Things have kind of fallen apart here lately. Nothing to do with the baby or the adoption, just our living circumstances.
I guess it started Thursday morning, when, while taking a shower, the hot water disappeared. I was nearly done, just had to rinse off some lathery spots, and so I bit the bullet and tolerated the cold.
Then later that day, after we came back from our daily visit to the baby house, the air conditioner, which was never all that strong, and like I
Ok, it's been highly requested and finally the circumstances allow me to post pictures of Matthew Jacob.
First let me say, the baby house dresses him in multiple layers and with a head covering despite the temperatures being in the 90's F (32+ C) here.
Here is Matthew the day he came back from the hospital.
And here on a play swing in play room.
I mentioned in a previous blog how they consider him overweight. As I look at those pictures from that first day, he does seem like he was heavier then. While he’s not exactly skinny, he seems to have thinned out some. His birthday is September 1st, and so a few days ago he turned nine months. He’s got way too cute chubby cheeks, and these dark expressive eyes. Most of his communication seems to come through those eyes. They smile and taunt, show helplessness and fierceness, appreciation and
Updated 08-03-2010 at 03:41 PM by Virgil
My mother-in-law warned us. It’s not like we didn’t listen, we really did and we made a concerted effort not to take in the endemic microbes. That sounds clinical but every local environment has different variations of micro organisms and water treatment varies, so that they will be different from country to country. And when one’s system is not used to a strange bacterium, well, you know what can happen.
My mother-in-law set us straight. She considers herself an experienced
Updated 06-01-2010 at 03:50 PM by Virgil
We’ve been here now about ten days and we’re sort of getting used to life here. First of all we’re in an apartment rather than a hotel. Though it feels a bit cramped – I’ve never lived in an apartment before, always a full home- compared to our house, I think the apartment was a better choice. The building is not much to look at from the outside. We’re one floor up a dingy, musty hallway where the floor is raw concrete and the hall window glass is partially broken. We didn’t think this was going
Updated 05-26-2010 at 01:00 PM by Virgil