We didn't have to go back to see Scary Tatiana today - so Rhonda and I even managed to squeeze in a morning nap. AAAHHHH. At 12:30pm we were off to see Little Tatiana again. We arrived after her lunch time - and after a few crocodile tears, she was in great spirits. She's cried a little each day we've seen her, but today it was MUCH less (only in the beginning). I believe that the change from her daily schedule is so abnormal for her, that it was upsetting at first. Now it seems that she's reveling in the added attention.
We played inside for a while and then we were allowed to take her outdoors again. Such a welcome break from the sauna temperatures of the baby home. I was expecting COLD weather here this week and packed a couple sweaters. It's been VERY mild, and they keep the baby homes toasty warm - getting outside is wonderful.
Tatiana likes being outside. She's super curious and fascinated with leaves and sticks. Thankfully we have lots of those in Michigan! She loves to cruise around and gets so excited that she will trip her feet on the very uneven payment outside. We saw a koshka (kitty!) in the yard today while we were outside - and she wanted to chase after him. My 3 furries at home are going to LOVE that! (not)
She's really a sponge for knowledge right now too. She was saying "yes" with me today and my newest most favorite word... MAMA. Yup, she called me mama today. Not sure she knows the meaning just yet, but I'll take it all the same! My little Riley is going to have a ball with her!
So now it's official. I signed the letter of intent to adopt her while at the notary this afternoon. Her birthday is tomorrow -- she'll be two, and thankfully, I get to spend it with her. We purchased some yogurt, juice an cookies for her and her group - along with the bear I brought with to leave behind - for her birthday celebration.
So now comes the waiting (AGAIN!). My coordinator, Ivan, says that typically it's 2 months. But if you do the math - that's Christmas. They celebrate here from 12/31-1/10, and he's not sure we can pull everything off by then - paperwork, court and wait time. So keep those fingers crossed! It's going to be a long couple months!!