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Monday, August 2, 2010

Mia is one month old already!!!

Mia was one month, one day old for uncle Michael and aunt Deena's wedding.  Here are some pictures recent Mia  pics of our growing little bundle of joy!

Almost a month old, chilling at home while mama packs for the trip to Seattle for the wedding. 

Mama and papa love my soft head of hair.

Family photo at breakfast, the morning of Michael and Deena's wedding.

Multi-tasking family, getting ready for the wedding - Mama tying papa's tie while papa feeds Mia.

Papa burping Mia outside Clise Mansion where the wedding and reception were held.  Notice papa's fancy burp rag - a bandanna!

Mama with Mia in the baby Bjorn with Uncle Dan and cousin Sadie who LOVES babies and was so gentle with baby Mia.  :)

Quick family photo before the ceremony started.

Getting snuggled by papa during the wedding dinner - papa doesn't even mind the sweet baby Mia drool on his shirt.

The cousins who were able to make it to the wedding.  Mia - 1 month, Christopher - 2 months, Nathan - 2 years, and Sadie - 9 months.  We are so sad that Sofia and Sara couldn't make it from Germany to make the cousin pic complete.

The Austin kids with their kids (minus Nikki and her girls).  :(
Darcie and Mia, Michelle with Nathan and Christopher, and Dan with Sadie.

Our wide-eyed girl hanging with papa the day after the wedding at one month and two days old. 

Here are some Mia pics from the last month.  We can hardly believe our baby girl is already a month old!!!  We are currently in Washington state with family for my brother Michael's wedding (info and pics soon), but I wanted to catch up and post a few of the thousands of pictures we have taken of Mia so far.  :)

Hard to believe that a little over a month ago we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Mia.  51 inches of mama's tummy worth of little angel baby!  We thought she'd NEVER arrive.

Heading to the hospital to start the induction on June 29th.  We went in at 7 pm and Mia arrived the next day.  Zeus's shirt is wet from loading the hospital bags in the car on that rainy day.

The AMAZING doctor and her nurse.  Dr. Yoo took such good care of Mommy and Mia!

A gift from mommy's friend Jaclyn - wrapped up almost as cute as the sweet bundle next to it.

Mommy, cousin Chayo, and Mia.  Chayo was so cute holding Mia and did SUCH a great job - a natural little mama!

Cousins Carlos and DJ love their little prima Mia.

Tia Hilda, Tio Danny, Mama, Papa,
Tia Bertha holding Mia, and cousins DJ and Carlos came to visit to see little Mia.

Mia LOVES the swing that Auntie Heidi gave us - thank you Haggard family!

Close up of Mia with her "tape" in her cute "I make daddy smile" outfit from the papa's friends the Hogan's - so cute!  They keep Mia stylin' by generously passing along the cutest outfits!  (The tape is one of the stages to pull back that front premaxillary area in preparation for surgery.)

Mia meets papa's papa - grandpa Agustin.

Our precious baby Mia in her darling outfit and matching blanket from Auntie Brenda - aka Zeus's second mama from work. It's SO darling! It was the perfect outfit for Uncle Michael's wedding and looked so incredibly adorable!

Here's a picture of Mia's NAM device. This is the second stage in preparation for her lip surgery at 4-6 months. This replaces the tape and helps pull back that front lip and gum portion in a more permanent way than the tape.

Thanks to a well-timed yawn, you can see the device in her mouth, how it wraps around the premaxillary gum and lip area and covers up the front portion of her hard palate.  The dark pink area in the back is where her soft palate is open up into her sinuses.

Mia from the front with her NAM device in.


  1. She is absolutely beautiful, Darcie . . . It has been interesting to see and read about all the stages of treatment for her cleft palate . . . It is AMAZING what the doctors can do . . . It makes me wonder about what families did before there were NAM devices and that tape and stuff . . . before there were even special bottles . . . I mean if nursing was the only option open for a baby . . . and you said that cleft palates were the most common birth defect . . . what happened to all those babies before the miracles of modern science?

  2. Oh, and I LOVED loved LOVED all these pictures!!! Keep em coming, please! =o)

  3. Oh . . . and I still need you to email me your snail mail address . . . I have a baby gift that I want to send (as soon as I have some place to send it to!) ;o)

  4. She's still completely adorable. You and Zeus look so happy. :)