Thursday, May 10, 2007

Out of the fog.....

And into reality!!!
**** Note- I started this blog on Thursday night, but didn't get to posting it until Saturday-
Today was the first morning that I had all four children to myself. I told Nathanael, "I bet you are excited to get back to work!!! HEE HEE!!!" He said no, of course. At one point yesterday,
Amilia was crying because she was tired, Isaac was chasing after the cat who had gotten outside, Sammy was throwing a fit because he didn't want his boots on, and Lincoln.... hummm... I don't recall what he was up too. But at that point I was thinking, what have I gotten myself into!! Can I really handle all four? Well, I made it through day one, and we are all in one piece. Amilia has started to cry a bit more, especially when she is hungry and tired. She has learnded to cry when she is hungry, which is great thing!! For the first couple of days we didn't know when she was hungry because she never cried.
***** Now it is Saturday, and there is never a dull moment at the Bailey's.. Yesterday morning I took Amilia to the doctor for her one hour appointment. The boys stayed with grandma at home, which was a good thing. We arrived at 8:45, and didn't get home until 12:30. Amilia was very well taken care of, and that was evident to the doctor. Although, he did find a double ear infection and ringworm on her scalp. The ringworm sounds worse than it is. It is just a fungus and we put lotion on it for the next 6 weeks. Then She got 4 shots, and had to get 11 viles of blood drawn for extensive testing. Well, lets just say it is the worst experience that I have ever had at the doctor. They couldn't find a vein in her tiny arm- so after 1 hour and 15 minutes of crying, we finally called it quits. We only got 5 viles of blood drawn, and I have to go back in on Monday to finish. The poor thing had a fever and slept the rest of the day. What a welcome to America!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

She's almost home!!!!

Well, it is hard to believe, but we finally made it home! Well- almost!!! We flew in last night, and stayed in White Bear Lake before heading home to Duluth. Nathanael, Amilia, and I have some wicked jet lag. I will post our trip in more detail later, but I wanted to post a picture of our newest addition. She is wonderful!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Heading Home Tomorrow

Hey everyone

It still amazes me that with a click of a button, you all
can get this email half way accross the world. Today is Thursday, 5 pm our
time, 9 am for you all- we have a a great couple of days. We went to
the Crown hotel two nights ago for traditional cusine- injera and wot(stews and
large round flat pancakes). It was ok- but we have loved the food made
by the cooks at the guest house. The traditonal song and dance was

Amilia is doing so well. She slept through the night again, and is
always smiling and happy. She is know at the care center to always be happy
and contented!!! We are so thankful she is such an easy going baby. She
will fit right in with the chaos.

Everyone here is so nice!!! The driving is crazy- cars, goats, people, donkeys, horses, and cows share the streets. But we have not seen one accident. On the walk to the care center we pass the goats being slaughtered on the corner. It is amazing what you get used to so quickly. It doesn't bother us at all anymore. The food is all organic and fresh- delicious, but we have to be careful what we eat.

Our ride is here to take us back to the guest house, so the next time I
write, I will attach pictures of our Amilia- she is absolutly wonderful!!!
love you all, Anna