Just a quick update and then back to bed for me! It was a heck of a day. We met with the attorney in the morning and got some frustrating news about some things, but some "promising" news about the April 14 embassy date. No guarantees, but it's at least looking "possible." We saw their birth certificates... what beautiful babies we have! Yodit is making such a cute face in her picture... she's definitely got some serious personality!
While at the attorney's smokey office on the 6th floor of his building (a long walk up when you're starting to feel puny!), I got so overcome by dizziness I had to lay on the floor of his office. This caused quite a stir, but I felt better once I was horizontal. I figured it was exhaustion and/or altitude, no big deal. After a long and rather information talk, we were sent to Toukoul to meet our angels. I'll admit now this was a terrible idea considering I was feeling so out of sorts. But, we were so ready to meet Yodit & Tewodros!
We arrived at Toukoul and began talking with Melat about our program. I had to interrupt her and ask for a place to lay down... back to just about passing out. Yikes. While I was laying in the visiting room, Melat continued talking about the visiting hours, our plans, etc., and then I heard it. That beautiful little cry our Yodit shared with us in a video taken back in February by a friend. Moments later, Tewodros was carried into the room and placed into my arms. Yodit was handed to Joe and we began talking to them in awe. We'd arrived at lunch time, so Yodit was rather unhappy we didn't have a bottle for her. After a moment of holding little Tewodros, we swapped and I tried to comfort Yodit. This was semi successful, but I was getting sicker by the moment. Tewodros had some serious congestion and projectile spit up. About the moment of the spit up mess, I was starting to pass out or throw up, so I begged our guide Ephrim to take Yodit. Joe and Ephrim took the babies from the room and I collapsed.
So, the remainder of the day I spent in bed and visiting the toilet. Puking is really the pits.
More later... back to bed. We're hoping in the morning I'll be continuing to feel better and we'll spend more time at Toukoul. I think we're going to delay our trip to Awassa another day to allow for more recovery time...
Oh, there was also a fire at the building that butts up against our guest house today... fun times. More on that later!
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