Thursday, December 28, 2006

Update from Kelly's Sister

Hi everybody! This is Holly & Amy - two of Kelly's sisters. The Internet is currently down at her hotel in Vietnam, so she asked us to post an update to her blog. She doesn't think she will have Internet access until the 1st of January.

THEY HAVE LUCY!!!!!!! She is perfect in every way. Here are a few details that we thought would be fun to share.

Kelly & Justin went to the orphanage on the 27th. They weren't sure what to expect, but it was a very small orphanage...only 7 babies! And, they had three amazing caretakers. The caretakers were hesitant to let Kelly & Justin hold Lucy at first, because they are so attached to their precious charges. They finally did let them hold her, and Kelly said it was amazing. Kelly said she didn't even cry. I think she was just overwhelmed with joy! She said they got some wonderful video. Kelly & Justin had received a picture of Lucy with one of her caretakers, and she looks so kind - this caretaker is particularly attached to Lucy. She took Lucy outside & completely broke down & wept. Kelly said she & Justin totally lost it when they saw this happen. She obviously loves Lucy so much, and she is going to miss her. This really touched me, because it meant Lucy has been getting awesome care from people that really love her. I can only imagine how hard it would be to care for these precious babies every day & then have to give them up. There are two other couples in Kelly's group, so three of the seven babies are already adopted! This day was just a visit, and Kelly said it was very hard to leave Lucy after they met her.

The next day they met Lucy at the courthouse for the Giving & Receiving Ceremony. After that, Lucy got to stay with them! I don't have many details about this, but Kelly said that Lucy did great on the bumpy ride back to Denang (1.5 hours!).

Some fun tidbits:
Lucy is rolling all over the place! She seems to be right on track developmentally!
Kelly said she wished she had a cradle, because Lucy & her fellow friends at the orphanage all slept in cradles & loved to rock.
Lucy loved her bath! Kelly said she was splashing & kicking all over!
Lucy has a bit of a runny nose, so they were giving her some medicine for that.
Kelly said that the orphanage had Lucy dressed in a long-sleeve shirt & a red sweater with a hood, so she was very hot! It's in the 80's, so she was sweltering!
They put some PJ"s with legs on Lucy, and Kelly said Lucy wasn't sure what to think about that, because she's never had anything on her legs.
They say Lucy is still little, but a very healthy five months. Kelly is guessing she's around 14 pounds!
Also, they have gotten some good smiles out of her already! Lucy's claim to fame at the orphanage was that she was the "laid back" one. How precious is that?!?!?!

Basically, everything is going great! Kelly & Justin sound great! We are interested to hear how their first night went with the baby. We'll update more as we hear from them. They are just so happy to have their little girl!!!!!


KelleyO said...

Thanks for bringing us up to speed! I can hardly wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

I can not wait to see pictures!!!!! I cried when I read all about her!!!! I can not wait for you all to come!!! I miss yall!!:) Please give "miss little" a big kiss!
We love you ,
Christy and Steve

RollerCoaster said...

Awesome update! Congratulations to the new parents! I am so happy things are moving right along!

Stepping On Legos said...

Sounds *wonderful*!!!!!!!! I can not WAIT to see pictures!!!!!!!! Congrats Pollards!!!!

Jo said...

Thank you for posting, I have been wondering how things are going. I can't wait to see pictures. Lucy sounds wonderful (as if there was any doubt).

Rachel said...

Holly and Amy, thank you so much for updating us!!!

Justin and Kelly, I hope you're up and running soon. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! Congratulations on your new baby girl Kelly and Justin. She seems to be a wonderful match for the two of you. Can't wait to see the pictures of her in your arms.
Shelly and Rob Weston

Anonymous said...

thank you holly and amy!!!!
i love all the details and am already wanting more more more!
please keep us updated! can you imagine how much fun they are having!?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sis for the update! Kelly, so glad to hear things are going so well... Lucy sounds like a little doll.

Anonymous said...

Holly and Amy, thank you so much! I have been checking the blog every second to get the updates! Kelly and Justin, I know you guys must just be so happy to finally have your baby girl! I can't wait to meet her!!

Susan said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! I'm so happy Lucy is finally with you. Eagerly awaiting details and lots of photos.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update - I'd been worried after hearing about the earthquake in Vietnam and am so glad they're ok and have Lucy and have had the G&R. Congrats Kelly, Justin & Lucy!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WE have waited so long for this!!!! Yea Kelly and Justin. Lucky parents....Lucky little

thanks so much for the update - I check my email hourly...

kisses to Lucy from Liberty Mai

Anonymous said...

thanks holly and amy for the updates! please keep us posted! love, kathy

Sara said...

Wonderful news! Thanks to Holly and Amy -- I was really getting worried about your wonderful sister.
Congrats to the brand-new Pollard family. Can't wait to see pictures!
Sara, Jeff & Lucy

Anonymous said...

Oh it's so great to hear that Kelly has Lucy!!! Can't wait for some pictures!!!