Anastasia continues to be a HAM; you can't really see her personality in the pictures, but she loves the mirror. She is a total copy cat and sponge. She will do what you do....and if she can't do it, she will give it her best shot! We found out about her medical background and history today. For the most part, there are no surprises. They had her all fixed up for us again today.
She loves to take her hankie or tissue and wipe everyone's nose
Pictures of me, the head
doctor and Anastasia
Reed is in the red jacket going in.
Another shot of the orphanage
We went to the orphanage around 9:00 a.m. and met with the head doctor. Her medical background told us no real surprises. She has had pneumonia 3x's and has been hospitalized for those times. She has a hernia, which we will get checked out in the states. She has dry skin, which we already knew. They think she might be allergic to certain types of food, so we will just get this all tested when we get to bring her home with us. She was born to a typical family here is Russia. She has 2 sisters who live with their family. Anastasia was brought to the orphanage at 2mths and 20 days because the family did not want to care for her. She has not been visited by any of her family since being brought to the orphanage. She will be four in May....she has never left the facility, but to be hopitalized. The orphanage is the only things these kids know. Oh, how they would blossom if they could be exposed to the attention and love they need.....they have so much potential. Anastasia has so much potential. I am already dreaming big for her.
We got to sit in on one of her speech therapy sessions. She did really well. She tries to do what her therapist asks her. Karina, our translator, said that her therapist, really loves Anastasia. I could tell....she was great with her. I thanked her at the end of the session for doing so well with Anastasia and for loving her.....it made me cry. I am going to leave you with some more pictures. We have another appointment this afternoon to see her.
Enjoy the pictures and thanks for checking in on us!!!
She is rolling a red therapy massage ball in this picture
Above more massage therapy, and above this one giving her therapist kisses!