Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Terriffic Tuesday and PRE COURT DATE!
Leeza loves blowing rasberries, it makes her very happy
It makes her mommy laugh with joy because she is so sappy!!
Leeza Grace and her mom
They've got it goin on!!
You know...these American's aren't so bad...I think I KINDA like em!!!
Maybe my mom isn't SO boring...she has cool bling...
self portrait of Mom and Leeza...taken by Mom
The massage therapist was in today and told me that Leeza and I looked alike. I think it's our eyes....but hers are much prettier, and I am WAY MORE TAN!!
Leeza's favorite pose..yes, I'm a supermodel. Check out the dimples in her knee...dang she's cute. She has cute baby feet too. I don't think she sees them that much...but she will soon!!!
Big smile just for Mom today...yay!! I'm not SUCH chopped liver..I'm kinda cool...I wear cool jewerly at LEAST...
Leeza iniated a peek a boo game with her mama today. It was really cute..it was all her. She cracks me up.
First things first: Pre-court is Tuesday, August 26th at 2:00!! Yay!!! Tatiana says that typically court is scheduled a month from the day you file for court. So…if we are “typical”, then we would have court Sept 12th (that is a Friday) or that next week. So….that’s not very far away!! So, Joe can fly outta here on Wednesday the 27th. I will give our buddy Eldo a call later. Our return flights are for Sept 16th, SO, it’s POSSIBLE that we can still use those tickets. (well, not ME, but Joe and Sean). We’ll get our court date at pre-court.
We are moving along!!! Yay!!! I'm still undecided on if Sean will go back with Joe or hang with me until court. I want to see what his school says about what it will require for him to make up the work. I have my good friend Laura checking into that for me. The first day of school was CANCELLED tomorrow though, because of Hurricane Fay. Hopefully, all we get is wind and rain, and it's not serious at all. They always close the schools as a precaution. Sean says.."the kids love hurricane day". At least it's one less day he misses of school (as long as the hurricane doesn't do any damage, that is...)
It’s VERY cool hanging with our girl…she is definitely getting more relaxed around us. She was VERY VERY happy today. She didn’t get fussy at all except at the end when we were “cleanin up” to take her back to her buddies. They asked me to bring some of her clothes, since they mostly have only winter things. She was in her “Platinum Visa” onesie and her pink socks and she was pretty much ADORABLE! She woofed down her soup, but wouldn't touch her "tea" or her second course. Aigul told Tatiana that Leeza is a very "picky eater" and she will ONLY eat what she likes. If it's not sweet, she won't eat it, and she doesn't like tea. She's got a sweet tooth like her momma! The soup bowls are huge, with all that yummy homemade bread, so she gets plenty to eat. She has the sweetest dimples on her knees...I adore her chubby baby legs. Sean was such a skinny baby and I was always worried about him, so it's nice to have sweet baby chubby legs to smooch!!
Joe didn’t get to visit today, except for the last 15 minutes, because he went to the doctor.
I wish he would write about it, but he won’t (he said he told me, and I can write about it)…but hearing him talk about it is VERY VERY INTERESTING! Eugene’s dad hooked him up with the head doctor. He had x-rays and a blood work done. He kept telling them he had a sinus infection, but they made him get the x-rays, etc to confirm their initial diagnosis of bronchitis, and wanted to admit him in the hospital. He said NO! After sending him to the ENT doctor who ordred the x-rays of his chest and nasal cavity...guess what....It’s a sinus infection. They wanted to give him a nasal puncture (yikes!) but he declined and asked for pills. they acgtually wanted to PUNCTURE his naval cavity where it's infected and drain it out. yikes!! Tatiana said it doesn't work and it's very painful. When she first asked him if he wanted that, he thought it was accunpuncture and almost said yes. They wanted to give him injections , because they are more effective, and he said NO, PILLS! So, he finally got his pills. He’s on 3 different antibiotics. I can tell he is feeling better today because he’s being really sassy again!!! I wish he would blog about the doctor visit, because hearing it from him was really really interesting. His advice to people coming: DON’T GET SICK AND GET ANTIOBIOTICS FOR ANYTHING YOU MIGHT GET BEFORE YOU COME!
He was amazed at how old their technology is. He is also amazed how how resourceful the people of Kostanai are. He was also incredibly impressed with how organized they are. I can say the same thing of the baby house. They do an INCREDIBLE job with those kids....they really do. Joe said the ENT doctor was a very old woman, (Joe says in her nineties) and she wore the big mirror thing on her forehead like you see in the movies. I’m cracking up as he’s telling me about it. He said there were long corridors filled with HUNDREDS of people waiting for medical care. Thanks to Eugene, he got special treatment and got right in. He said there were all these doors off the corridor where the doctors had their offices. He saw the head doctor and the ENT doctor. Tatiana said the x-ray lady looked at them really strangely when she walked into the x-ray room with and told her it was not necessary to accompany her father into x-ray. HA! Tatiana is 26, which is Jillian’s age (still freaks me out!). The good news is that he woke up feeling better today, and he got some antibiotics to clear it up, I don’t have to give him any injections, he did not endure a “nasal puncture”, and he is NOT in the hospital.
I have an earache that just started, but I am scared of an ear puncture, so I hope it just goes away…. Anyone have any good advice for an ear ache?