"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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wed November 7th- Passport & SOS clinic

Got babies passports today. SOS clinic checkup was today. No wonder it feels like I am lifting 35 pounds because I am. She is 17 lbs and he is 18 lbs. DR said very good size for 7 months. He only had world growth chart not Vietnamese and he said they are both 50 percentile for the world. He kept asking if we were sure about our sons birth date. He was born in the hospital and relinquished so we are sure. DR was very surprised how advanced he was. He was surprised he could sit unassisted and crawled. Very unusual for baby institutionalized for 7 months. He was also surprised our daughter could sit unassisted. A week ago she barely could but we have been working on it. They are both very intelligent babies. Our son was so steaming mad during the checkup. He screamed. They kept asking if he was hungry. They always think baby is hungry if they fuss at all. No he is just pissed off. You should see him at night time. He has quite the temper when he is not getting exactly what he wants. She was a little angel. Not one whimper or tear. He has been vaccinated and she has not. Weird for being in the same orphanage and being the same age. He has the vaccination scar . I wonder how they decide which kids to vaccinate or not?


Kim said...

Heather...I have crossed everything possible to wish you a speedy second call from USCIS so you can bring your two adorable children home. Best wishes.

Awaiting Victoria in TN

Kim and Rich said...

Heather-the babies look so happy. Glad they're healthy and don't show signs of being institutionalized. Rich seems to think all our babies were well cared for and loved while they were at the orphanage.

Good luck with the 2nd interview. Hoping it comes sooner than later in the 4-6 days.


Katydid said...

The temperaments of the babies sound exactly like our son and daughter!