We are delighted to report that Kiana is a fantastic sleeper!! Our last update was that she was sleeping in the Pack-N-Play in our room... she now sleeps in a crib in her bedroom - yay!! Kiana typically fights bedtime with some very loud (but short-lived) screaming and crying, then she grabs a blanket, buries her head in it, and resigns herself to sleep:
We have also made great progress with bathtime! Kiana's first several baths were all very short with her standing and screaming (did I mention she screams very loudly?) the entire time - it was hard on everyone. We recently moved the toddler tub to our loft play area and encouraged the kids to play in it - it became 'the boat.' Kiana slowly warmed up to the tub:
The kids have been enjoying fun 'toddler towels' that their cousins Luke and Brady used to use. Kiana wears the Froggy:
Kiana continues to become more and more comfortable in our home. Here she helps herself to some of Zander's sport-related toys:
On Saturday, we visited the big Maple Grove playground. We had a fine time riding the bumble bee...
...and the ladybug!
And a rest in the hammock:
This week has been busy - we had our first 'post-placement' check-in meeting with our adoption social worker on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we spent several hours at the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota for an assessment... details to follow!