Discharged!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Meili was discharged this morning at 11:30am from Scottish Rite with the nurse saying, “She is doing AWESOME!”. The picture above is our tired princess hugging Minny Mouse tight on her way home. I got an excited call this morning from Tracy at the hospital telling me she was...
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The Amazing Little Treat

It is amazing how quickly you can get the attention of Meili with a little, colored piece of candy smaller than a dime. Like a tornado to Kansas, Meili is drawn very quickly to the tiny treat pinched between our fingers. In fact, from across a loud room she can hear the clanging in the...
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A Week From Today

Just a short week from today, Tracy and I will be huddled in the corner of some waiting room at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital waiting for word on our little Meili. As with many children on the “Waiting Child List” in China, Meili was born with a third degree (complete) cleft lip and palate –...
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Falling in love with Meili

How can you not fall in love with someone as transparent as our little Meili! One night last week we were watching Meili collect as many stuffed animals as possible in her little stick arms to carry around the house. She noticed that everyone in the family was watching her struggle upright with her massive...
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Things Are Changing…Quickly

Time seems to really fly when you are trying to keep up with the lives of 4 precious children, your loving spouse and a business that knows no regular hours! Unfortunately, our running history of Meili-via-blog has gathered some electronic dust but allow me a couple minutes to brush off the neglected pages and fill...
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Happy 18 Months, Meili!!!

Today is Meili’s 18 month birthday and we thought you would enjoy an update on her special day! Our new lives with Meili are beginning to gel a little more around the-bit-more crowded Davenport home. Meili is adjust well to her new life of noisy children and one mammoth furry kid who longs to lick...
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