"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa

We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
-Nancy McGuire Roche

Friday, November 02, 2007

Still alive

I just wrote a LONG post and it disappeared. Not what I need with such limited time.

We finally have the babies on the same eating schedule but not sleeping. They are still waking 2-3 times at night to eat. They eat a lot. They are little piggies.

They got up today at 5:00 Am ready to go. We are all getting used to each other. We decided to head out for a walk to find a little bakery. They really like the double stroller. They kind of zone out in it. It is fine on the streets near the Hotel and early in the morning. We were out before the shops opened or the street vendors were all over the place. It was nice to get out and walk. We ended up at the Melia Hotel to eat. We had our first experience with someone just taking the baby out of our arms. The waitress really liked our son and just walked over and took him right out of my arms. She stayed within our sight but I did not like it. He really likes the Vietnamese ladies. I think they remind him of his birth mother. The language is also familiar to him. When we were heading back to the hotel a flock of older women surrounded us. I thought they were going to yank the pacifier out of our daughters mouth. They cooed over the babies and tried to take them out but they were strapped in the stroller. As we went to leave the one women leaned down and kissed our son right on the mouth. I freaked out. I have no idea where her mouth has been and she had a mouth full of rotten teeth. It was disgusting but there is nothing I could do. Why do people feel they have the right to touch them? This incident makes me never want to leave the hotel again.

They babies are really starting to bond with us. My daughter looks at me with the most adoring eyes. They are filled with love. It melts my heart. She is a perfect little happy girl. My son is onary(SP). He has a VERY strong personality. When he is happy he is all smiles and personality. When he is upset you will know and he demands all your attention right away. He will not fall asleep by drinking a bottle. I have to swaddle him in the Moby carrier and walk the floors for hours. He will usually wake up when you try to lay him down. He seems to be a little less fussy today with the switch in formula. He picks on his sister. He will take the pacifier right out of her mouth or bop her on the head. She is so sweet and just adores him.

They both reached for me today when Mark had them and they got upset or hurt. That was such a great feeling that they are looking to me for comfort. We can just not get over the fact that these 2 perfect kids are ours forever and ever. We love them so much. I can not imagine life without them. How did we ever get so lucky???

Our first embassy appointment is on Tuesday the 6th. A little later then we hoped for. Sos clinic and passport on Wednesday.


Stacey said...

Sasha loved the sound of Vietnamese until one of the last days we were there, when she cried when a woman who was holding her started talking to her in it. I thought I might be wrong until a woman here in the states started speaking in Vietnamese to Sasha and she physically jumped in my arms and started crying. The other Vietnamese women around us laughed when she did it and then laughed when it happened again a couple of minutes later. I have no idea why she doesn't like it anymore. Maybe it is a stage...your babies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing pictures of them!

Anonymous said...

So glad you posted - I was worried about you all! I figured your hands were literally full with babies!

I loved the photos of your babies! Beautiful!!!

We can't wait to join in - we're the last, last, last to get our CFC from our DTV date (we're 2 weeks behind the rest) so I feel like we're starting on a journey similar to yours!

It's so wonderful to read your blog - my goal this weekend will be to create a blog!

Can't wait to read more from you all - enjoy those babies!

Christy & Doug in IL

Dawn said...

Blogger saves your posts every so often when you are writing it, so I bet that if you go back to your list of posts, you will see a DRAFT of what you lost there, or at least a part of it.

SO glad to read that you are doing well.