On the home front, Brigita is doing well. She is doing self play more often. We are working on dressing and undressing and mostly she is cooperative and tries to help. We have been practicing with the toy where you stack the round donut shapes on the pole. She can now do this herself, though she doesn't notice the size differences/order. But initially I had to do everything with her hand. She can brush her teeth. She likes to "wash" dishes with me but gets very stressed out as to why she cannot get in the sink. She just doesn't understand this bathtub that the dishes go in. She loves bath time! That and swinging. She still loves to swing!
Please, put me in the swing!!
Here's some pics of her self play from this week so far
Mom made me play in the wagon. I wanted to swing some more! I'll throw her sweater out!
Mom, just let me do it, okay?
Self play with the swings
This camera case entertained her for about 30 minutes! She also hid
behind the curtain and under the high chair while playing with it.
Playing on the deck, because mom won't let me swing anymore! We were only out there for an hour!
She will also sit on the bike, not just pull it. She doesn't know how to push yet but lets me push a little bit
This is what she does when Mom doesn't see me sneaking
she gets in trouble down to the swings, does she?
Every chair gets tried and moved
The final costs will be:
- travel for the 2nd and 3rd/final trip (Brigita only comes on the 3rd/final trip)
- lodging/travel/food for both trips
- cost of travel and other fees from first trip
- passport, medical, visa for Brigita for 3rd trip
Reluctantly, I have to return to work next week! Its been a cloud hovering over me since I got home. I want more time with Brigita. I've missed 7 1/2 years of her life and don't want to miss anything more. She is so wonderful and I just love being with her. I've never been so happy!