Ellis Gang

Saturday, July 29, 2006

This is our first family picture with Moriah on 7-23-06.

Thank you to everyone for your support in this time...we are in the process of getting our power of attorney paperwork completed so that we can send it to Guatemala so that our attorney down there can act on our behalf. We appreciate your continued prayers. We would especially like to ask you to pray for Victor Barrios. He is the one in the Guatemalan court that moves the papers through. He is new on the job. We pray that he and his staff can move Moriah's papers through quickly!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

These are more pictures 19 day old pictures of Sweet Moriah Joy! In the report the foster mom said that Moriah can respond to noise and she can smile spontaneously!

These are more 19 day old photos. In the report Moriah's foster mom said she is a very calm baby and does not cry very much.

These are the pictures that we just received today. They were taken on July 25th...my 30 birthday. Moriah's foster mom is in some of the pictures. This is some of the info that came the pictures.

Description of Foster Home: Her foster mom’s name is Gloria Avila. She lives with her husband and 2 sons (9 years and 10 months old). She has 4 ½ years being a foster mother. She received Moriah one day after birth.

Description of Daily Routine:
Sleeping: Moriah sleeps in a crib in foster mom’s room. Most of the day she sleeps and eats. She goes to bed between 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Wakes up for a bottle at 2:00 a.m. and continues sleeping until 6:00 a.m.

Eating: She drinks 4 ounces of Similac Advance formula every 3 – 4 hours.

Bathing: She takes her bath one day on, one day off at 7:00 p.m.

Health and Measurements: At her July 7 check up with Dr. Sidney Hagen, she weighed 6.6 pounds, measured 50.5 cms. and had a head circumference of 33 cms. She has no vaccines yet.

These are the first pictures we received of Moriah Joy.

Moriah means "Chosen By God"
Origin - Hebrew
Moriah is one of the hills of Jerusalem where the Temple was built by Solomon. This was alos the spot where Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac.

We are so blessed already that God has given us Moriah even before we have been able to hold her. We pray that we may offer her back to our Awesome Father every day!

We are adopting a baby from Guatemala. This process started in February. We began by doing the process to be approved by our adoption agency as well as the US Govt. Misty always dreamed of being a mom before she turned 30....and guess what Her 30th b-day was on July 25 and we found out about our beautiful baby girl on July 21! Isn't God so good! Anyway we were really expecting a baby boy...but surpise we have a girl. Her name is Moriah Joy Ellis.