Oh the memories !
We start our day heading to the orphanage with our driver
We go inside and wait in the visiting room for them to bring him into us
Today he was only in two layers of clothing! Just a onesie and pjs and he was sooo skinny and tiny without all the layers ! It felt so different holding him. He is much smaller then he appears in all those layers
We sit in the same spot on the couch so that the lady who is always visiting her twins can have the other end
He seemed better today so thank you for the prayers. We can feel them!
We play with him
Try and get him to sit up for a minute
Sometimes we try something on him , like this little hat we brought today ha ha, and he is never very amused
But he is very cute!
We each take turns holding him
And play with him some more
He does not know what to do with himself when he is being held, he changes positions 100 times ,
Because he is only used to laying down on his back by himself
His body physically does not know what to do being held
We try really hard to get smiles out of him but he still holds back and will only give us little slivers of the smiles we know he is hiding somewhere
And then he is usually so worn out from our attention that he falls asleep for the second half of the visit. Even in this small amount of clothing today he was sweaty and out of breath by the time he falls asleep ..... Not sure if that's heart related or just that he literally hasn't done a thing for 10 months and any little exertion of energy wipes him out ?
Then we walk him back to his groupa door, say goodbye, and we head back to the apartment
We have a few restaurants within walking distance that we know have English menus so we rotate for lunch or dinner and somedays we walk around for awhile before heading back to the apartment for the evening to talk to the kids back home or post here.
And I have to say the thing that gets me through these ground hog days are all the comments from everyone back home. I sometimes read them all more then once to pass the time and also to feel at home, so thank you for taking the time to leave them! It means more then you know! We love them all!!
In our lunch outing today our Groundhog Day was interrupted by crazy animal people who literally ambushed us and forced their animals on us, then took Kyra's phone out of her hands and started taking pictures , and then they wouldn't let us leave until we paid them an overpriced fee for their "service to us"
It was quite the experience !
The whole time I am thinking "get these birds off my arm!!"
And then next thing I know they put the monkey on my head !
So for future adoptive families here , watch out for these guys! They trap
You! But they did break up our routine a little today ha ha !