Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We have had our hands a little full this past day and a half. After our incredible first day with Jack our second started out great. He had slept completely through the night, and seemed ready for breakfast. He ate a little less, and started to become more fussy. We were really busy, however, because day 2 was when we went through all our paperwork, interviews, giving/receiving ceremony, and made our orphanage donation. I thought it was a lot of money in dollars - in Yuan we didn't have an envelope big enough to hold it all! After that we went to Wal-Mart and picked up some odds and ends. By the end of the day jack was boiling, and cranky, and pulling on his ears - we've seen enough to know what this is. Throw in some teething and gas and we have had a little emotional rollercoaster stuck to mommy's hip. Fortunately we have some antibiotics and Motrin that we started today (day 3). It's helping, and you can see that he really wants to be happy, but its hard. Our guide arranged for a doctor to come see him (we chose not to go to a "hospital") who promptly told us he had wax (poo-poos) in his ear. Gee Thanks! The conspiracy theorist in us thinks they gave all the kids something to get them through the first day, because it seems a lot of children in our hotel have all come up with fevers etc. that weren't there on gotcha day. hmmmm....
Anyway, his sleep is at least OK, and he still eats, so we'll be fine. We have gotten to see a lot of parks, Buddhist temple etc. and Nanning is very beautiful with wonderful citizens. However, we've been praying - and ask anyone else to as well - for Chris and Kelly in our group. Their beautiful girl is mourning the loss of her foster parents, who obviously loved her very much, so she is slow to attach to them. We've all been taught that it is a very good thing as it relates to future attachment issues, but it is just brutal on them in the here and now.
...gotta go diarrhea just hit!