Well, we had court yesterday. It was both everything I expected, and nothing I expected. We were nervous but everything went smoothly. There were no surprises and the court granted us parents of Elizaveta - now Ember Grace.
We had our last visit with Ember this morning and it went great. She is officially ours and officially Ember Grace Senti.
We plunked her down today and she sat on her own just fine and started swinging her arms back and forth by twisting her torso. It was pretty dang funny to watch. She has triceps, but the jury is out on biceps, so she can pull her arms one way and uses her torso to flop them the other way.
We set up a few plastic toys about chest high in front of her and she would whack them down with a quick twist of her torso to get her arm swinging. Pretty dang inventive little creature. I kept moving the obstacle farther away and she can really get that arm swinging around to whack stuff. She had this little grin. Seemed to me she hadnt had the chance to do much like that so she was pretty gassed.
When we came in to her room this morning she was on the floor and was on her stomach. She cant use her arms so she has learned to arch her back. Poor kid must face plant an aweful lot. Funny and pathetic all at once. She flopped around on her back though lickity split. She is very motivated and I think will take very well to therapy.
The girls will be fabulous for eachother. I can see Ember bossing Sienna around to get her things, and I can see Sienna learning to get things and manipulate objects and puzzles because her sister cant. Perfect!
We are just packing up and getting ready for the 15 hr. train to the capital. On Monday Thad has his appt. at the embassy and we fly HOME on Tues! Yippity Do Dah!
Love to you all.