Daddy and Probal Reading
Showin' off the skills
Showin' off the skills
Ms. Roy delivered Probal to our room!
Well, today was interesting. We barely slept last night, partly from our internal clocks being messed up with the time difference, and partly because we knew what today would bring. At 8am Daniel called the children's home. He was told something that he didn't understand, and the person hung up. We went to breakfast, and called back at 9am. We were told to call Ms. Roy at 11 at a different number. We did, and got cut off. We called back and were given yet another number to reach her. This time we got through, and we were able to make an appointment for 2:30pm. These waits are endless. We played a lot of cribbage, and watched a lot of Discovery Channel.
At 1:30, the car arrived, stating it takes 45 minutes to an hour to get there. We got there half an hour early, so we asked him to drive around. He did, and we arrived precisely on time. We were met at our car by Dipak, who we know from our last go around. He escorted us to the consulate to get Max Rup's visa. He handed us a note from Ms. Roy, asking us to go back to the hotel and wait. That she would bring Probal to the hotel. He handed us his cell phone and Ms. Roy was on the phone repeating the message, only stating that there was a problem in Kolkata, and she'd tell us when she got here.
More waiting! My nerves were shot already, but we managed to hold it together with more cribbage. MS. Roy was on time. Bottom line is that we have Mason. I won't go into the "problem," just because I don't know if I should. To the families waiting for pictures and news of their babies - I am SO sorry! This was not our choice, but we do feel it was necessary.
Mason was all smiles and snuggles for a while. He loves to throw things, loves to read. He has this cute thing where he puts his hand up to his face like he's sucking his thumb, but he's not really sucking anything. Then for a while he would look at the door, whimper and pout. It was very sad, and has come back a few times. We expect more for sure. He ate some dinner, and then promptly threw it up. I hated giving him a bath so soon, but the minute we walked into the bathroom he grinned and said "tubby". He splashed and played, got into some jammies, and now he's chatting up a storm!
We are all winding down, and ready for sleep. We met the folks in the next room who are recieving their daughter tomorrow. They seem like a sweet couple, and we're hoping to get the kids together tomorrow evening.
I don't think we'll be doing much for a while. Laying low, and getting used to each other. That's just fine by us. He's wonderful, perfect for us, and we're completely in love with our son! Sorry it took so long to post, but it's been quite a ride today!