Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our days

Our days here are not all that exciting. We sleep in--as much as a 4 year old does--and then go to breakfast.

Meals are all prepared by the hotel and are very much social occasions for the families. We check for updates and news. We all ooh and aah over each others children.

I try to get out in the morning. There are several parks nearby. Someone always needs to go to the ATM or grocery store. Today Jason (Angie's husband) and I put our girls in the hotel's double stroller and went mall walking. Both girls were content to be out. If all else fails, we swing behind the hotel.

Lunch is around 1. Another social event.

After lunch, we head back to the room to rest. Sara sleeps from 3 to 5 everyday but it takes her a while to wind down. It also takes her a while to wake up. She will open her eyes around 5 but doesn't really sit up or speak for a solid hour.

So, by the time she's really awake, it's time for dinner. After dinner, I try to sit and talk with some of the other families. Usually, the older girls will take Sara our back to swing. She thinks she's one if the teens and they are great with her. Other nights we Skype.

I usually try to have her in bed by 8. She falls asleep somewhere between 8:30 and 9.

As you can see, our days aren't very action packed. Sometimes we have appointments thrown in there -- usually during nap time. But, at least it's warm here!


  1. Wish I was still there doing nothing with you!

  2. I came across your blog and have really been enjoying reading your story. Your little girl looks amazing and I look forward to continuing on the process with you via the blog. Thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way during this long and difficult process!