Monday, June 4, 2012

Kolina Day one!

I was worrying for nothing! Kolina looks great! She has not slid backwards with her weight or her strength.

We went for the first visit this morning and she looks healthy. I'm posting a picture of her with her Baba (Foster Grandmother) These Baba's come in and work with the kids on a certain schedule. Kolina recognizes her Baba and is putting her arms up for Baba to pick her up! She does appear to have autistic symptoms, but it's way to early in getting to know her to decide anything like that.

Kolina's eating 6 times a day. She is eating pureed food and she is taking it from a spoon! Before she was only getting food through a bottle while lying down. She has a big reflux problem. She spits up constantly. Not a big volune comes up, just a little but it's every few minutes after she eats. They are putting her upright for a half hour after she eats, which is good, but I noticed her bed is not elevated.

She loves her walker. She is fast in it too. The PT's in the states would have a fit if they saw how she's getting herself around. It needs to be a taller walker.

She appears to be about the same size as Beth. Her hands are so tiny and delicate. She is going to need extensive dental work. She is a beautiful baby - and I have to remind myself she is 9 1/2 years old. She is older than Myia, Molly, Lucas, Mariana, and Beth. Yet she is an infant.

I leave in 20 minutes for the afternoon session with her. I'll post more then.


Our Adoption Journey to Eastern Europe said...

She is beautiful! She's changed quite a bit since the first picture I saw-she does look healthier :)

So glad you are there spending this special time with your daughter!

Amy L said...

She is beautiful! She looks wonderful, such a pretty girl!

Mel said...

So happy for you Linda!! She is beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

She is beautiful!! Her hair is so cute! Thank you for posting and for sharing your journey.

Leah S. said...

Praying for you! Oh she's going to just blossom at home. Like everyone else has said, she's beautiful. My Asher came home 6 months ago. He had SO many autistic traits there were completely institutional. Most of them are gone now, only to appear when he's bored or doesn't know what to do with himself.

eliz said...

She's beautiful!! Our Noah just turned 9 and doesn't walk either. He didn't have a walker.