First of all - I am sorry that I am a day late - that means I will post twice today - Once for Saturday and later for Sunday. I could not access the internet last night.
The girls had their medical exams on Saturday and they were all very good. Lucy was especially good - none of it bothered her. From an American's standpoint I would say the exam was pretty baseline. In the first station they checked the girls ears and throats as well as their hearing. The next station they were weighed, measured and had their temperature taken. They then had their chests and hearts listened to. Missy Lucy tipped the scales at 19 pounds - good healthy girl. After the medical exam which didn't take very long we were free to do what we wanted. We stopped in several of the stores. There are so many nice shops here - we love the city. There is a store right next to the hotel where all of the woman know Lucy. I thought it was so cute until I started thinking about it and came to the conclusion that the nicer they are to the baby the more money mom and dad will spend in their store - capitalism at its best!
We came back to the hotel and Lucy took a short nap. Later in the afternoon the group went to The Pearl and Jade market. It was very fun and Lucy seemed to enjoy it. She loves baubles! We bought her something to put away for her until she is older. We came back to the hotel and then had a fun evening with our new friends Tim and Wendy and their daughter Quincy. We all went out to dinner and had a really fun time. The girls were good at the restaurant. We had to make one more stop after dinner to pick up our laundry at the store next door. Right when we walked in everyone yelled Lucy's name - it made me laugh and I thought it was cute but I refrained from purchasing anything. The girls were ready for bed when we came home.
One of the babies in our group had to go to the hospital last night - she actually had to go to three hospitals until they were able to help her. She was dehydrated and diagnosed with malnutrition and some sort of infection. I feel so bad for her mom and dad they said it was very scary. She was put on IV's and they are trying to get her back to the States one day ahead of us. She is a little peanut - she needs to get home and see an American physician. We are so grateful that Lucy is healthy!!!
Well another great day with our girl. She gets funnier by the day. She figured out how to pull her bow out of her hair and she learned out to pull off her shoes. Neither of these things made me happy - especially the bow as it is her signature style. Oh well that's okay.
Hope you are all well. I'll post todays (Sunday's) post later on. Hopw you are enjoying your weekend!
Bridget, Rich and Lucy