Friday, May 29, 2009

Catching up

I’m going to try to catch up on the story so far.
Sunday. Went to church with Godfrey at the Kampala International Church. It is where a lot of embassy workers and other muzungas go. It doesn’t last as long as some of the others. It is held on the campus of a private school that is beautiful. It is in an open air pavillion. It reminded me of having church in the barn. The sermon series for the next few weeks is on sex. That’s all I’m saying about that for now.
Monday. Started out normal. Went and helped out at the baby home. We took some of the kids to a public pool down the street. I got to take Irene/Willa Rae also. She doesn’t like the water. Bath time is going to be fun. That is not the worst part, though. I got to dehydrated and threw up not once but twice in a planter in front of everyone. Talk about an ice breaker. Thankfully Tara took WR for me and I went back to my room took some Phenergin and went to bed.
Tuesday. Slept til lunch. Went over and played in the afternoon. Stayed for feeding, but ditched nappy changing. Just not up to it tonight.
Wednesday. Went over for class time. Peter called and had to dash off to his office to sign some papers. Came back in time to feed WR, change her and head to the doctor’s office for blood work. They were running 2 hours behind, so we went to the mall for lunch and came back. WR is so great!! The doctor stuck her thumb with a needle from a syringe and she only cried for about 5 seconds. We don’t get the results until we come back tomorrow.
We did not have our regular driver, Godfrey. I am going to take a moment and do a little advertising for him. If you are considering coming to Uganda, you have to call him. He is the best. He has taken care of us so much. He calls and checks on us, even on the days he doesn’t drive for us. He is very knowledgable about the adoption process. I would be totally lost with out him.

Thursday Back to see the doctor. HIV NEGATIVE!!!!!! He said everything else looked OK and he would forward our paperwork to the embassy. We came back and spent the rest of the day at the babies home. It was a very exciting day in the neighborhood. There is a new ‘mayor’ of the area and they threw an all day party, with music, speakers, food, and a visit from the President.
We have been without water in the guest house for 2 days now. Thankfully it has been cool. No showers and pouring water into the toilet to flush. AHHH the luxury


Spirit of Adoption said...

Wow! So thankful to get some insight!!! ; ) We have Godfrey, and he's already been helpful! Praise God!!!! Thanks for sharing all of this, sister!!!!! Can't wait to meet you in person! ; )

BTW, do you think your throwing up has anything to do w/ the malaria meds you are taking? I've heard from several that they give loss of appetite and nausea. I'm trying to prepare myself b/c that, for me, is the WORST!

Robin said...

Hey Tanya! I'm so glad things are going so well (and quick!) for you!! I have two girls I'm in the process of adopting from Uganda. We live there, though I'm in Texas on furlough til August. When I get back I'll be starting a new babies home in Entebbe, AcaciaTree Uganda.
I'm always excited to follow other Ugandan adoptions!!

jena said...

You are making us miss Godfrey even worse than we usually do!!! So glad he is there to help you. He truly was an amazing resource for us!

Take care of yourself. Forget the water... Fanta.... mmmmmm! I know, water is better.

Shawnda may be onto something... we used malarone while there with no side effects. Keith used a different one when he went back in Feb and well, let's just say he did quite a bit of finding bushes!

Anonymous said...

Wow! So much to catch up on! I had been watching your blog and waiting for news! I'm so happy for you, just blown away by how fast everything has happened. Praise the Lord! His hand is in this.

Jennifer said...

Just a note to let you know that the Nichols/Odom crew & the FECU crew are all so excited for you. Me & Brit check in here at least twice a day!! Take care of yourself!
Jenn Nichols