We got off the phone with our social worker, and James told me that he would be leaving work in about 10 minutes. So, I had about an hour to wait for him so we could see her pictures together for the first time. My mom called soon after I got off the phone with James, and it was really hard not to say anything! I decided to go ahead and get the tripod set up so we could take pictures. The tripod was in my car, and in all the excitement, I managed to lock myself out of the house when I went outside to get it. I managed to find a way back in. James came home, and we opened the email with her photos. She is beautiful! She has dark chocolate brown skin, chubby little legs, chubby little arms, and long eyelashes. We read through her records. She can crawl. She can sit up by herself. She can babble and grasp toys in her hands. She likes to play pee-a-boo with the nannies.
Seeing her pictures for the first time.
Because of what happened with our first referral we decided to wait until we had the chance to speak with a physician before sharing the news. We wanted to have a chance to talk about this little girl's medical records with a doctor before we made our decision. While we are still waiting to hear back from the International Pediatrician, we were able to go over her records yesterday with some friends of ours who are internal medicine physicians. We are very thankful their willingness to do that for us, especially with the busy weekend they've had.