I thought I 'd start the new year off right by writing to everyone who has been following mommy on her adventure. Well, I'm in the cottage now. Have been since December 29 at about 5 pm. I arrived soon after mommy, Inna and Oleg "busted me out" of the Children's Hospital (see photo). They took very good care of me there, but I'm happy to be moving on.
Mommy is still fairly clueless, but has improved since night one when she seemed very surprised to learn that I eat every three hours AROUND THE CLOCK. Someone at the CH told her that I sleep through the night - ha! Also, took a good 24 hours + for mommy to find the right nipple size. They were either too small (very frustrating), or too large (I like the formula, but prefer not to drown in it). So now we have "the golden nipple". Mommy says it's more valuable then her passport. I think she's a little neurotic about this, but we better get another couple just in case. We can't both have meltdowns at the same time.
So, we've been hanging with Teresa and Camille. Camille was born 17 hours after me, and she and I like to stare at one another and share toys. She didn't like her carrots so I tried them, and so far so good. Although I'm glad I'm not the one changing my diaper :)
It's nice and toasty in the cottage, but freezing outside (-4 F today, during the day!), so I'm not going out until it's time to fly to Almaty on January 18 (Teresa and Camille are leaving on January 11; don't know if we'll get other cottage-mates then.
Here are some pics of me in the cottage on our hang out quilt, with Camille, with the nurse who took care of me and mommy and me dressed to leave, plus the outside of the CH, and the steppes near Kokshetau. I'll post again soon.
Happy New Year. Can't wait to meet you all.
Alec Aslan Jordan