A few days after my last upbeat post, my attitude took a nosedive. I know exactly what caused it too. We got updated pictures and measurements on our little girl. We had some friends that were in Kyrgyzstan picking up their children (yeah!!) and they promised to get some new pictures of the waiting children. I was so excited about seeing her face again and finding out how much she has grown. I was checking my email every five minutes to see if they had arrived. Late last week we finally got them. I was overcome with emotion. There was that little face that I would recognize anywhere - that little button nose and rosebud lips. I fell in love all over again. We also got some new measurements for her; holy cow she is one big girl! She seems to be gaining about two pounds every month and we can definitely see that in her big cheeks. Even her arms have little fat rolls in them. We are beyond thrilled to have these updates on her. We treasure every little detail we receive. However I was surprised to find myself feeling a little melancholy about these new pictures. I am SO happy that she is healthy and growing. But it is so bittersweet to see her getting bigger over there by herself, while we are sitting here, desperate to pick her up and bring her home.
I am praying we hear some news this week. Hopefully the judge will be back from vacation today and he'll schedule our court case ASAP. Then our 30-day wait after court will begin and we can make plans for going to pick up our little girl. In the meantime, we have one more week of summer vacation to enjoy.