This morning was our first attempt at eating out of the hotel room and in an actual restaurant setting. With Grammy Jill's help we thought we would attempt public eating and headed for the buffet breakfast in the hotel. :) And it went fabulous. The girls both scarfed down pancakes, eggs, and milk for breakfast.
Oh and FYI, the Ergo isn't just for leaving the hotel room either. It's miraculous at just calming the girls down throughout the day. Several times this week I've wished I could hug and kiss the inventor of the amazing Ergo. It has made all the difference for us.
Today was the girls' medical appointments to mainly get their TB screening so we can finalize the visa application...so we can head home!
And uh, shots are no fun.
I also had the doctor check Roxie's ear for an infection and sure enough it was an earache. We left the office with an antibiotic prescription for her earache and viral medication medication for both the girls' coughs and a nasal spray for their noses. The chemist in the medical building didn't have all the meds we needed so we headed to a local pharmacy before returning to the hotel.
While we were at the doctor torturing the girls, Jude was having ice cream with Grammy...
Today was a remarkable day. I'm not sure why, but today on our 5th full day with just us and the girls, they turned a corner. As I mentioned yesterday, they had not walked since being with us, and had only stood up twice. But today Simone decided to shimmy her way off the bed on her tummy, and stood up. She was actually in the other room with Brett and he told her to walk in the other room to see Mommy. And lo and behold there she comes waddling precariously into my room. It was one of the cutest sights my eyes have ever seen. She was so happy and so aware of her accomplishment and bravery. Just a minute later Roxie decided to stand on the floor too.
And then right before our eyes the girls just changed from babies into toddlers.
They were walking all over the room. Then they were getting into toys and suitcases.
Then all of sudden they were warming up to Brett like never before. Roxie, especially, has barely even let Brett get close to her, much less hold her. But in a matter of minutes something clicked in their little hearts and minds this afternoon.
All of a sudden we were a whole new kind of family.
Our room was loud and full of giggles and cheers and our hearts were bursting and we were just in shock at what we were witnessing.
Jude gave the girls horsey rides on his back. And I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt.
And then all of sudden Simone decided to give Grammy a hug!
After lots of giggles and new accomplishments, all the kiddos squirmed their way into Daddy's lap for snacks. This was huge for little Roxie! She had been so leery of Brett, but all of sudden Daddy is no longer scary but a comfy place for a snack.
I'm curious if tomorrow morning will be like starting from scratch, or if we'll just pick up where we left off today. Regardless, this afternoon was dreamy.
Really, as I sat here and watched the girls reach their arms up to their Daddy for the first time, and as I watched their skinny little legs waddle around the room, I thought, "How in the world did I get the two most beautiful little girls in all of India?"