We Have Ava!! I know that you all would rather look at Ava's pictures than to listen to me babble so here you go:
About 20 minutes after we arrived at the Cival Affairs office our children arrived. Ava looked so tiny compared to what I pictured her as. She is tiny...all of the 24 month clothes I brought are too big. I would say she is more of an 18 month old in clothes size. And the size 5 shoes are just right. She is beautiful...absolutely beautiful. Her lips are stunning and her eyes...big and gorgeous. Her teacher brought her into the room and she looked confused. She is very frightened....very very frightened and is having a hard time. She has rejected me completely. But has attached herself to Tony...which is good. I am ok with it. Her whole world has been turned upside down and whatever comforts her right now is exactly what she will get. She's potty trained...which completely surprised us. She had an accident at the civil affairs office because she was so frightened. But has shown us that she had to go potty once back in our hotel room. She has gone on the potty about 4 times for us. She's grieving and grieving hard. Once we took her back to the hotel room she refused to take off her shoes so we let her keep everything on. I planned to let her sleep in everything she came to us in if need be. But she had another accident and she needed to be changed and a bath was in order. She cried of course...Halainah hated the bath too. Once we bathed her she fell asleep in Tony's arms and took a good hour nap. We are planning on taking her to the playroom here at the hotel to try and keep her mind off of things and than it's another trip to the walmart. It is actually a little chilly here. I did not bring appropriate clothing for her province. I need to pick up warmer clothes and socks and extremely little panties for her very small tushy. Still can't believe she is potty trained. She may revert...so we shall see...I have diapers too. Hopefully tomorrow she will let me in a little bit. If not...she will eventually. It just breaks my heart that I can't console her. We love her so so so much!! And Ava Maria fits her perfectly.