Well we just got the call that the passport is just now being printed in Kiev. That means it will not be here by tomorrow :( Apparently the office in Zoya's region delayed doing their part of it so that is why there is a delay. The good news is that it is being printed right now. Marina says she is 90% sure that it will be ready Monday...I'm not sure why only 90% but I'm annoyed. I asked her, "So we should plan on getting Zoya out on Monday?" And she said, let's not make any plans. Hmm doesn't sound promising. I know it only makes one day difference in when we will return home (as long as it IS ready Monday) but I was just really hoping to have things go "normal" for us for once. Yes I'm having a pity party for myself. I'm just tired of waiting and waiting and still not knowing that we will even have it for sure on Monday. I'm also beginning to wonder why people pray for actual events to happen as they would wish when it seems that God does what he wants or thinks is best anyways. We did tell ourselves we would pray mainly for peace in God's plan but obviously have prayed that things would move quickly too. I can't imagine it is God's plan to see Zoya in the orphanage for one more second! If the passport is not ready Monday...well that just won't be good. I thought just for one part of this process that we would meet the typical timeline for something. I guess not. I shouldn't be upset, I know it could be much worse. The situation in Russia right now reminds me of that. There are many families in the process of adopting from Russia and because of one stupid America who did something really dumb, all the other children and families waiting will suffer. I know several families who are in the process to adopt from Russia and have already been through the ringer, so this problem is terrible and could delay things quite a bit for them. Our delay is just a small delay (hopefully) and we will be home with our girl soon...I guess my pity party is over now.
We had good visits with Zoya today. We took her outside for both the morning and evening visit. There really is nothing to do inside. I wish they had a carpet or something for her to play on. All we can do is hold her or sit in the chair with her and it makes the visit tough when we stay inside. Not to mention it is about 90 degrees inside. Seriously it is hotter than Splash Lagoon (to my Erie friends). When we go outside we walk around the orphanage about 99 times either carrying her or having her in the stroller. The playgrounds here are from like World War I and there is nothing that Zoya is able to do, even with our help (other than a swing that she half falls out of even with us holding her in it). One good thing that happened today is that they let us trade 2 new dresses we brought for the blue dress Zoya was wearing the first time we met her! Even though it is only a dress it holds a lot of emotion and represents the day our life was changed forever and our journey to bring Zoya home!
Here is Little Miss Zoya getting ready to go out...I think she looks like a little Teddy Bear. Her hat and coat are 12 month size and she is swimming in the hat! Even the sleeves on the coat are a tad long. This girl has ODD proportions! Short arms (typical of kids with DS) but long legs..hehe. The jeans we put on her are 18 month size and are perfect in length but too big on the waist. They are the adjustable waist ones so I will have to play around with that and see if we can get them to work. Good thing summer is coming and she can wear shorts and tshirts where the length doesn't matter so much :)
Zoya looks awake right? She's not! Hehe...we got her to wear the sunglasses since her eyes water so much in the sun. When she realized the sun wasn't in her eyes she had no problem keeping them on. Soon after putting them on she fell asleep. We thought it was a good plan to keep people from knowing she was sleeping. We even had a binky in her mouth for the first part. One of the ladies came up and reached to lift up her sunglasses...uh oh busted.....NOPE....Zoya opened her eyes just in time!! That was a close one!