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Dave and Laurel's New Baby Page

Zdravstvuitye (Hello), my name was Marina , and I lived in the Detsky Dom (Baby Home) in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast (Siberia), Russia. Things have changed a little for me since October 25th, 2001. I am now officially Julia Marina Brotman and live in Silver Spring, Md. with my new Mom, Dad and Norwegian Elkhounds, Wiegee and Elke.

I was born on March 9th, 2000 and was 3.7 kg (8.157 lbs) and 54 cm (21.26 inches) at birth. On December 4, 2001, I have grown to 29.9 lbs and 30.5 inches).

For the AP's (Adoptive Parents) out there: My head circ. was 33 cm at birth and 44.5 cm in July. Mom and Dad worked with World Child, Inc. in Silver Spring, Md., and the Alexandra Panasova Program in Russia.

Now, On July 27th, 2002 I am 35 inches tall and 36 pounds with chubby legs, an infectious smile and absolutely no fear. My Mommy and cousin Britany are teaching me to swim and I am happiest doing dives off of the furniture into Daddy's arms from ever-increasing heights. Sometimes I don't even let him know I'm coming just to see if his heart can take it!

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I'm going where?

Aren't my Dr. Dentonski's cute?

And they have DOGS!!!

Look at my sexy leggings.

Learning English hurts my ears

What if they're Cowboy fans?

I've got lots on my mind.......is it nap time yet?

Welcome home Julia, we've been waiting a lifetime for you!!!


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My new home!

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My new Mom & Dad!

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American Express takes up a collection for the orphanage

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Col. Grandad and Mommy

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Mommy's family

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Elkhounds are at home anywhere

Elke and Wiegee


So, I've been home for a while and everyone seems to want to take pictures of me - here are some updates:

Mommy's friends sent me a new pet

I turned two!!!!!

Col. Granddad bought me a big swimming pool! Mommy says I can start doing laps soon!

We went to the Montgomery County Fair - there were TIGERS and PONYS and RIDES!!

Mommy's Birthday

Hamming it up!