Thursday

2nd DNA and Embassy Dr. Appt.

Wow! It's good to be back. I just love this country- truly! I love the sights, the sounds, the smells...well almost all of them! I got off the plane yesterday and it felt strangely like home.


One of my secret prayers was to be able to attend Isabella's 2nd DNA test and Embassy Dr. appt. We did not plan to make this happen- it just did! We arrived at the hogar this morning to pick Isabella up, and lo and behold, our appointments were within the hour! I couldn't believe it! God answered this specific prayer! I am just so thankful to share this with her and to document it for her baby book.


Here are a few pictures of our day: Last pictures at the hogar- !Adios! Whoo hoo!!!!!!
Preparing for the 2nd DNA test- It's my first time signing as Isabella's mom!
Isabella gives her thumbprint as her "signature".
Collecting the DNA sample- Isabella loved it! I think it felt good on her gums. She even opened her mouth for the nurse. We all laughed!
Embassy Dr. appointment
My other prayer was that Isabella would catch up physically and developmentally. We were here in GC with her 6 weeks ago and she was way off in all areas- to be expected, but way off.
She's always been off-the-charts tiny. Guess what? Today she's at the 50th percentile in ALL areas! Also, the doctor said that she is perfect developmentally. I was in such shock that I had the doctor weigh and measure her again. I still can't believe it! I am blogging tonight to say that God really, truly answers prayers!!!

16 comments:

Nikki & Jeff said...

YAHOOOO!!! Soo excited that you're now with Isabella and get to do the 2nd DNA with her! Such a wonderful feeling.

I pray that you get the PINK soooon!

Ferrick said...

Wow! I just PM'd you on the forum, your there!! So happy for you. Of course God answers prayer, your holding one of His princesses. He is good, all the time. See you in a couple weeks. We are waiting for DNA to be at the USE and will then begin to plan our trip. Cant wait to meet you my friend. Susie

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

I am so happy for you!!! I think Malaena-Sloan may have had her DNA test and physical today, as well. I'm ready to come on down and join you! Enjoy your baby girl. God Bless. Cheri

Jaimee said...

I am soooo happy for you. God does answers prayers!!! You and Isabela look beautiful together! I'm hoping for a very speedy pink for you!!!

-Jaimee

McMurrays said...

Do you just have to pinch yourself?It is really happening she is yours and you will never give her back again. So glad you are there safe. God is so good!
Darcy

Anonymous said...

Oh Stacy - to see this post is really just humbling...I am so honored that I got to walk this long arduous journey with you! Praise God for HIS TIMING! She couldnt be more perfect for your Mommy heart.

Love, Dayna

Gina & Tommy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You look beautiful together!!!

Love,
Gina

The gFamily said...

YAY, you are in the mala!!! I am so happy to see Isabella in your arms with the knowledge that you never have to give her back! Isn't it the best feeling ever?!!!! God sure does answer prayers! She looks perfect in every way!! I have tears of joy!!!! God is so good!!!!!!

Jennifer & Filipe said...

It is so great to see you guys together! I am so happy that you got to be with her for this step in the process! Hope that DNA goes through quickly and you can get pink soon!

Brenda said...

I'm so happy you're there with Bella and that she is developmentally on target!!!! I've noticed that pink appts. are being issued a week after DNA is received so it won't be long now! Hopefully you'll be home before the end of April!

Love ya!

Auntie G said...

What great news all the way around!!
Gail

Shannon said...

Adios, Hogar, FOREVER!!!!!

I am so glad you are with your precious Bella and you NEVER have to give her back again!

Enjoy this special time (it's a lot less stressful when you know you are not going to give her back) in Guatemala.

I am so thankful the doctor gave you such good news. God is good.

Blessings,
Shannon

Laurie said...

I am so happy for you! That was really neat to see the Embassy Dr. Appt and DNA test! I learned so much after the fact! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to welcome Isabella to America! :)

Steve & Amy said...

YAHOO! Things are moving now!!! We are so happy for you, you now have sweet Isabella in your arms FOREVER! One more step done...now come on PINK!!! I think Isabella will look beautiful in PINK!!

Steph said...

YAY!!!! She is in your arms FOREVER!! What a wonderful experience and I am so happy to hear she is thriving now!!!

Amanda said...

Stacy,
That is AWESOME!!! Praise the Lord for all the blessings as of late.

Your little girl is almost there.

Congratulation,
Amanda and Gabi