Update: I just got an email from Pat at Labcorp. Our DNA arrived on Monday, and it was shipped back out to the Embassy in Guatemala TODAY! We are officially waiting for PINK! Pink is our appointment at the Embassy here in Guatemala. After that, her adoption is complete and we can take Isabella HOME! She will be an automatic citizen when we land in the U.S. Ahhh! I am so excited I could almost cry!!!
Today Isabella has been with me a full week. She is adjusting well. The first four nights she was grieving hard when she tried to sleep. She would startle and wake up scared because she didn't know where she was. Poor baby! She started relaxing on Monday night and has slept through the night each night since. Thank you, Lord! Bella loves to be carried around in the Bjorn ALL day. In fact, I have mastered using the bathroom with her still attached to me!! She will cry for me when I leave her in an unfamiliar location, and she follows me in her walker wherever I go in the apartment. I am pleased with her attachment. I think she is really starting to realize that I'm her mama. I love it! She is pure JOY to my heart.We usually walk everywhere we need to go. However, if we need a quick ride we take a three-wheeled Tuk-Tuk (pronounced Tuke-Tuke). It's a wild, bumpy ride!!!
This picture is from a few days ago before Kirk went home. Isabella was wearing her first two-piece.
Hanging out on the grass in front of the apartment
She can't crawl yet, but scoots backwards.