Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6 – Day 6 of 10

Things are going well here. B loves to give us hugs and kisses and flash his toothy smile at us all the time. This sure helps make the days go by just a tad bit quicker. To answer the questions left of the last post, B turned two on March 6th. He is quite healthy. He may have some growth delays, but we anticipate him making up the deficit quite quickly. He no longer cries when we leave to hotel room or go outside. Things here are familiar to him now. I anticipate the first time we get in a vehicle to head downtown we will have tears again. We also had a huge breakthrough in bath time last night. After about one full minute of screaming he decided to play with the bath toys Justin had handed him. He played for almost 10 minutes. When the water drained out, he wanted us to put in more. Hopefully he will remember how much fun he had when we set him in the tub again tonight.

As of today, B will be the only child here in the hotel. I think we got very lucky. The meeting I mentioned last Thursday regarding the baby home directors seems to have had an impact on some things. There is a couple here who had court last Wednesday. They were able to bring their son here for Saturday and Sunday and had to take him back to the Baby Home for the rest of the 10 day wait. We have never heard of this happening before. Then there is a couple who had court on Friday, the day after us. Their daughter is in Ussuryisk. They were also unable to bring her here during the wait. They called and asked why we were able to bring B here and they were not allowed to bring their daughter, but unfortunately for them they were not able to change their minds. Other than that I think there are two families here on their first trip.

B loves animals especially dogs. Of course in Russia there is no shortage of stray dogs running around. Here is B and daddy talking to the cebaka through the fence.


B also discovered he likes the playground equipment behind the hotel!

9 comments:

Joel and Clarion said...

Sounds like good times continue at the Vlad Inn. We're glad to hear that things are getting more familiar to your little guy. Only a few days left. Enjoy!

Kate S. said...

I love the pic of you and B swinging :) Glad all is going smoothly for the three of you during this 10 day wait. Hope all is well with your other three at home, too :) HUGS from PA!!!

Amber D said...

The picture of you adn B swinging is so cute! Congrats!! We can't wait to welcome you home and meet Baby B!!

Carol A said...

I am glad things are going great!! He looks adorable, from what you are allowed to post.

Tracey and Chuck said...

So glad to hear that things are going great with B. Looks odd to be out on the playground at the Vlad Inn without any snow! Looks like it is warming up!!! Can't wait for the 10 day wait to be over and here that you are all heading home!!

Jennifer said...

I am glad things are going well there, but if I don't get to see that precious baby boy's face soon, I may have a breakdown!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well and can't wait to have you back in Illinois! Can't wait to meet B. Corey and Babette

Vicki said...

So glad that things are going smoothly. I loved hearing about the bath breakthrough! Yay!!

sonflowerjax said...

So happy you are getting this quality 2-on-1 time with Baby B, but am so excited to see him with his siblings and in his home soon! :) Continued prayers!