Sunday, August 27, 2006

End of the first week

We have been in Ethiopia for a week now. Today was the day we were to be flying home with our little Minow. Our Embassy interview is tomorrow as our agency has worked hard to get that for us so that we could leave as soon as possible. We tried to get a flight out and Friday was the earlies day we could fly out on our same route. We could not change our route, and even if we did we would still have arrived home on Friday Sept 1st, just a little earlier in the day. We are leaving the Hilton today to move to our agencies guest house. I will miss the Hilton but am looking forward to being in a house. There will be 2 or 3 other families there and that will be really nice.

Minow is doing great. He eats, sleeps, eats, plays, eats, sleeps, eats....you get the idea. He smiles constantly and only cries when he is hungry. He can sleep anywhere and that is really nice. He hasn't slept in a crib yet, we have had him sleep in bed with us--which I will admit is something I said I would never do, but I can't bear to be away from him. When we get home I will put him in a crib, I think...who knows.

We took a day trip yesterday to Sodere and Debre Zeit and Nazret. The country side is so beautiful, I really recommend that everyone take a day trip out of Addis to see the country it beautiful. It really puts things in perspective. We were thinking about going to Axum next week since we will be here, but we haven't decided. It is really hard and tiring traveling with a baby, especially when you are only traveling for a day or two. Well, I will post pics when I get home. I will be taking more photos at Wanna this week and maybe at Layla if we can make it there.

Well, I will post more when we are back in the states about the whole experience which as been amazing.

3 comments:

Bek said...

I am so happy for you. I know the wait is hard and you just want to GO HOME NOW!! We had a three week wait with each of our domestic adoptions and after about the third day it was pretty much torture......

Glad you have the little man with you and that you have all your appointments and dates set up..that helps a little bit, right? It is nice to know WHEN you are leaving and not be in limbo.

Can't wait for the stories and to see the pictures......

Anne said...

I'm really glad to hear that Noah is safely in your arms and getting all the love he needs.

Have a safe trip home...give Noah a hug and a kiss from us!

MP2 said...

I'm so glad I checked to see if you were home yet - I didn't know you had been posting updates! What an experience you must be having. I cannot wait to hear more. Tell me all about Nazaret - that is where Teeny is from and we weren't able to get down there...this time. Teeny hasn't spent much time in his crib, either. He's still eating like its going out of style, but he has put on about 3-1/2 POUNDS since we picked him up. Can't wait to hear more from you guys. Hug Noah for us. -MP