Regardless of whatever this aversion to smiling for the camera may be, the fact is that she's wonderful! According to the Dr. she's growing beautifully. She now weighs 9 lbs. 14 oz & is 22 3/4 inches long. She still has a cough, but the Dr. explained that she's not actually sick. It's a combination of acid reflux (which all babies have and in Parker it's causing excess mucus production) and small airways which haven't grown fast enough to catch up to the rest of her development. So she has coughing fits sometimes. Fortunately it's not life threatening and she will begin to grow out of it within the next couple of months.
Aside from that, all else is going along perfectly. I spoke with the attorney yesterday who confirmed that everything is in order for Monday's hearing and there were no bumps in the road anywhere. I almost feel guilty at how easy both of our adoptions have really been. We have a wonderful drama-free birth mother who has made this process such a breeze for us! Plus our caseworkers and attorney have been fantastic at getting all of the red tape stuff done, so all we've had to do really is sit back and enjoy the ride. It's really been a dream! And I'm almost afraid I'll wake up someday and realize that it couldn't really have been this easy!