Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Update from Addis!
This morning as I was leaving the house I got a very strong psychic sense that my mom and daughter were together. Of course, knowing approximately the planned time of their meeting, one could argue that there was nothing "psychic" about my feeling. But it was strong anyway ;-)
My mom called me later this morning to report on their 2 hour meeting. Here are the details in no particular order:
1) Baby girl has lots of hair. The care workers put it in a teeny pony tail which is very cute.
2) Baby girl has little to no neck. She has a heat rash where her neck should be, mom asked the care workers to start putting powder on it.
3) Baby girl is cute and smiles a lot.
4) Baby girl weighs 17 lbs and is 25 centimeters long (exactly the same weight as my nephew who is American and born - possibly- the same day). She's smaller than her pictures look and wouldn't fit into the 9 month outfit my mom brought.
5) She can sit up on her own, but sometimes falls over and then tries to push herself back up but can't on her own yet.
6) She didn't cry at all and wasn't scared of my mom, although another little baby started shrieking when he saw my mom!
7) She's very calm and had no problem being handled by my mom or anyone else.
8) She's easy going.
9) She loved the toys my mom brought her and was able to play with them.
10) She played with my mom's top and took her glasses off.
11) All the care workers seemed attached to her and were invested in getting her to smile.
12) My mom was able to get video and pictures, although I'll have to wait 2 weeks to see them! Agh!
13) Baby girl just started on solid food. Something called 'Mother's -------' a porridge like substance (anyone know the name?)
14) I got a smidgen of information about her history, with promises to get more.
15) My mom said she felt a connection with Baby girl as soon as Baby girl was willing to be held by her and didn't cry ;-)
16) She looks exactly like her most recent pictures.
17) She's alert and curious.
18) No tears.
Yay! Doesn't she sound wonderful? I have a psychic feeling that we are going to be a great match for each other.