Sunday, July 13, 2008

Small World


Here's an interesting paradoxical-type news item: Our sweet baby is in Kolkata.. and the director of her orphanage is ~2 miles from my house right now. Siiiigh.
As hard as it is to think about that, I'm looking forward to speaking with her and hearing a first-hand account of our baby's development. We've been told that our little Devika is now 13 lbs and 26.4". She can now sit up from supine position, and can stand up when holding her crib rail. She walks while holding the hands of her Ayah, and is saying a few little words such as 'ma-ma', 'ba-ba', and 'da-da'.
So we're missing her first words and her first steps. As difficult as it is to miss these milestones, at least we know that she is doing well - which is a wonderful thing.
Her first birthday is exactly one month from today. Wish we could be planning a party.

In other news, my brother had his jaw surgery (1/2 of his jaw replaced with metal due to a very aggressive benign tumor). Crazy-difficult surgery, but it went very well. After the surgery, however, he was having some heart-racing issues.. major. Spent his hospital time in ICU so they could watch for heart probs. Turned out that he has a slight heart defect. Not life-threatening, but he has to make some lifestyle changes - mainly extremely limited caffeine intake. ACK!! I feel sorry for him, as he and I share a mega love for coffee/espresso. :((( Oh well, could be worse. He's very slowly recovering - still bandaged up and can't open his mouth enough to eat/drink anything more than liquids/pureed food. Yikes.

10 comments:

Nadra said...

Looking forward to hearing updates of your precious little one. Praying that you get news soon so you can be on your way to her. Hugs!!

Candice said...

I am so glad to hear that Devika is doing well and that you actually get to talk with the orphanage director! I'm sure it won't be long now till you actually get to go there yourself and see her in person! That is our prayer!

Candice

Peter and Nancy said...

So close, and yet so far . . . I am sorry that your adoption is at a bit of a standstill. I thought it was so much harder to wait after we had photos and a name. Hearing about milestones is bittersweet -- great to know she's thriving, but so hard to hear from 8,000 or so miles away. Praying for news for you,
Nancy

The Labontes said...

Amy, praying that any day now you'll hear and for a SUPER quick passport for Devika.
Kristy

Gidget said...

It is great to know how she is doing. Getting to meet the director, I am sure is a comfort.It would be nice to go to the reception,we are excited to hear any good news. The Fenwick Family.

Julie & Patrick said...

Sounds like Devika is growing well in spite of the fact that she is not with her forever family, just yet. Hope that the good news you are waiting for comes soon.

Julie R

Amy said...

I wish we lived close by to visit with her. I hope you get lots of information!

Kristi said...

Glad you get to see Anju and get a first-hand update on Devika! Hang in there...

So good to hear your brother is doing better too!

:)Kristi

Starfish said...

Hope you hear some news soon. And that is wild about your brother, glad he's doing better.

Todd and Michele said...

We're hoping you get some news soon, or at the least more pictures. I am searching your blog daily for ANY news.... it's been quiet way to long.

Michele
(another Dillon Family - waiting on Dreyden)