Saturday, February 10, 2007

2nd visit trip Journal thoughts

Amazing difference! You recognized us!! We came into the lobby, around the corner and both your faces lit up when you saw us! That was so awesome. You came tous easily and we played from the get-go!!

Your new foster mother is just a dream and she and her sister and their family love you very much. That first night, you just dazzled us – you played so hard on the couch, banging on the ledge.

Daddy made you giggle right away – when you were on the bed getting your diapers changed. You both went for my necklace, like it was just yesterday that you had chewed on it.

In 7 short weeks, you guys have advanced so much – pulling yourselves up, walking on your tippy-toes….

Oh boy, but did you hate having your clothes changed – or rather your clothes put on. Scream, scream, scream.

No toofies yet, but we can feel them on the gums. And your FM says you have very sensitive skin and allergies? We kept you on Arbonne products and you did real well.

Logan – your smile still lights up the room, you give it so freely. Austin, you give the most quizz’acle looks, there’s so much going on inside!

You LOVED meeting Grandma! You seemed to know right away that she was someone special. You both tackled her with love and kisses. You loved it when she sang her lullaby to you – you didn’t even scream when she was changing your clothes as long as she was singing that lullaby.

You both loved your crazy momma – you loved to watch my hair flap around, when I sang my granddaddy’s rendition of O Solo Mia, you both went into peels of laughter!!

Story time – your first FM must have played my tapes all of the time! You both get so quiet whenever I read, you love my funny noises, and animal immitations. You guys also just love looking at the books and all the pictures.

You are both pretty musical, too. Austin can keep tune, or keep the beat already. And Logan sang back Gma’s lullaby to her,

You’re both talking up a storm, ba, babababababa….for minutes at a time!!

Logan fell in love with “Sock.” You love to be “boo” and mommy was playing with you in the stroller “ship.” Sock had fallen off and mommy was slinging it over the edge, saying boo. You suddenly got so sad because you thought sock was getting hurt – you pouted your little face and when I gave you sock to hold, your face lit up and you twirled sock in delight. Anytime sock went flying, you pouted again. You played with sock all night and even the next day.

Food – wow – we gave you pizza, breads, ff, ice cream…so many new things to try and you both just so great with them!

We had a few accidents, too. Austin hit his head on the big table in front of mommy, no bruise though. Logan fell out of the stroller onto the marble floor! No bruise though and then he hit his head on the dresser – got a bruise that time!

Austin – you are the greatest little poser – you like to lounge in various positions, all very comfy, but very entertaining!

Sleepin’ like little angels, your skin is SO soft and beautiful, your eyes, your toes, your lips – everything about you two is just perfect!

Playpen – once grandma and I made a playpen, you guys had lots of fun. The last two nights, mommy felt like I watched a little miracle on earth. You two actually played together. You went around the playpen, playing follow the leader on a self made obstacle course, but when you met in the middle, you would both wrestle around and Logan would make Austin just laugh and laugh and laugh – those were the best moments in mommy’s life so far!!

On the very last night, you even put yourselves to sleep after playing together!

The people we met – a couple from California, adopting their little girl. Twins! Sisters were there, one was adopting a 7 year old little girl.

God gave mommy 2 special moments, one encounter to reaffirm another adoptive mommy who thought the Guatemalans hated Americans and adoption – I told her because we had twins, just like in America, many people came up to us and they all were very friendly and very happy and told us how wonderful it was that we were adopting, she seemed very relieved and happy to hear that and I thanked God for allowing me to deliver that special reassurance.

Also – the family from California, felt unsure about their little girl and had doubts about what they were doing. I shared with her how I had felt a little overwhelmed and worried and how Robin had prepared me, she was a child physchiatrist, but felt relief upon hearing my words. Thank you, God.