Since the court has accepted our petitions, we now get to unveil the new names - no more aliases.
"Aurora's" name is Elena Joy (ell ay na).
"Leigha's" name is Juliana Beth (Julie aaah na)
There is a 10-day waiting period until the decision of the court can be received (and we can move forward with more paperwork so that we can actually take the children home with us). During that time, we are going to visit our friends in Slovakia and work with some of their special-needs schoolchildren.
This means that we are going to be separated from our girls for 9 days (since we saw them today). Oh, how it tugs at our hearts! We hate having to leave them. We have grown so attached to them these last sixteen days. They are both cuddlebugs. They have both grown more social in this short while, especially Juliana. She is getting much better at holding her head up to look around. We fed Elena some baby food again today. She sits very still and eats very neatly when it is just her. When we had to feed her in her classroom she was all over the place - I think she was worried about her classmates eating her food.
When we picked up Juliana today, they put a cap on her and then wrapped her like a burrito in a blanket on the off chance that she might freeze to death in the 85°F playroom. Kelly and I have both been sweltering - both indoors, and outdoors (when we wear only light jackets).
We don't know when we will have internet again. We will post updates as we are able.
Here are a couple pics from yesterday of babies in carriers. The rest are from today.
|Ezra, Kelly, Elena (who is actually laughing), Juliana|