so here you go the latest update on little Ella's progress. She has been doing so much and we are so happy for her. Her Grand mother Mallory saw her one week then again about a week later and stated that she had changed so much. she is sitting up so well - - sorta. at least holding her head up very good and here you can see it in "belly-time." I was looking through some of her pictures on the 'puter here and was in awe at how much she has grown in the past few weeks. She is not just holding her head well but is also starting to talk. In baby talk that means "coo-ing and ka-ing". It has been great. some times sara can get some dialogue going back and forth with her. Sara will say something then Ella makes a sound - then Sara - then Ella - and back and forth. We heard that baby's younger than 18 months old also start to build their sound knowledge for language. That being the case, Sara has started talking to little Ella in Russian. We'll see what happens.
Also, I will try to do better at getting more pictures on. I have some of Sara's family with Ella and will try to get that in the next week.