Eight pounds baby – six pounds clothing

March 8, 2007 at 5:24 am 4 comments


This is a picture from this morning’s visit.  This is Isabel dressed with so many layers that her arms cannot physically be put down.  Underneath her snowsuit is a velour sleeper that has a hood and under the snowsuit hood and the sleeper hood are TWO more hats. Under the velour sleeper are two pairs of pants and two shirts and two pairs of socks.  Just after this picture was taken, a nurse tsk tsk’d me and brought out a wool blanket.  She was like a little package, all firm and bundled up.  We got her inside and took off maybe two layers and she still had a little sweaty brow. 

The time with her just flies by.  I kissed her cheeks and played peek a boo with her the whole time.  She had just had a bottle when we got there and so she was all happy and cooing.  Just as our time with her was ending, she zonked out.  Pictures don’t do full justice as to how darling she is.  She takes everything in when we go to a new room.  She has to look around at everything. 

It is getting much harder to leave every day.  Today I felt shattered on the drive back to Bishkek from Tokmok.  She is well taken care of and she is safe and loved and as you can see she will never be cold, but to leave her….it breaks my heart.  We are noticing a little extra plump in her cheeks and so the new formula must be helping. 

Art and Zannie played with some of the older kids and they had a ball in with them.  Art gets down on the floor and plays with the toy cars and today there were even balloons that were twisted into shapes for the kids.  Zannie met a friend and they said that the two girls can play together every day.  We are bringing the kids fresh fruit tomorrow which we are told is a big treat. 

More tomorrow. 


Entry filed under: Adoption, International Adoption, Kyrgyzstan, Motherhood, Travel.

I could look at this picture all day I Heart Bishkek

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mom2one  |  March 8, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Ohhhhh!! She is A.DOR.A.BLE!!!

  • 2. Louise  |  March 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Aww she is adorable!!!

    How long will you be staying in country? I need to go back and read your archives where you describe this.

  • 3. Tiffanni  |  March 8, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    So precious. 🙂

  • 4. melissa taylor  |  March 31, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    I have just loved reading this, and hope my daughter, a newly adoptive mother of a Tokmok orphan (isabella!, formerly Meerim) as of Sept 2006..this all brings back those days, we know exactly how much you miss your Isabel, and how long the wait until May must seem. My daughter, Melanie Castelli, waited from July to Sept 2006 for Isabella..she is a delight, now 16 mos old..a very smart, funny, delightful child, loves her food, sleeps well and brings joy to all. Bless you and we will think of you in May. We also used Adoption Options, Brent is the BEST ever. Much love to you.


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