One reason for my lack of posts lately is that I often want them to be "perfect". So if I don't have enough time to make them perfect, I just don't write. All that to say, tonight's post will not be perfect, but I'm trying not to let that stop me anymore!
~~~I got several comments and emails about Lily putting herself to sleep being a good thing. I have a whole post (in my head) to reply to that...someday...lol! For now, I'll just say that it's an orphanage behavior and shows that she is not very attached to us yet. She feels alone in the world and doesn't get anxious or worried when we leave her sight. So, for a while, we WANT to have her clingy at bedtime because it will indicate she is forming a stronger attachment. Of course, then we will start working on her putting herself back to sleep on her own again :)
~~~Lily's surgery is tomorrow morning. They will be repairing her VSD, ASD and PDA. It's open heart surgery and she will be put on a heart-lung bypass machine for a while. For the actual procedure they stop her heart completely. Everything should go well, but of course there's always the potential for complications. I feel pretty peaceful about it, which is good. I'll keep ya'll updated on here. For anyone in Charlottesville who wants to visit, send me an email... :)
~~~My friend Christie is adopting Andriy from the same orphanage Lily was in, and they are leaving SOON. Probably in a few weeks. They are still $3000 short of being fully-funded. If you could help them out with any amount, large or small, I know it will be greatly appreciated. Go here to donate (tax-deductible)!