Monday, March 28, 2011

Arrived in Vlad

Before we left the hotel in Moscow, we grabbed breakfast in their restaurant. For those who have been in Russia, you know that most dining places play American music or music in English  at least, and it is usually very club sounding. So after a thumping beat song, we hear the following lyrics: "Light of the world, you step down into darkness. Open my eyes let me see. Here I am to worship. Here I am to bow down. Here I am to say that you're my God." and the song continued followed by another worship song that we sing at church. It was great to hear. The third song was back to seductive club music again.  It cracks me up because this is so typical of our experiences in Russia!

The eight doctor medical was much easier than I had anticipated. If any PAPs want to know more about it feel free to email or leave a comment and we'll share our experience. At one point though I thought I was going to laugh uncontrollably at my husband! In the room there was a large table with chairs around it and then chairs on the side of the room. The doctors come in the room and sit around the table. There was a couple from Italy, one from Spain, a single lady from California, Justin and I plus everyone's facilitator. One very attractive (female) doctor was at the end of the table and was taking our blood pressure. When it was Justin's turn he  was going to take off his long sleeved shirt so the blood pressure could be taken. The air was very dry and the static electricity was a problem. His t-shirt came up with his other shirt and there he was with his chest hanging out. He instantly made a joke and tried to quickly replace the t-shirt. Even the most stoic person in the room had a smirk on their face. I thought I was going to double over laughing!

The flight from Moscow and Vlad should have been good. We were assigned emergency exit row so Justin could really stretch out. I on the other hand did not enjoy the seating arrangement. The body odor and dirty feet smell was nauseating (people who know me know I can't stand feet anyway!). And to top it off the large gentleman beside me thought he needed half of my seat as well as his own!

We have been at the Vlad Inn for about 30 minutes. Justin is sound asleep and I don't think he is feeling well. Tomorrow we will go see our little guy! I should have time to update in the morning.

12 comments:

threekidchaos said...

I think the last-leg flight is always the worst. Glad you made it safely to Vlad. Can't wait to hear about your reunion with Little B!

Joel and Clarion said...

I remember how exciting yet how exhausting the travel is. Glad you're there safe and sound. We'll probably be e-mailing you with some questions about things that are "new" since the last time we adopted. Blessings!

Ashley said...

so exciting that you are finally back in Vlad! Praying for sweet time with your baby boy and for continued health for the 3 of you.

Vicki said...

LOL, I'm glad that you were able to smile during the "medical" visit. I'd love to hear more about that and what to expect.
Being squished on the Moscow to Vlad flight sounds unfortunate, after landing I'm sure you just wanted some good clean air.
I hope that you both wake refreshed and feeling well for your visit with little B.

singletracey said...

So glad you are there safe and sound. Been thinking of you both and am excited for you to see the Little Guy tomorrow! I will continue to pray for safe and healthy travels and fun times with the Little Guy...

Tracey and Chuck said...

Very happy to hear that you made it safe and sound. Sorry the flight was not the best! :) Was thinking of you guys through the evening last night and hoping you made it to Vlad! Can't wait to hear after you are reunited with your little boy! Please give hugs to Irina and Lana from the Cooper's!!!

Doug and Shelly said...

I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear about your visit tomorrow!!

Willy's Auntie said...

I'm glad you arrived in Vlad safe and sound! Can't wait to hear how Little Guy is and see pictures of him!

Gloria said...

Glad you guys got there okay! Sorry the flight was not the best. Hope Justin feels better quickly! Can't wait to hear about your visit with the Little Guy! Thinking of you guys!

Amy said...

Break a leg!! Thoughts and prayers to you. SO excited for you! :)

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Glad you arrived safely. Tell the girls at the VMI I said hello.. especially Marina (beautiful blonde at front desk). Glad you avoided the 8-doctor medical in Vlad then we would have had a good laugh with your encounter with one of the male doctors there.. I'll have to post about it sometime.. he's creeeppppyyy. Can't wait to hear about your first visit with B!!

Anonymous said...

i would love to hear more about the 8 doc medical and know what i have ahead of me. i am starting the process..
my email is sannieo@yahoo.com.
good luck with the rest of the journey to taking your son home,
San.