In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

One step closer?

Today we had Izzy’s medical at the doctor at the Australian Consulate.  It was pretty standard, measurements, asked us lots of questions about what we have observed over the last week, checking reflexes and then a blood test.  That was extremely traumatic for all of us.  Izzy is a well covered baby, ie thunder thighs and rolls and rolls.  So finding a vein in all that fat was very hard.  She was saturated with sweat when they finally were done, but at least they got a vein first go.  One of the other babies in our group took 3 attempts.

We won’t know until Thursday if everything is okay which is frustrating, if there is a problem I’ll be staying.  Izzy is very small for her age and behind with gross motor skills, however the doctor seemed pleased with what she was doing and I think it is to be expected that the babies from orphanages or foster homes haven’t had the opportunities that a baby in a normal home environment would have.

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