Once we got to the orphanage 2 people tried speaking to us in Ukrainian and we have absolutely no idea what they were trying to say. We just told them English is all we speak.
When we made it to Mina's room they had to take her in the back to get her dressed and ready for our visit. They left the door wide open and we saw all these precious babies laying on the floor, in playpens crying or just staring at us. One little girl was facing the wall banging her head into it for stimulation. It just broke our heart to see all these babies that are blessings and gifts from God in this situation. The caregivers I really believe care about these kids there are just so many kids to so few caregivers and they do the best they can. There is one little boy that every time we get there he practically runs out of the room to us and they always have to pull him back in the door. He is there little escapee :) Oh I pray and hope all these children have families that come for them.
Every time we go to the orphanage it is so hard to wrap our minds around it all. I have to fight back tears each visit.
Mina was cranky this morning. Her tummy felt really hard and bloated and she kept crying off and on at first. She has a spot on her back where the skin on her back is peeling. I'm not sure if it's from laying on her back or what. She has lots of mosquito bites all over her also.
She is really starting to recognize and getting excited to see us. On our way carrying her back to the room she started griping the top of my dress and it looked like she was trying to wave at Jim behind us. She is really changing a lot in just these few short visits. She is smiling more and more! We went outside to play this morning since it was a little cooler. Myla played on the merry go round and with the toys while we sat and played with Mina.
At 3:45 we will head back up to the orphanage for our 2nd visit.
Here's more pics from this mornings visit!
More loving & patting on her book.
Daddy playing with Mina! She got upset at the end when he stopped. So cute!
Mina trying to take Myla's bottle from her! Funny! Glad she is reaching for things!
Pics of Myla playing outside!