The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Baptism Day!

We have so much going on this week, that we decided to have a quiet baptism for Keira. The church was very particular in who we were able to have as Keira's Godparents. They had to be baptized and confirmed in the Catholic church as well as be married in a Catholic Church if married. My friend Laura Chun graciously agreed to be Keira's Godmother. Gigi and Max had to leave to go back to Chicago and were not able to attend and Lorraine and Mike were witnesses. They will all play a big part in guiding Keira in her faith as well of course.
The church we go to does a full immersion for the Baptism. The water is nice and warm and we were worried that Keira would think it was time to go swimming! Brother Raul did a count of three and she was thrilled about the first two dunks...that is until she was completely under water for the third dunk! This was the "before" picture!
...and "After"!
As you can tell from the pictures, she looks thrilled! Actually she really was a trooper! She was the 7th child baptized that day and we were joking that Brother Raul might have to start working out a bit! The 6 families before us were Samoan and had pretty big kids! Keira was probably the smallest one there and even though the youngest child was about 6 months old, he looked like he had about 10 pounds more on him than Keira did! lol

They all wore white onesies for the water with Swimmer Diapers, then we had to quickly change them into their white gown and outfits for the rest of the Baptism ceremony.
Here were (from left to right) Me, Father Peter, Keira, Dan, Brother Raul and Laura after the ceremony. We took the Chun family, Lorraine and Mike to Brunch afterwards and had a wonderful time with great food!

At the end of this week on Friday will be Keira's Biopsy. I have a couple of doctor's appointments as well as labwork scheduled for her this week. She will be having the procedure first thing this Friday and we'll be staying overnight for them to observe her and make sure that there is no internal bleeding from the procedure. I'm not as worried about the procedure anymore as I am about having to somehow keep this bundle of energy still for the day after the procedure. How do you keep a bouncing crazy little girl like this still? Wish me luck!


Paula said...

Congratulations Keira! It's interesting how different churches do things. Mike & I just became Godparents for our niece but only one of us had to be Catholic.

Good luck on keeping Keira still. I know how challenging keeping Jess quiet can be. We'll be going back to the cardiologist next month.

GO TRAVELING "Get Up! Go Traveling!" said...

OOhhh Congratulations on the Baptismal! Wow fully submerged!
Our prayers on a full recovery after her procedure! Mari has hers coming up as well for her kidneys, urgh. But little kids bounce back quick!