Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sigh...I'm in LOVE

May updates are in! Tessa is getting so BIG! I love how her little cheeks are filling out. She looks healthy and happy. And it was such a delight to see her wearing one of the outfits we sent in our first care package. It's a 0-3 months, and she's 4 months old, so she's a peanut. :) And the HAIR! Gotta love her mini-mohawk! Stylin' baby! LOVE our girl...we need her home.

It's been 16 days since our court hearing, and the average from court hearing to civil ruling is 33 days (based on past cases that I'm aware of from our yahoo group). We'd love to be "average," so please keep Tessa in your prayers for a quick civil ruling. After civil ruling, it'll be 1-2 months until final ruling, then we can go get her.

Here's her pics! She's 4 months old in these pictures. And, if you don't mind, I'd love to have more people leave comments. If you stopped by, take a sec and click on the comment area at the bottom of the post. Thanks!



29 comments:

Holly said...

She is so adorable!!! I'm praying your wait is "average" too.

w8tn4#2&3 said...

Oh Michelle...Tessa looks so happy and healthy! She is beautiful!
Jami

QingLu Mama said...

Oh, yes...update day rocks! Tessa is adorable! I love the cheeks, and she seems fascinated with the camera! Just too cute!
Jennifer

Joanna B said...

She's such a cutie, Michelle! So precious! I can't wait till you can go get her!

Robin said...

Oh my Gosh, she just keeps getting cuter! Her cheeks are so kissable. She looks really cute in her outfit. I thought I recognized it from one of the care packages. She really is beautiful. Come home fast Tessa!

Mike said...

Such a cutie, Michelle! Keeping fingers crossed for quick rulings for all of us. :)

Mike

Lori said...

Can you say, "ADORABLE"? I'm dying to hear her little voice though--come on Tessa, speak! :) I can already tell I'm going to have hair-envy of another one of your daughters!! :) See ya tomorrow....

Joe and Jane said...

SOOO cute!!!! Aren't updates the best?

Jaci said...

just beautiful!

Melissa said...

Ah! What a cutie pie! She is getting so big. How much does she weigh now?

Our court hearing was today. I hope we both have a speedy judge :)

Lisa said...

She is a beauty! I love her squishable cheeks!! I hope you hear something soon on court!
Lisa

Debbie and Brian said...

Hi Michelle,

She is so beautiful! What a little peanut she is??? I know you can't wait to have her home!!!

Debbie

Colleen said...

Oh my Michelle she is so cute..thanks for sharing. Sending huge prayers your wait comes to an end soon.

Colleen

Jewell said...

Tessa is precious, Michelle! I can't wait for you to have her home. Saying a prayer it is soon!

Anonymous said...

What a doll. She seems so incredibly happy. I can't wait to meet her :)

Much love and hugs,
Kelly

NancyW said...

How great is that to have videos of Tessa so young. She looks happy, healthy and alert...you are one lucky mama!

Nancyb (JL board)

Our Second Miracle said...

Tessa is precious!! The video is so sweet! It would be fun to have that translated. :) It's hard waiting for the court process. Hope you hear good news soon!!
Karen

Carina said...

Hi Michelle,
What a nice surprise to clink on your site & see your updates (have been meaning to email you for that invite)
Anyway all caught up now on your last few months.
Tessa is just precious. I'll have to check out her videos another time. But wanted to leave you a quick note.
Take care
Carina

Crystal said...

Congratulations Michelle, Todd, Jacob, and Sarah! Tessa is adorable! She is a beautiful addition to your family! God bless all of you!

Crystal said...

Opps-Congratulations Michelle, Todd, Jacob, and Sara! :)

Jeff and Amy Bryant said...

Michelle-
Thanks for your words of encouragment on our blog! We are so excited! Tessa is beautiful. I pray you get to travel soon to pick her up!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

So precious! I love the outfit. Hoping for a quick court process for you guys!

Stephanie said...

Tessa just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick ruling for you!:-)

Steph

The Wellspring said...

Michelle and Todd - she is SO CUTE! What a great addition she will be to your good lookin' crew. Her hair brought back fond memories of our little Ana Banana - we called her Don King for many months as hers just stood straight up all over no matter what we tried. ;)

Blessings as you await Tessa's arrival. Can't wait to meet her - maybe this summer! :)

Couchkat said...

What a beautiful little girl! :D I can't wait to hear that you are traveling!

Rebecca & Steve said...

OMG-Michelle, Tessa is GORGEOUS!!! I literally gasped when I saw her sweet face :) So excited for you!!

Todd and Courtney said...

I found you on KellysKorner! Tessa is precious! I LOVE her name too!

Jackie Abeyta said...

Michelle she is beautiful!! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait for the day that I get to post this amazing news myself!

Meredith said...

Tessa is SO beautiful!!! Can't wait to see pictures of her in your arms.

Meredith