As Jeremy has already told you … everything went fine yesterday at the Embassy, so Jyly is finally OURS!!
We’re all ready to leave here, but not looking forward to the very long flight. Jyly’s had some cranky nights and we know she has a temper. Her routine has already been more than disrupted and her diet has completely changed (not necessarily for the better). Potty training has been a challenge … needless to say, we’ve gone thru 2 pkgs of diapers. Both Mommy and Jyly are content right now to stick to the diapers. Oh, by the way … we are officially part of the “blow-out” club.
Jyly hadn’t grown as much as we had expected. She’s 85cm tall and only 11.8kg. The closet at home will remain full for quite some time. Thankfully I’ve covered several sizes.
The temperature outside hasn’t been very friendly. We’ve ventured out only a couple of times. We found a grocery store, so walking 2 blocks has been about all we can stand. The sidewalks are perpetually covered with ice and snow.
We met several other couples that were adopting from Kazakhstan. They were all very friendly, but definitely kept together as a group. It was understandable since several of them had met during their 1st visit … a required 4 week stay.
Jyly seems to be easy to amuse … she’s been playing with a tide-2-go pen, paper and pen, etc. We brought plenty of toys, but those seem to make her happiest. She’s been doing lots of walking around the room since last night. She ventured into the bathroom and has been enjoying playing in there with the mirror. Lots of smiles and giggles when she sneaks a peak out the door and sees us watching her.
Jyly is a bit behind for her age, but she seems to be catching on quickly. I think that once she’s home and around her family things will change fast. She’s a very smart little girl.
We noticed several lumps and bruises on her little bottom. Thankfully we’ve gotten her out of that situation and she’ll have time to forget any trauma that she’s been thru. We’ll see what the doctor says on Feb 4th.
Please send good vibes our way so that we have a quick and safe trip. We’ll see everyone at the airport when we get home!! Pray for good weather!