Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Nick Sighting Today!

We saw him!
We saw him!
We saw him!

We were pleasantly surprised when we were told that we could visit the Baby Home today. We came in a day ahead of our scheduled time and were prepared to have to wait till tomorrow to visit him. Ecstatic doesn't even begin to describe our reaction when a smiling Olga stopped by to tell us to be ready at 12:30!

He has put on a bit of weight, and is walking! He walked in the room holding his care giver's hand. The big brown eyes darting from side to side, and the chubby cheeks are still there. We are also told that he can do stairs when assisted... uh-oh... we are going to be on the run at home. Good thing for those baby gates.

We had about an hour to visit with him today. I am not sure he remembers us, but we will have lots of time to get reacquainted. We will visit with him one more time tomorrow before we go to court on Thursday. I can't wait! We took some pictures today and will post those when allowed. We also have some short video.

We are staying at the Novokuznetskaya this time, it is just 10 minutes, if that, from the Baby Home. Met a few other couples, one of them with our agency; we just had dinner with them. They had court today, and got their ten days waived. They are going to Moscow a couple of days ahead of us, but it looks like we will all catch up there. Lots of new families in Moscow this weekend.

The flight from Moscow was smooth as silk, although for the first time in my life, I couldn't sleep on an overnight flight. Must have been a combination of anticipation and excitement; or the fact that I was just too tired to sleep. By the time we landed in Novo, we had been traveling for 36 hours. Bill, on the other hand, was able to sleep some on the way here.

We are going to try and rest now. Got the morning free tomorrow, then the Baby Home and some shopping. Will post more tomorrow.

Good night from Russia!


The Horners said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for you. Just reading your post made me giddy. It's so much fun reading someone's blog and knowing EXACTLY where they are. We, too, stayed at the same hotel. (Which we thought was very nice).

Tell Olga hi! (And tell Zac hi too!)

Mely said...

OMG, how exciting that you got to see the little one today!!! can't wait for you to be allowed to post his pictures...rest now!

dhimsel said...

Wow - we are so happy for you guys and can't wait to see pictures of the little guy. Good luck in court on Thursday. We're thinking of you.

Deb, Chris & Andrew