Yesterday, we visited with Grandma Hansen. Here is a picture of Maia with her new teddy bear, a present from Grandma. Mark's mom is on the left.
We were able to get a 4 generation photo.
Grandma, Maia, and I - the quilt on Maia's lap was made by Grandma. Such a precious gift for Maia from her great grandmother, one that we will treasure!
This is Maia, eating her first French chocolate - a gift from our French friend Sabrina. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed it!
As Mark said, we've had some success in the "pooping" department. Our word for the day is "poop." I'm sure it's because of how excited we are getting when she goes - poor kid, probably wonders what kind of crazy parents she has. And I can tell Maia is feeling better - the attitude and temper are returning - lol! Oh, the drama. It's rough when parents have expectations and rules for how a little girl behaves. And to make matters worse, meals aren't always ready the minute that mom walks into the kitchen. :-)
This afternoon, I took Maia to an indoor play area which is run by the Park and Rec department. She wasn't interested in playing with the other kids, but I think it was good for her to how they played and interacted with each other. She showed some interest in what they were doing. We'll go back again.
Tomorrow, Maia has several tests related to her kidneys and bladder. These should help us get an idea of how much bladder control she actually has (if any). We will meet with the urologist next week to get the results.
We've been home 3 weeks today. In some ways, it seems like only a few days. In other ways, it feels like Maia's been with us for a long time. All-in-all, I think bonding is going well. She is making more eye contact and when I am crawling on the floor chasing her, she has started coming up and draping herself over me. We've got a ways to go, but making progress.