Another great visit today with both kids! Julia definitely seems to know who I am. There was no "warming up" period today with her. When they first brought her to me, she seemed groggy like they had just woken her up. When she looked up to me, her face lit up almost immediately. We had smiles in no time. She lifted her chin up and I tried to caress her face and neck and SHE LIKED IT : ) She seemed to want me to keep doing it. I even got a small giggle. It was wonderful. She has learned so fast that I am not someone to be fearful of. Then we progressed onto snuggling and nuzzling her with my face and she laughed and laughed!!! It was a great time. I was in tears again. Poor Steve was so jealous that he missed her laughing......but there will be more, I'm sure!
Shortly after they brought Julia to us, they brought Aaron over from his building. This was the first time we have had both of them at the same time. Since Steve's mom (Grandma) came today, he initially looked very concerned. As the nanny was taking his coat off, he was asking, "Papa, papa, papa?" We told him Grandma was here today and he repeated "Grandma." He hardly took any notice of Julia. I pointed to her and said "Julia" and he repeated "ju-ju." He was more interested in getting the toys out of my backpack again. We brought some Thomas trains and enough tracks to make a circle. He connected all the tracks and hooked all the trains together. After this he thought he was finished. So I reached down and pulled the trains around in the circle. He squealed in delight! He was still mostly interested in the bubbles. So we spent a lot of time taking turns blowing the bubbles and popping them. We left him with a book of pictures of our family to take back to his building. I was teaching him the names of all our kids. He does very well at repeating words I teach him. We are not going to the orphanage on Sunday so there will be no new pictures of the kids tomorrow.
Grandma's words, "I'm in love!"