Before I get to the good stuff...my email is down! It's driving me crazy! I'm guessing they are doing some sort of maintenance on the web connection. If I was at school I'm sure I would be getting an email about that, but I'm not and I'm not getting or sending any emails!!!! I hope it's fixed soon or I may lose my mind! Now, we got to see S this morning! We arrived at the baby home around 9:30 and there was all sorts of people coming and going. There was a large group of students waiting to go in. I'm sure they are some sort of medical students doing hands on practice at the baby home. I wanted to yell out, "Do any of you speak English? Do you know my baby? Can you tell me about her?". Don't worry, I didn't embarrass our culture by doing it, but I really wanted to! It's hard not to stare here, it's fascinating to see another culture in their day to day activities. I was struck by the fact that after having the experience of working in these baby homes, these young girls will probably grow up to birth their own babies. This baby home has 80 children, from ages 0-4 yrs, all fairly healthy. They would be snatched up in a heartbeat at home! We went up to the little waiting area and sat on the couch. The head doctor brought her to us and I couldn't believe how tiny she is! I know her measurements, and I traced her foot when we were here last, but when I went to buy clothes and shoes I would look at the 12-18 mos. clothes and size 5 shoes, and I would think she's not that tiny! I have bought quite a few 18-24 mos. and size 6 shoes:) She really is that small though! It was like deja vu when we went into the room. She cried, clung to me, threw every toy we gave her, and wouldn't get off my lap. Eventually she got interested in a "My First Purse" we brought. I knew she would love this! She likes to put things in and take things out. Then she played with a puzzle(which she was quite good at!) for awhile and we saw some smiles. I brought a couple pairs of shoes to try on her, some 5's and some 6's, so I took those out. Oh yes, this is where the planets aligned, I looked in her eyes, and knew SHE IS MY CHILD. Her eyes lit up at the sight of those shoes(first the pink flower ones with the squeaky heels) and she immediately started taking her shoes off and putting on her new ones(by herself:). She LOVED those shoes! Mark looked at me and said, "You're going to let her keep those shoes right?". I hesitated, of course silly man I'm going to let her keep those adorable, semi-expensive, pink and flowery, go with a couple outfits at home shoes...unless I can con her into putting on the target clearance shoes that I also brought. Don't think I'm awful, I know this child will appreciate them more when she's wearing them with the matching outfit! So, I pulled out the Target shoes and walla, same reaction! I have to admit, there's a devious side of me that wants to have a whole truckload of squeaky shoes delivered to the baby home-how funny for all 80 of them to be squeaking around? Anyway, the 5's fit with some room!