Olivia thought in celebration of her being 8 months old today that she might like to stand up. I must say that since we were both sick together over the holidays, Liv has really bonded with us. She now will come to me and put her head down to snuggle, which she never did before. She also has to always be right by my side. If I'm in the kitchen, she has to be right there with me. No longer will she let me be in one room and her in another, even if she can see me. Part of me is so happy that she is letting us in, but another part of me is feeling guilty. On Jan 24 Vinay has a yearly incentive trip for work to Mexico. All expense paid for us, that we have had fun on the last 5 years. I use to just worry that I'll miss her, now I worry that she'll feel like I'm abandoning her. I know it's only 5 days but what if I come back and this new bond is broken. Does anyone know if at 8 months she can realize that I'm gone for that long. I don't know how I'm going to leave her.
On a happier note, my fabulous blogger friend Julia sent us a wonderful package today. Liv loved opening it. In it was an adorable dress, some shoes, and slippers for Liv and a little prayer book for me. Thank you so much Julia. Adoption has brought so many wonderful people into my life and I thank God for that everyday.
In honor of Miss Liv's b-day Vinay is taking his girls out to eat tonight. Something we haven't done in a long time. Thanks Daddy!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone