Today was an interesting day, I was told yesterday that my coordinator needed to take care of some business on my behalf and she needed my driver to do it so I would not be picked up to go to the baby house until 2 PM. OK, since I always see BB in the morning, I was interested in seeing BB in the afternoon. At about 11 AM, my phone rang, Dusen, my driver was on his way to pick me up and he’ll be at the hotel in about twenty minutes. Five minutes after that the phone rang again, Dusen was down stairs waiting for me. It took me a few minutes to get downstairs and when I did he was standing outside, not in his car. I was having a problem with my phone so I asked him to call my translator for me; he did and told her to call me back. I was concerned that we were going to arrive at the baby house during BB’s nap. I was asking the translator if someone called the baby house to let them know I was coming now, during BB’s nap, her reply to me was that the baby house doctor and the Director of the Ministry of Education were in the car so they knew I was going at that time. I was shocked, someone is in the car and here I am standing outside of the car for five minutes talking to my driver and translator and making the people who are trying to help me wait. Of course I said hello and I’m sorry I made you wait but the only part of what I said that was understood was hello. So for the next hour I sat quietly in the car and listened to the three of them laugh and talk in Russian.
When we arrived at the baby house I went into the playroom and waited for BB. When they bought him in it was obvious they had just woke him from his nap. Needless to say he was not a happy boy; he was very sleepy and didn’t want to leave his caregivers arms. He exercised his displeasure with being roused form his nap and he exercised his lungs as well. After a few minutes I got him to settle down, but he was not his usual happy self for most of the visit. He played a little bit but he was basically weepy until probably about the time he was supposed to get up from his nap. Shortly after he started playing with me, they came and got him for whatever he has on his day planner at 2 PM.
The bad part of this whole thing is that they were unable to complete the business that they were trying to do so they will try again in a few days.
We got back to the hotel later this afternoon, by this time the rain had cleared and it turned out to be a nice day. You guessed it, time to walk again. Sara called and asked me if I wanted to see the American Idol results show so I headed out again. This time, I took a different route, one without my unintentional detours and made it to her and Julian’s apartment in about 30 minutes. We had dinner, watched Idol and had a nice evening. Then Sara and Julian walked me back to the hotel, they escorted me back after dark, I appreciate that!
I only have two more days to visit with BB. Although I am anxious to come home the thought of leaving him gets harder and harder every day. I can only hope I get a quick court date and get back here to see him again as soon as possible. Take care, Chris