I was in San Marcos shopping and taking a "mental health day" when Leah my adoption coordinator called and said she received new information. It was so great to see new pictures of her and to know exactly how big she is right now. Everything we had was 7-8 months old and that wasn't helping me. Of course I was standing in the Gap Outlet when they called and had to walk next door to the BabyGap and buy her something. It was really fun.
I am still not allowed to post the pics to a public domain until we receive our next approval. She was sitting in all of them so I have to assume that she is still not walking. I hear that this is not abnormal for orphans who have grown up in an institution.
There are pictures where her hands are placed on an object in a good position suggesting that she has good passive motion, however in the picture where they are not placed on something, they are just dropped down and turned in a little. This suggests that she cannot actively extend them. I just want to hurry up and get her here to get her checked out and treated.
Her hair is still very short and she was not smiling in any of the pics. These are both normal too. They keep their hair short I believe to control for lice and there are very few referral photos out there where kids are smiling. I love looking at the blogs of families who have brought their children home just to see the transformation on their faces from referral to home. It is a real blessing. Oh how I can't wait for that day.
Please keep praying.
In my post yesterday I mentioned how I was moving into resolve to make the most of my time with just the 4 of us. Well, we had an interruption with those new pictures. Scratch that resolve and now I just want to go and get her TODAY.
Thanks for your prayers