WOW-talk about surreal!! We are in Kazakhstan!! It was a whirlwind day-like I figured it would be-and Joe and Sean are crashed in our hotel, but sweet Joe figured out dial up before he crashed so I could blog!!!
I know what everyone is waiting for....and I am happy to announce....
BABY KAZ IS A GIRL!!
She will fit in my ergo, and probably in all the adorable clothes I bought her! We were taken immediately from the aiport to the Ministry of Education to get permission to see the baby house, then to the inspector of custody, then to the baby house. Yup, no time to change clothes-we looked very "Motly" (our coordinator did not understand what that meant, LOL).
I only got to spend about 15 minutes with her. We are going back tomorrow at 11:00 to play. :) Sean got a couple pictures, but I will post them later. We haven't even sent a thing to our international doc, and we're going to, but our mind is made up. :)
She is petite, blond hair, blue-eyed lil angel whose birthday is Sept 5th, 2007.
One of her good buddies is Rustam, who is Tricia and Chris' son. Tricia said she has many pictures to share with me.
She is just precious and she cried big tears when they handed her to me.I felt so bad, but she didn't know me. I got up and carried her around the room and sang to her, and she calmed down. She was MESMERIZED with my "Baby Kaz" necklace I wore. I had this necklace made last summer when we were waiting to adopt. How fitting that she loved it. She laid her head on my lil shoulder and my heart melted.
It's so surreal to be here. Tatiana took us to get pizza after we met our girl. Her name is Leeza..and I love it! I will not be changing that at all. It fits her!!
I cannot wait to get to know her.
The pizza was really good, and it's a cool day, the weather is FABULOUS. I was actually cold getting off the plane in Kostanai.
Sean traveled well, and we all did. Joe left my cell phone in London airport though-so no one try to call me on it because hopefully it's being cancelled.
I may need an iphone anyway to carry around pictures of my daughter. :)
I will post more as we get settled and take more pictures.
We are here, we are happy, and I feel like I'm in a dream.