Friday, October 29, 2010

Long Russia update The good and not so good

A couple days ago we did our required 8 doctor russian physicals here in Vladivostok. It was interesting to say the least.The physicals took place in what they call a hospital but, used to be a former mansion to a single family before the revolution.It had beautiful ornate moldings that were interesting to see.The actual physical took place in like a ballroom type room with very little privacy.It lasted about 45 minutes and then we got to pay the hefty bill.It was definitly the most interesting physical I can ever remember.
We have been able to see both children.The first day we drove the two hours north to see little B.The very first thing that I sensed from his deep rich brown eyes was relief. I will not ever forget his expression on his face as I am sure he has wondered if we would ever come back.He is such a sweet and loving little boy. he has a nasty rash/infection on his head that we are trying to figure out what it is.I do not know if it is scabies or something else. He has not grown much at all.His slender build body makes him look even smaller.We also went to see our miss M. She also has not grown much. She too is just so small for being a little over two.Miss M is very attached to her caretakers and was having a harder time at first.However at the end of our second visit she was hanging on to my neck for dear life.I do think she will have a harder transition at first because she is a bit confused at what is happening.
Yesterday we had our first court date. Our judge(much more on that subject after we return home) is requiring two courts because of two childen. We had our first court date yesterday and we did just fine. We knew we would have to go back for a second court when we came but, we were told the second court would be within a few days of the first. The judge however did not give the final court date for another 10 days !! We are trying to change our tickets to come home for the ten day waiting period but, flights out of here those days are full.We are still figuring things out and whether I will be able to go home for those ten days now .I am trying to just roll with the punches here but, its hard because I have 5 kids at home!!In the meantime we are trying to stay positive and see what else we can possibly see here in Vladivostok.


Maggie and Randy said...

We are also here in Vlad, at the Hotel Hyundai downtown. Close to the court, if it is the same one you guys went to. If u want some company and can meet us downtown Vlad, we would love to keep you company and share experiences. We are in our 10 day wait period as well, and had successful court. Just let us know...we have a laptop and email.

Randy and Maggie

Shelly and Steve said...

Congratulations!! Other than the poor timing of it all, it sounds like things are going well and both children will be yours very soon. I know this must be so very stressful and hope everything can go as smoothly as possible and you can go home for at least a week or so during this massive stay there. How wonderful if you can meet up with Maggie and Randy. Don't go so long in between posts please!!! Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

just know we are thinking of you guys!!

CC and family

Jeanne said...

So many frustrations--but you're getting so close to the end! Hope you can find a good solution.

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Wow! Just know we're all thinking of you! I can't wait to meet you in person. We'll be coming in this afternoon to Vladivostok and won't be at the Vlad Inn until about 9:00 pm or so. Monday is pretty busy but would love to find you and get together Monday night or so.

Sabrina Dickenson and Giorgio Turri