Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 2 (final trip)

Hello everyone :) my day started at 3am thanks to jet lag. I really didn't mind at the time because I was wide awake but now it's 8pm and I have been awake for 17 hours and I can hardly keep my eyes open. I did want to make sure and send out an update though because I don't want to forget anything!

I got to the hospital at about 12pm and I could not wait to see Baby A. I walked in and hugged Alyona (a volunteer who has worked very hard to find him a family) and gave his nanny a hug then I went right over to Baby A and sat down beside him and started playing. I wasn't sure if he was going to remember me or if he would want anything to do with me, but I was excited to see him. We played for a few minutes and he was kinda grumpy but I was just so happy to play with him again!

Then his nanny started his dressing change and I watched and sang songs to my boy!

After his dressing change he was in a much better mood and even reached out for me to pick him up! I love it when he does this because I know he wants me and it makes this Mama proud!

The doctor from the US Embassy came to the hospital to do his medical exam and that went great. Baby A is totally healthy apart from his EB. He is going to write a letter to the airport saying that Baby A is healthy and he will explain EB so that they don't search him. Thank you guys for the idea on getting a letter and thanks for the idea to get pictures printed of him un-bandaged to show TSA at the airport in case they gave us a hard time. I have done both of those things so hopefully it will all go well at the airport.

The last time we came I remember Baby A wrapping his arms around his nanny's neck and he put his cheek to hers and just stayed there all snuggled up to her. I thought it was so sweet and I couldn't wait for the day he would do that with me. I knew it would take awhile though because he is still very stiff when I hold him and he wont really snuggle with me yet. I knew though that once he was comfortable enough to put his arms around me and love on me then he would have a pretty good start to an amazing attachment.

Well, as I was talking to him on the couch I started giving him kisses on the head. Then he leaned in for me to kiss his head and just stayed there with my lips on his forehead and HE WRAPPED HIS ARMS AROUND MY NECK. I couldn't believe he did it. Then he did the same thing several more times after that. I was overjoyed at this amazing blessing God had given me! Then he looked right at me and kissed me on the lips! He did that several times too! This is a HUGE deal because he normally turns away or offers you his forehead if you try to kiss him,... but not today! Then he played with my hair a few times. I was SOOOO excited he was loving on me so much! I love Baby A more then words could ever express and I am so blessed that God has allowed us to adopt him!

The lady from the passport office was not able to come to the hospital so we are taking Baby A tomorrow to the passport office. I am SO excited about taking him out of the hospital with me for the first time!

Wednesday we don't have anything planned but I'm sure I will be spending a lot of time at the hospital.

Thursday is GOTCHA DAY!!!! I will take Baby A from the hospital sometime in the afternoon. Sandy gets in Thursday night and will help me with Baby A.

Friday is our US Embassy appointment and they will give us his US Passport and Visa.

Saturday WE FLY HOME!!! I can't wait to bring our sweet boy home!

I am headed off to bed I hope you have a great day!


Connie Renee said...


Anonymous said...

So excited for y'all! I hope the rest of the time you spend with him there is as great as today! Also praying that the flight home will be an easy one!


Janine (txmomx6) said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated, even as tired as you are. We can't wait to see pictures of your new son once you have him permanently in your arms!

Anonymous said...

So excited by the latest update! So glad baby A is loving on you and getting use to you! He has an amazing life ahead of him!!


crystal said...

So excited for you guys. It brought tears to my eyes when you said that he loved on you today. So Sweet!!!

Liz said...

CAN'T WAIT for those welcome home pictures! I am so stinkin' giddy for you!!

sveta said...

It's so touching! So happy to hear that Baby A fell in love with you!

Annalien said...

It is so exciting that Baby A's gotcha day is right around the corner. And amazing how he has already bonded to you. God is good!

Anonymous said...

So excited to see your update and praying all your documentation is sufficient for security to be as gentle and caring as possible with him! Yeah for baby snuggles!

Praying from Waterford, MI
Kim M