I apologize to all of you who are waiting to hear from me in Bulgaria. This is without a doubt the most exhausting trip I've ever been on, and very eye-opening. I'll blog more later about that..
Right now you want to know about our little girl, right? Well, we drove to her town this morning(4 hours from Sofia, but we didn't get to see her until 4:30 this afternoon, and only for 45 minutes:(. She is SOOOO tiny and was very quiet at first..I didn't cry...I just wanted to hold her, but I took it slow, and in a few minutes she was smiling a little and even giggled once for me.. She wanted nothing to do with my husband, but she didn't cry, just backed away a little. We played peek-a-boo and I tickled her feet(very tiny feet too), and rolled a ball with her...I think we bonded a little even today...It's all very surreal and different than I imagined it would be...and your story will be different as well..I think I glamorized it in a way in my mind, somehow(how do you glamorize an orphanage/international adoption)...reality is very different..I can't really explain it.
The orphanage was VERY depressing and dreary, and it's raining/snowing here...just makes their situation look so much more bleak:(. BLAH!