Has it really been 3 months since Darya came home??? Wow!! Yes, time has flown, but mostly it feels like she's always been a part of our family. My heart just overflows with love for my little girl :-)
Each day she amazes me. She is walking everywhere now. She is learning new signs and surprises me with what she remembers and understands. She signs: more, eat, all done, down, bath, ball, shoes, fish (for goldfish crackers), and music. She also tries to say some of the words like "baa" for bath. She is also turning into a mischievous little 2 year old. She loves sneaking into the bathroom to splash in the toilets (ew!), and she has figured out how to crawl out of her crib (pack-n-play really) so she can play with her activity table. It's quite funny because we'll think she's asleep then we hear music coming from her bedroom. It will be pitch black in there and she'll be standing at her table with the lights and music going off. What a ham!
She had her last "specialist" referral the other day at the audiologist's office. Everything went great and her ears seem to be working well. When she's older, they'll do a more thorough hearing test with headphones to test each ear's hearing individually.
We leave for California in a few days (sooo excited to see family and friends there who are all dying to meet Darya), and when we get back she'll start her therapies. Speech and occupational therapists will come into our home. That will be so nice to not have to take her somewhere. Unfortunately it's only until she's 3 (which is in June).
Well, that's a quick summary! I'll try to post pics/video soon!