Monday, June 5, 2006

BabyHouse Visitation Count 7 of 14

Hello from around the World. 

Our day started off in the best way possible.  We got to call Rachael!  We love hearing her sweet little voice and miss her like crazy.  That is truly the hardest part of this whole thing.  We can't wait until we have both of our children(I love saying that!!), in our home.  Lots to look forward too.  We did make the mistake of calling her at 10:00 p.m. which may have not been the best timing.  She was very tired and got very sad, which made us very sad. Thank you to all of you taking such wonderful care of her and calling her and helping to pass the time.  She told us she had yet another birthday party at her Aunt Joy and Uncle Ed's.  I think that makes the 4th one or so.  First the Omaha Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa Bruner and Molly and the two we had before we left and now this one.  Apparently she got a baseball glove and softball and she is practicing her throwing and catching with Aunt Joy.  Grandma and Grandpa Drake got her a human skeleton that she gets to put together.  She wants to be a Doctor when she grows up so this is something she really loved. 

It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day for us.  The days all seem to blend together and the visits feel the same.  It's kind of funny.  We had a good visit with Jonathan today.  We walked in his playroom and he was in a large playpen.  I said his name and he look up and got the biggest smile on his face!!  It feels so incredible that he is responding so well to us.  We kept him inside today because he is fighting a little bug.  He had on another of his cute little outfits and so far I guessed right on the money with his size.  He won't be in them for long though.  He was in a very good mood and we played with his telephone and his blocks for most of the visit.  He is totally falling in love with his Daddy and I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual.  He giggled a lot and babbled so we are feeling good with his motor skills at this point.  We finally get to meet with the Doctors tomorrow.  They will tell us any medical history they have on him, which maternity hospital he was born in and any conditions we need to know about.  I'm praying there aren't any that we need to be concerned with and ask for your prayers in this as well.  He seems so healthy and perfect that it would be hard to believe anything could be wrong but there is usually some issue we have to address. 

When we left the Baby House we got a list of medications we had to go get at the pharmacy to bring tomorrow.  Bryan thinks we might be buying for more than just Jonathan but that's ok.  If it helps any of those kids it's worth it. 

Not much else interesting today.  We went for our usual walk when we got home and ended up eating lunch at some street side cafe.  I had some sort of wrap with Chicken and cabbage and Bryan had a rice, sausage etc, etc dish.  Both were pretty good.  Oh and Ed, Orange Fanta is very popular here so we had one and toasted you. 

We got back to the apartment where I immediately plopped on the zebra couch and took a 4 hour nap.  Now guess who is wide awake.  I guess that means a couple of more episodes of King of Queens. 

P.S. from Bryan: Disaster was narrowlly averted today. When I stepped out of the shower I could smell some hot electrical burning. We quickly realized it was our power converter to go from 240 volts to 120 - Maggie's curling iron was over heating the thing. Our converter has a low side for cameras, computers, phones, etc and a high side for blow dryers or curling irons. Evidently, the thing over heats if trying to run a curling iron on the low side. We may have big problems tomorrow if the thing is fried. 

Rachael:  How was basketball camp??  We hope you had fun and it wasn't too hot.  We love you pumpkin.  XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Until tomorrow.......