says that they have even more pictures coming!!  This has surpassed all of our hopes and prayers.  It is a very special, rare opportunity to gain this kind of information and to receive all of these extra pictures!  She apologized that some were blurry but she said that her hand wouldn't stop shaking, she was holding her new daughter, and she kept reaching down to touch Ruby's little hands.  :)  I will take any pictures I can get- blurry or not!
Here is what we have found out so far:  Ruby had just returned that morning from being in the hospital for awhile following a lip surgery.  We are trying to get more information regarding this- we had no idea that she was going to have a second surgery there- she had already had her lip repair before we were matched with her.  How thankful we are that she had just returned in time for this family to see her!  Perfect timing!  The nannies said that Ruby is a very quiet baby and the family was able to get her to smile at them several times. :)  We can't wait to see more pictures and to hear all the other things they have learned about her.  I will share the rest of the pictures tomorrow!
About one more month to go until we hold her in our arms- I've never wanted time to fly by as much as I do right now.

UPDATE:  We had our adoption coordinator inquire about Ruby's surgery and she found out that it was actually to close her cleft palate!!  We did not want her to have anymore surgeries in China.  We wanted to pick her surgeon and mostly for her to be with her family during her recovery.  I have also heard that she could have spent a month or more in the hospital there after each surgery!  :(  I know there is nothing that can be done at this point but I cried and cried for her for days- not rational I realize, but I was just so heartbroken for her.  My poor baby.

1 comment:

  1. I'm SOSOSOSOSO HAPPY for you!!! She is beautiful!!!