Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Prominading in RedSquare with our little Matrioshka
Today there was not much to do adoption related so we slept in with much needed rest. Hope had us up three times last night and it's day 2 with a fever & cough;( NOT GOOD! We're coping with Motrin and eating healthy..but this is hard. I am very tired, and I am starting to get emotional! I miss the boys and my life back home. Its hard to tend to Hope with limited things here..let alone the language barrier (if we need to buy something). Hope seems fine over all..even the doctor said so. I forgot to mention this (or did I?)..anyway, let me touch base one more time with the Doctor visit. He said hope looked great and that she had some rickets, but her medicals and vaccin records were fine and did not think she needed to be revaccinated (I kinda agree on this). I asked him if I could give her motrin for her pain, but he said he didn't believe in doing this..I have been doing it anyway, because I have never observed a child so uncomfortable during teething..the fever is not helping! Hope hates baths! She is such a wiggler! Sooooo, back to where I last was..we finally got strength to get up and eat and go for a walk on Arbat and Red Square with Hope. She loves to be on the move (she reminds me a lot of my eldest son Frederick) as well as her independance! The weather here could not be more perfect! Her cheeks were nice and rosy and she was warm in her snowsuit. though, I must say that I had originally wanted to take a stroller, Fred said no...boy do we regret this! Its perfect stroller weather...do take one! cause the carrier has given us both broken backs!!! She is not a big fan of being strapped and confined either.
We went inside GUM, took lots of pics of our little Princess and just talked over and over again about how Blessed we are to have her finally in our arms! To have these pics with Hope in them is just a Miracle in itself! WoW...we really are almost done!
Tomorrow is our Immigration interview..and then we will pack up and start our process on a flight home..dunno how that is gonna go..it won't be easy! As you know, us PAP'S are always trying to find the signs of the attachment disorder, or orphanage delays or habbits..and I can tell you that Hope has already sparked up and over come what we thought may be an issue. She is standing on her own, climbing, chewing, curious, saying 'MaMa' and 'No' how you like that? She cries when I leave the room and smiles when I enter...she really enjoys chewing, and her bottle, I stress this, because they were only feeding the children mashed/pureed food, and had weaned her from theh bottle which is sad cause when she start to sleep she makes this sucking sound that seems to soothe her;( anyway, I need to sleep when the baby does, cause you never know what time she is going to awake next..tata..zzzzzz