This is the monkey that has my voice recorded in it. Robin would play it for Yuri and he would put his head on it. Then he would be throwing the ball and any toys she would give to him but when she picked up the monkey he wouldn't throw it but would put his head on it listening.
look at those eyes!
look at those eyes!
He has his Momma's ears.
Notice the ball in mid-flight
He walked quite a bit today. He kept wanting to let go of Robin's hands but she explained that Momma's don't allow walking without hand holding till you get bigger. He submitted to this and kept walking until he got tired.
Listening to music
This was later in the visit and I was trying to walk him around to soothe him.
Aren't they beautiful together? These two are best buds!
We went to the orphanage today and when we walked in there was a little boys with CP who was being carried by nurse talking to the doctor. He was sobbing. :o( I don't know what was going on. I don't know if it was anything or nothing but it was hard to see. I want to make it ok. I want to make it better. I want to bring all the kiddos home with me. Oi!
Our driver, Valentin, worked his magic and got us into the room where the christmas pageant was held. It was a big, quiet, non stinky room which was very nice. While he went to get the key he motioned us down the hall. I didn't know why or where to, so we went and stood in the zoo room. After standing there a minute or so I thought 'what if this isn't where we are supposed to be and what if they get the boys ready and come looking for us and can't find us because we are hiding with the rabbits!' So went back out into the hall and meandered down to the thier room. I poke my head in and caught a glimpse of the babies. They were both naked and being changed and dressed for our visit. I could hear sweet Julia talking and talking and then I realized why. They had put her in the crib with the 6 year old boy I had mentioned previously. He was very sweet with her and was trying to play with her. He was sitting up and using his hands which I thought was really great. She was laughing and playing with his crib toys.
They boys were being double teamed with wipe downs and diapering and dressing. It looked very rushed and harsh to me but the boys just went with it. We got them and went to the room and spread out. The boys were great for the first 30 minutes and then, as if the memories of yesterday flooded their brains, they were done. Even Bohdan! He was grunting at Robin so I took him, but that only lasted 10 minutes and then he started grunting at me and every attempt I made soothe him.
Yuri did good. He had his momements but overall had a good day. We didn't get to feed them today and they were happy to see the nurse come to get them. :o( Soon enough boys, soon enough you will learn that Momma's are for feeding and a lot of other great things. Only a few more days.
Thinking about that is exciting. We have to have the passports before the orphanage will release them to us even though Josh and I are listed as their parents on their birth certificates. A fact Tatianna casually told me yesterday as we walked out of the last birth certificate office. She said "you are now a mother. you are on the birth certificates. the boys are winkles." That is HUGE news! but we had so much to do we couldn't dwell on it. We had to rush to get more paperwork done. Anyway we will hopefully be able to get them on Friday or Saturday.
We will find out in the morning if we can get their passports on Friday. Please pray this is the case!! I hate to be a debbie downer (wah-wah) but I'm done. Stick a fork in me. I don't know why it is so soon this time but I'm already feeling the strain of wanting to go home really bad. I guess it is because I was only home such a short time in between trips and because Josh, my sweet hubby bestest friend, isn't here. And because I'm pretty sure Caius and Asher have disowned me. Asher won't talk to me at all on Skype. Caius usually will interact with me but today he wouldn't look at me.
Oh Lord I'm ready to be home with all my children. (sounds like a crumby soap opera)
So many of you have asked about the changing the date of birth. It is legal but it is rarely done. I was the first to ever change a child's date of birth in this region and we have the chance of being delayed because of the confusion it has caused.
I think I have answered all the question you all asked me in the comments. If not ask me again. ;o)
The count: 3 slips a piece today. The side walks are all ice!
So the interesting thing that happened today was.... I was taking a nap and woke up to an Air Raid siren. REALLY?! I go ask Robin if that was something on her computer making that noise but she just gave me the look like 'no and oh my gosh.' I went and hung my head out of the window to see what was going on. Turns out Robin and I were the only ones worried. Everyone else was walking around like usuall. We have no idea what it was but hope to find out.