So we took off on Saturday and got to Vlad on Monday around 8 in the morning. Our translator met us at the airport and straight from there we went to the Ministry of education. But along our trip we met up with a couple that was flying to Vlad also to meet their little girl. We exchanged stories and e-mails and off we went our separate ways. We were nervous going to the Ministry of education we weren't sure what to expect.The woman asked us a couple of questions if we have any biological children,what we do for work,how many placement reports we have to do and the only time she smiled and laughed was when I told her it will be probably be a lot more because the signing of the treaty . That's the only time she smiled the rest of her mood was quite serious. So we got the permission to see P----- and from there we went to the Hotel Hyundai to rest because the next day we would be driving to the baby home to see our baby girl.The baby home was an hour and a half away from the hotel past Artem but because the roads were so terrible it would take us sometimes longer.We were so tired and exhausted that we went to bed at 2:30 p.m. and woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning. Our bodies were so screwed up we would just go to sleep at random times.
The next day Tuesday we drove to the baby home to meet P-----. We went upstairs sat on the couch and a moment later they brought her out to us we both thought we would cry but we were more excited than ever. The caregiver walked her in by holding her hands and soon as I saw her I scooped her right up. She didn't cry after the caregiver .I sat her on my lap and she just stared at Randy and I . She was very shy,didn't make a sound but she gave us a lot of good eye contact. I handed her a small musical toy and she wouldn't hold it at all. She sat like that for good two hours but finally I was able to make her crack a little smile. We saw her that day for 3 hours.
Wednesday we see P----- for 3 hours again. This time we take her outside and soon as we come out she makes the biggest smile . She was just so happy Randy and I took turns holding her for those 3 hours . We just didn't want to put her down and I also forgot to mention they dressed her in the outfit and shoes that I bought for her. Size 12 months to 18 was perfect and size 3 shoes fit well also. She just looked so adorable in her new outfit. This day was much better than Monday. We are excited because we are making some progress.
Thursday the last day before we leave we saw her again for 3 hours. We went outside and it was the best day ever. She giggled,smiled a lot more,she actually let me lift her up in the air without crying,we walked her around a little,sang to her and she even clapped her hands. I gave her the little photo book that we made for her and she actually tried to turn the pages. She was just so, so happy. At the end of the 3 hours she was even falling asleep in my arms while chewing on her toy. It was great progress just for 3 days. We were very nervous at first but we gave it a chance and she really warmed up to us.
It was sad to leave her behind but hopefully we will get through this paperwork as fast as we can so we can finally have a court date. We miss her so much already., she is really our precious little baby. It feels good to be home finally since I was really home sick. The first thing I wanted when I got home was a burger and that's what we ate for dinner. It was so delicious I really missed American food.
We found out that on the second trip we will be having the 8 doctor medical in Vlad which is like few minutes from the hotel we were staying and will be staying again. I am not sure what that entails but whatever it is between that and court I think it might be nerve wrecking. I forgot to mention again and I am sorry for my forgetfulness. Our hotel was located in the center of the town. We just loved it. It had like 2 or 3 different restaurants and close to shops. We walked to Gum store and other souvenirs sores.We also went eat at Magic Burger which wasn't that bad but that is the reason I really wanted an American burger.Since I speak fluent polish it came in handy because a lot of Russian words are just like Polish so it was kind of fun to communicate with people at the sores. They understood a lot of what I was saying my husband was pretty impressed who knew that it would come so handy.That's about it for now. I am wide awake but my body is so tired. Randy is already sleeping and here I am wide awake maybe my body is on Moscow time or Vlad time I have no idea.