So yesterday afternoon I went for the afternoon visit and played with Mina. It was nice to just be the two of us. We worked on sitting up and then I let her lay down on the couch a bit to play with her toys and of course had to tickle her a few times to get some sweet laughs : ) I tried to see if she could roll over on her own but it didn’t quite look like it. She would try to roll over and get about half way and then get stuck where she couldn’t finish turning over. After our visit Jim, Myla and I went for a walk with our Okie friends to go to the mall (pics posted of it the other day.) It sure is wonderful that there is another couple here that speaks English and it is so crazy that they are even from our home state. I praise God for them being here. It sure makes it easier on us to walk around town with others that stand out just as bad as we do and try to struggle through talking to the locals as we do. It takes away a bit of the homesickness. LOL Plus I think it makes us a bit braver to navigate into new places : )
Pics from yesterdays visit with momma!
At the mall I found a few things for Mina. There was a baby store where I bought her a hat (which I will be leaving with the orphanage because it makes her look like a turkey… ha ha ) and we found her some little pink shoes. The smallest shoes I could find where 3 months and I thought surely that will work. I brought her size 2, 3, and 4 from home thinking one of those would work but all are extremely huge. It worked out good cause the Okie couple have been looking for some shoes small enough for their little girl’s feet and haven’t had any luck so we gave them the size 2 shoes we brought for Mina and they fit her perfectly and she loved them. Sorry to get off topic… so anyway I took the little pink 3 month sandals to try on her feet this morning and well they are still big. They may just have to do though cause I’m not so sure I can find newborn shoes around here. I’ll keep an eye out. At least these will actually stay on her feet. I thought her feet were the size of a newborn… guess I was right. WOW, still blows my mind that she is 20 months old.
Here's her little turkey hat :) ha ha
We also bought a bottle for her to try that has a hole in the middle of it thinking she may be able to try to start holding on to it a little bit. We also bought size 5 nipples (the biggest size hole they had.) She hasn’t been able to drink out of any of the bottles we brought her she just kinda chews on the nipple. I think we are going to have to drill a hole in it to make it even larger so that she can actually get something out of it since she doesn’t really know how to suck.
Well this mornings visit got cut short. 20 minutes before time to bring her back everything got crazy. The other couples translator that is with them constantly said that she got a call from the orphanage nurse (while we were all outside) and said that the doctor wants the kids back in the room right now. So we had to rush them back to the room and then they took the kids from us really quickly. We weren’t told anything so not really sure what all was going on. Mina has seemed sick today. She has been cranky the past day or two and today she just would cry and cry and we couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Then she had lots of green snot (TMI) and we had to keep wiping her nose and she fell asleep very quickly on daddy again today. I don’t think she has been feeling very good. Maybe something is going around her groupa so that is why the orphanage doctor shortened our visit this morning. I hope she starts feeling better soon.
Michele, we found the fun ball pit area today!! Thanks for telling us where that was!
This was our best attempt at getting Mina to use her little legs and stand up... I think Jim got a better arm work out than she got a leg work out :) Ha ha... She did push back a few times before I got the camera out to video of course. And she will push against our hands occasionally.
Jim had a great time with Mina this afternoon. He said that she seemed to be feeling a little bit better and wasn’t quite as cranky. They spent some time outside and then playing on the couch. Daddy is always so silly and she sure does love him.
This evening we went for a walk, bought some more data on our aircard for the computer, ate New York Pizza (again… surprise : ) But this time we got some “fried icecream” afterwards. It was pretty tasty! I also got to talk to my good friend Melissa from back home through skype tonight so that was awesome to get to catch up!! Now off to bed! Everyone back home and in the US have a great rest of your day while we sleep peacefully!