Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Our Second Day in Guatemala

Yesterday Gabriella "napped" from about noon to 4:00 PM and then fell asleep again while we were at dinner! Mom and I were positive that she would be up all night...not the case! She fell asleep around 9:45 PM and slept all the way through until 6:00 AM! She woke up for an hour, we played for about an hour and a half and then she fell asleep for another two hours!
We woke up at 9:30 AM from a call from the attorney's office that we had a meeting with the attorney and that someone from the office would be at the hotel at 10:30 to pick us up. We jumped up into action and were down to breakfast by 10:00 AM.
The streets of Guatemala are pretty insane - lots of traffic, lots of fast driving, and lots of pedestrians crossing in front of cars. We passed by a market on our way which was pretty cool to see. Gabriella slept the whole way.
The attorney, his wife who picked us up, and his daughter who works in the office are all very nice and thoughtful. The attorney shared what has happened in our case so far and shared the forthcoming timeline. Gabriella should definitely be home by March! Even though I want her to come home with us on Friday, that was wonderful news to hear!
While in the attorney's office we realized that Gabriella has her first tooth! She is not even 5 months yet - she will be 5 months on January 4th.
Gabriella has really seemed to bond with me. She also has seemed to make a lot of progress developmentally in the past couple of days - she reaches for toys now, she is sitting up better now, and she stands with me holding her and supporting her. Again, I am thankful for the great start her foster mother has given her.
We spent a little time playing dress up today!:

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