Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Too much to say, not enough bandwidth

That kind of sums it up. Internet here is much harder than i expected.

Biggest news is that I probably have to come home at the same time as
J, and then have about six weeks back in the UK before i return. Not
happy about this, but don't really have much choice (have pretty much
been told by lady who runs orphanage not to stay). NOT looking forward
to kissing those two little faces goodbye.

So I'll probably do belated posts when I get home to my broadband.
Which will probably be next week. Oh, so much do not want to think
about this. Moving swiftly on...

One piece of GOOD news though - both the babies put on 100g this week.
HUGE relief. I have been panickingly terrified about their tininess,
especially since i saw their growth charts (showing NO net weight gain
for baby boy since birth). So this is ... wonderful news. They are
still titchy, but they are titchy and growing.

I am on a computer at the reception desk of our guesthouse, so had
really better go. Not really able to answer the phone if it rings...

Many xxxs to all - i can see google reader some of the time, but can't
comment on any of your blogs because blogspot proper is blocked from
Ethiopia. I can't tell you how much your kind comments eased my heart
last week. I appreciate it so much. I think this is partly why I was
so freaked by what made me write the post below - I was feeling SO
GRATEFUL for support from others who understood what was going on, and
was NOT in the mood to have to make my blog private. I'm sorry if that
post seemed a little over-reactive. (errrr, a little?) In the end i
decided that, even if everyone I knew, even those I most didn't want
prying into my private thoughts, found what I had written - it would
still have been worth it to have met a group like y'all. Thank you,
from the bottom of my heart.


  1. I get so excited when I see a new post of yours pop up. I am so sad that you have to leave your babies, but SO happy that they are putting on weight! Hugs to you friend!!!! Can't wait to hear more when you can write more.

    Also, I wonder if you'll be back to Ethiopia when we travel? Do you know where the Union Hotel is in Addis? If so, I would love to get together over a cup of coffee at the hotel (since we won't be taking our toddler out of the hotel except for trips to the orphanage)...but was hoping you could come meet me there and meet baby Orange too. Anyway, lots going on with you so we can worry about that later. Thinking of you,


  2. Great news about the babies gaining weight! Tough news on having to go back home for a bit. May it pass quickly, may your reunion with your babies be joyfully sweet! Thinking of all of you!


  3. Oh friend! I'm so happy to see that you have posted despite the width of the band. Most excellent that the little ones have put on weight, woot! I will keep you in my thoughts, girl. I deplore that you are leaving, but there with you in spirit, know that you are strong, you will do it, and babies will be fine. Safe travels, girl.

  4. I'm so sorry you have to leave your sweeties, C. I wish this weren't part of the process. We'll be here to listen to every detail when you return.

    Go babies on the weight gain!! They must know mama is there to feed them. (-;

  5. I am thinking of you every day!! I am so sorry to hear that you have to come home, but it is great news that the little ones are gaining weight!! Get home safe and sound! XOXOX

  6. So sorry to hear that you must leave your little ones. I hope it goes by quickly and that they continue to grow and thrive until you return. Have a safe trip home!

  7. I just came across your blog and have since added it to our blogroll. I'll be following your journey & am sending loads of positive thoughts your way!



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